Monthly Archives: March 2014

MSP/Piano: 22-hour improv marathon on a structure by Satie, w 39 musicians + 1 dancer — Vexations [Re-vex’d] II @ Berkeley Arts Festival (beginning 2pm Sat 22 Mar, ending approx. noon, Sun 23 Mar)

In Sep 2012 Berkeley Arts’ 19-pianist Satie/Cage Vexations marathon proved that many strange, wonderful, and unintended things happen when you try to repeat its enigmatic theme 840 times over a 22-hour period. In Mar 2013, I was honored that Berkeley … Continue reading

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MSP/Piano: Post-jazz compositions for improvisers w Aaron Bennett’s Electro-Magnetic Trans-Personal Orchestra, Mon 10 Mar @ Duende, Oakland, 10pm | Set 1: Gangsa: Electroacoustic Percussion by Chris Brown & Lightbulb Ensemble, @ 8pm | Set 2: Darren Johnston Trio +1 @ 9pm

I’m excited to once again play Aaron Bennett’s unique compositions for improvisers with the Bay Area’s most startling post-jazz ensemble, the Electro-Magnetic Trans-Personal Orchestra — especially in the unique venue which Chef Paul Canales and impresario Rocco Somazzi have made … Continue reading

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