Presentation on Puentes Telemáticos at NowNet Arts

Juan David Rubio and I recently co-presented a paper at the NowNet Arts Conference about our experiences with Puentes Telemáticos / Telematic Bridges. It is always inspiring for me to collaborate and think about telepresence with Juan, and we are looking forward to doing more writing together as we continue to … Read more

Virtual workshops for UNAM

In October, I enjoyed getting to know some grad students and faculty at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) through offering a series of Zoom workshops on telematic and networked music, thanks to an invitation from Pablo Gómez Cano for Síntesis Cultura. We covered a lot of topics, including hands-on … Read more

Mark Dresser 5 @ Angel City Jazz Fest

It was a joy to once again be part of LA’s homegrown Angel City Jazz Festival, to play Mark Dresser’s imaginative and powerful music with these incredible musicians (Mark Dresser, Chris Speed, Joshua White and Mark Ferber), and above all to share it with an in-person audience at REDCAT, after … Read more

Telematic concert, Korea-California

The Asian Cultural Council World Music Festival is a yearly festival in Korea and it was an honor to be invited by the indefatigable composer-performer Yoon Jeong Heo to participate in a recent Telematic Ensemble concert there. Anthony Davis, Mark Dresser and I all “beamed in” from our individual locations … Read more

Puentes Telemáticos / Telematic Bridges 2021

I had a fantastic time collaborating again this year on Puentes Telemáticos / Telematic Bridges, a telepresent, intercultural music course linking students from Santa Ana High School in CA with peers in Manizales, Colombia. This year, we expanded it to a 3-week format, and due to the continued lockdown in … Read more

Concert with Myra Melford and Mark Dresser + podcast interview

It was a joy as always to play a concert with Myra Melford and Mark Dresser recently, in this case a live telematic performance presented by Simon Rentner’s WBGO podcast, The Checkout. We played together from 3 separate locations in California, using low latency software. The three of us have … Read more

Presentation on networked music at NPAPW

Although I was sorry to miss meeting people in person as it was held virtually this year, it was a pleasure to be on a recent panel at the Networked Performing Arts Production Workshop with Tania Lisboa, Rob Hamilton, and Jesper Andersen, moderated by Ann Doyle. I gave a brief … Read more

Trio with Anthony Davis and Mark Dresser

It is always a joy to play with Anthony Davis and Mark Dresser, but especially in this case, my first time performing with people in the same room in over a year (all 3 of us have been vaccinated). The streaming concert was a benefit to raise funds for Feed … Read more

Soundpath, by Muhal Richard Abrams

It’s hard to describe the wide-ranging creative impact of Muhal Richard Abrams (1930-2017), one of the co-founders of the AACM and someone who mentored many of my own teachers. Shortly before he passed, Muhal was commissioned to compose a new work, Soundpath, by the Philadelphia-based group led by Bobby Zankel, … Read more

Feed the Fire: A Cyber Symposium in Honor of Geri Allen

Geri Allen (1957-2017) inspired so many of us through her powerful music and presence, and her passing a few years was such a huge loss for the world. In this recent cyber-symposium, it was an honor to be included in a conversation about Geri’s telematic work with some of my … Read more

Intro to networked music performance

I’m excited to share a new article, Networked music performance: An introduction for musicians and educators, published in full on Medium.com and also in a shorter version as a guest blog post for SmartMusic.com. It covers the main practical considerations of playing music with people via internet, and ends with … Read more

The Stones Can Answer

I’m honored to be on this trio track (playing trombone/digibone) with the wonderfully creative improvisers G.E. Stinson (guitar/electronics) and Kaoru Mansour (voice/electronics/text), on a new album release (“35”) by various artists on Accretions Records to celebrate the label’s 35th anniversary! It was a pleasure making this collective track with them … Read more