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

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