New Video of Crystal Tresses in the Sky

Greg did this performance at Exapno in July, and the footage has been sitting around on my computer since then. Then I got Premiere Elements and can finally have an easier time dealing with all the concert footage living on my drives…. Yeah… there’s a lot of it. His ensemble, The Fourth Wall, played this […]

I Love Public Online Collaboration

It makes composition so much less lonely. Yes, I’m still sitting alone in my house making things up, but other people can chime in and help me think through neat dramatic issues or musical ideas if they want to. And the best part is that they can participate while I’m still technically alone, which means […]

Ruckus Amongstus was a huge success!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the two dozen or so people (I never got an accurate head count) who performed in the show, filmed it, recorded it, served fantastic cocktails, and yes, carried a disassembled marimba around in travel bags. We had one hell of a day, starting with loading in and lunch, […]

Always Carry Drums

I have a rule about this. It has broader implications, but for me it starts from putting on shows. And it’s this: Always Carry Drums. Here’s what I mean. If you’re putting on a show, and you’re not a drummer, at some point you’re going to be standing around, having totally finished “your bit” of […]

Ruckus Amongstus: or, the rise and fall of the city of Muppet Darmstadt

This is going to be a wonderfully mad show. I’ve been looking forward to the day when the team behind No Signal got back together with some new friends in New York and put on shows again, and that time is finally upon us. This Saturday, 8 PM, at the Exapno New Music Community Center, […]

Cucumbers & Gin, live at Exapno tomorrow night!

Tomorrow night, Sean-David Cunningham is going to perform Cucumbers & Gin live! After all our work on the Kickstarter campaign, on the recording, and on the film, it’s easy to forget that you can also just go up to people and perform for them. The concert’s at the Exapno New Music Community Center, where I’m […]

Ear to Mind panel at Exapno

Yesterday I spoke on a panel about the state of contemporary music, hosted by a great new organization, Ear to Mind. Ear to Mind, led by Meg Wilhoite and Inhyun Kim, is a group devoted to the interface between contemporary music and the other arts, with an eye to which artworks will last into the […]