Excited to improvise in a Tokyo jazz Club tonight 9/27/18 with my good friend Nori Tanaka!
I went to Soma, Fukushima, with Dai Fujikura, to work with kids in his composition class on 9/25/18. It was completely amazing to see how quickly they absorbed and then used extended techniques, and how they started composing immediately. All young kids are natural experimental composers, adults, please don't disturb! This program is funded by El Sistema Japan and Luis Vuitton.
Had an incredible experience playing the Japanese Premiere of Dai Fujikura’s Cello Concerto at Born Creative festival 9/24/18 in the huge (2000 seats..) and amazing sounding Tokyo Metropolitan Theater! Here is a little clip of us sound checking on stage.
Jasmine Mendoza and I were asked by 6018 North to create a site specific piece for a performance on Thorndale Beach, Chicago, IL on September 9, 2018. Video on projects page!