Over the past year I have grown close with the wonderful folks at the Make Music Alliance, an organization spearheading open source, come-all musical celebrations in the streets of cities around the world, every summer and winter solstice. I am so excited to be organizing with them a public, participatory staging of Pauline Oliveros’ powerful “The Heart Chant,” a simple invitation for healing through vocalization and listening. I’ll be joined by a core group to invite passers by in the heart of Lower Manhattan to join with us. Pauline’s work is just what the world needs right now, and I’m so happy to be able to bring it to NYC in this way.
The labor of love that has privately consumed my last two years is emerging into the world. I am beyond excited. Join us in New York City in January, these will be two special shows:
January 27th - 7pm
January 28th - 8pm
I love bands that are a product of deep relationships. Bands of people, not of instruments. Because who would have ever thought to put together trombone, saxophone, bassoon, guitar and bass? But when it’s three triplets and two best friends, it makes all the sense in the world. Our debut album just came out, check it out!
I am so excited to finally announce a project that has quietly taken over my life the last two years. Research and workshopping with countless artists in Miami, Oakland, Banff and Brooklyn has materialized into ECHOensemble, a collective of musicians and dancers creating evolving architecture of movement and sound with my practice called “SHIFT.” Check us out online:
Our third album comes out tomorrow! I can’t wait for you to hear it. We captured some magic in an incredible studio in Manhattan (Lethe Lounge) back in June, and some amazing folks have helped us bring it to the world. Order it here!
Thanks to the encouragement of Andrew Yoon from nothing to say, I gathered some enduring thoughts on music and art into an essay. I’d be honored to have your eyes, and I’d love to hear your thoughts! The link is below:
I am very excited to announce the release of "set-go," my collaboration with choreographer and videographer Liana Klienman. It was a labor of love of many months, supported by some truly marvelous musicians and dancers. I hope you enjoy!
Sound Underground is very excited to be off to the Jalisco International Jazz Festival next month! We can't wait to see our old friends and make new ones.
One of the most inspiring things about being in New York has been a deepening involvement with the dance community. Insprired by improvising with dancers at the Banff Centre this summer, I began hosting monthly movement and sound improvisation sessions in October to explore the shared language of our mediums. In January we had the incredible fortune to present one such improvisation at the Triskelion Arts "Never Before, Never Again" improvised dance festival, and even convinced them to let us seat some of the audience on the stage with us. Check out some highlights below!
Winter tour! Short and sweet, excited to explore new places and share bills with some really great bands!