It’s the beginning of a New Year, and here’s the start of an ongoing newsletter for show information, album announcements, and a way to include something about what’s going on here in California by sharing a photo and a live recording.
I took the photo above at Death Valley two days before Christmas. It was my first visit to the park, and this was taken at Golden Canyon after sunset, and as you can see, at dusk the sky was purple. Beautiful.
Also in December I performed Island in the Sky, a graphic score I created based on the region of the same name in Canyonlands National Park in 2013. On this performance I was joined by the exceptional talents of Kristina Dutton, Owen Stewart-Robertson, Teddy Rankin-Parker and Safa Shokrai. There have been a few performances with different line ups, but this particular combination of players felt quite right. Here is the recording from our performance at Studio Grand in Oakland.
One last thing: in December the Broken Trap Ensemble had our very first recording released by Astral Spirits. Cassette and download only, I have a few copies, and you can find it at the Monofonus Press site.