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 Colombia, students there joined from … 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 collaborated on many telematic concerts … 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 presentation with some reflections on … Read more

Trio with Anthony Davis and Mark Dresser

I am always grateful for a chance to perform with Anthony Davis and Mark Dresser, but never more than this concert, my first time performing with people in the same room in over a year. The streaming concert was a benefit to raise funds for Feed San Diego, through the wonderful Bodhi Tree Concert series. … 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, the Warriors of the Wonderful … 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 mentors and heroes, including George … 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 some broader ideas on how … 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 given their unique soundworlds. The … Read more

Panel, en español

It was a pleasure to join flutist Wilfrido Terrazas, cultural producer Magali Palomar, and bassist Amanda Irarrazabal for an online discussion to celebrate the release of Wilfrido’s CD “Be Prepared.” It was hosted by Lupino Caballero and Multifónico. They were kind enough to put up with my grammar errors in Spanish, and we had an … Read more

Virtual Concert Hall trio concert

I recently enjoyed playing a telematic trio concert with my longtime telematic collaborators Mark Dresser and Matthias Ziegler, along with excellent video scenography and streaming by Joel de Giovanni and additional production by Johannes Schütt and Patrick Müller. This was sponsored by the University of Arts, Zurich on their Virtual Concert Hall series and everyone … Read more

Trio concert with Anthony Davis and Mark Dresser @ Arts for Art

I’m excited to perform a trio concert with two longtime friends/mentors, Mark Dresser and Anthony Davis, as part of the “Justice is Compassion On_Line Salon” series run by Arts for Art. The Arts for Art organization has been doing such important work for a long time, including the Vision Festival among many other projects, and … Read more