Tele-Espacios Activos, Festival de la Imagen, 2022

I have enjoyed participating in Mario Valencia’s “Tele-Espacios Activos” series within the Festival de la Imagen since 2015, sometimes in person in Manizales, Colombia and in other years performing remotely from California. I missed being there in person this year but it was still a pleasure to perform on the concert, this time improvising on … Read more

Gentle Prowess Deliberations, by Mariángeles Soto-Díaz

It was inspiring to collaborate on sound for Gentle Prowess Deliberations, a powerful new project by artist Mariángeles Soto-Díaz at Grand Central Arts Center in Santa Ana, CA. Soto-Díaz composed and directed a unique performance that took place within her art installation and featured four black belt judokas, two art performers, and original sounds including … Read more

Circadian Etudes, by The Assembly For Distance Alchemy

I’m happy to share that this collective album is now released by Infrequent Seams! In spring 2021, the final quarter of the year when we were still in COVID lockdown and holding classes entirely remotely, I was teaching a seminar on improvisation as part of our PhD program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology (ICIT), … Read more

New video on Puentes Telemáticos / Telematic Bridges

I’m excited to share this new video about Puentes Telemáticos / Telematic Bridges, a telepresent, intercultural music course linking students from Santa Ana High School in CA and the Fundación Batuta in Manizales, Colombia. I made it for a showcase at the online Connected Learning Summit, which I’m looking forward to attending later this month. … Read more

Central Park Five, 2022

Three years ago, I posted here about playing in the premieres of Central Park Five, the brilliant and moving opera by Anthony Davis. I am fortunate to have studied with Anthony in the ’90s and as I wrote in that tribute, Anthony deepened my understanding of Duke Ellington’s music (among so many other topics) by … Read more

New essay on “Thinking telematically”

In summer 2021, I was invited by Mark Lomanno, the media review editor for Jazz Perspectives, to write a short piece for that journal about the impact of the pandemic on jazz. I did discuss some musicians’ creative responses to lockdown, but rather than do a traditional media review of specific concerts or recordings, I … Read more

Duo performance with Mark Dresser

Mark Dresser gave an incredible recital recently at UCSD, sharing his wide creative range as both an improviser and composer. I enjoyed playing as a guest performer on a couple of his compositions that we performed as a duo, “Gloaming” and “Hobby Lobby Horse.” These are pieces we originally developed and recorded with the Mark … Read more

Podcast interview

John Lamberton recently interviewed me for his podcast, and I enjoyed a long conversation with him about my work in telematics, live electronics, and many other topics. Thank you, John! His interesting podcast series, titled Bridge, is available on all the usual places like Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

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 build out this program with … Read more

Virtual workshops for UNAM

In October, it was a pleasure working with grad students and faculty at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), where I offered 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 Sonobus practice as … Read more

Mark Dresser 5 @ Angel City Jazz Fest

I enjoyed performing again on LA’s homegrown Angel City Jazz Festival, playing with Mark Dresser’s incredible quintet featuring Chris Speed, Joshua White and Mark Ferber. It was great to play for an in-person audience at REDCAT, after so long playing only in online formats! I’m grateful to Rocco Samazzi and the other wonderful people who … 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 in California, to perform with … Read more