I just completed a week here in Manchester with Joshua Hyde working on our project, m62, with composers Emily Howard, Mauricio Pauly, and Matthew Sergeant. We presented a workshop and a lecture recital at the Royal Northern College of Music, and spent a lot time experimenting with the composers on new acoustic and electronic sonic possibilities of our instruments. The next stage of the project will feature the composers coming to Paris to work with us on their completed pieces. Stay tuned for the premieres in 2014/2015. Also, it only rained once this week!
Check out this short video shot by Angela Guyton during the residency, a full length version will be out soon.
Following a busy first year together, we finally have a name! standardmodell, my trio with saxophonist Joshua Hyde and pianist Antoine Alerini, has some great projects lined up for the coming year, kicking off with this concert in fall. We are looking forward to working with Stefano Gervasoni and presenting the world premieres of new pieces by Germán Alonso and Matthew Ricketts. In the meantime, take a look at our recording of durch by Mark André, we will be performing it on the concert as well.
I'm excited to announce an upcoming concert concert in Toronto on August 19, as part of the Music Mondays series at the Church of the Holy Trinity. The four works span over 34 years of marimba repertoire, with the most recent work being the world premiere (of the revised version) of Ashkan Behzadi's Morfismo plastico for marimba and violin, where I will be joined by the Chris Whitley. It is also the concert debut of my beautiful Demorrow marimba, I can't wait to see how it sounds in the church. Hope to see you there!