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Improvising Project Video #4: Parallaksis

In 2009 I fell hard for a small US cymbal company called Hammerax. So many beautifully unusual sounds totally sparked my imagination. The fourth video in my improvising playlist, ‘Parallaksis’, features a selection of these unique metal instruments, including a   More…

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Improvising Project Video #3: Skin, Brush, Stone, Bronze

Third in the series of short, improvised solos, this one is entitled ‘Skin, Brush, Stone, Bronze’. The okedo-daiko featured in the video was made by Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten. The video was recorded March 15th, at Timpano Percussion Studio.

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New Music for Film: Okpik’s Dream

Several months ago, the award-winning composer Ramachandra Borcar, who happens to be an old friend of mine, asked me to collaborate on the recording of some new music for a documentary film called ‘Okpik’s Dream‘.  The resulting score is quite   More…

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Improvising Project Video #2: A Song of Liquid Measures

The second video in my playlist of improvised solos, recorded February 11, 2016, is called ‘A Song of Liquid Measures’. This short piece features the clay udu (made by Schlagwerk) and water-tuned porcelain bowls. A quiet listening space and headphones   More…

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Improvising Project Video #1: Ice Fog

A new year is a good time to start a new project. So I’ve decided to record 12 solo videos this year, one per month. My aim with this project is to create a playlist of improvised solos on instruments   More…

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Collaboration with Aleix Tobias, ‘Luz Ibérica’

It was an intense week of Spanish music and incredibly infectious rhythms with Aleix Tobias, working on ‘Luz Ibérica’. Aleix shared his music and arrangements with enthusiasm and patience. It was a tremendous experience sitting next to him in rehearsal   More…

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Collaboration with Aleix Tobias

I’m super excited to be preparing a new collaborative project that will feature the wonderfully creative Spanish percussionist and composer, Aleix Tobias. Aleix is the director of Coetus, the amazing Iberian percussion orchestra, and a fantastic musician. His playing reflects   More…