I’ve been noticeably quiet on here recently, I’m sure. I’ve been settling into a new position at the University of Huddersfield within CeReNeM, the Centre for Research in New Music. So apologies for the lack of updates.
That said, I’m really thrilled to be able to announced that my new piece, betê gabriel-rufael (for tenor saxophone, percussion and computer-controlled click-track) is being premiered and toured across North America next month by scapegoat (Joshua Hyde/saxes and Noam Bierstone/perc).
Dates/venues as follows:
May 14, 8pm: Montreal, La Vitrola [wp]
May 15, 7pm: Toronto, Canadian Music Centre
May 16, 9pm: Toronto, Ratio
May 19, 8pm: Detroit, Spread Art
May 21, 8:30pm: Chicago, Constellation Chicago
May 22, 8pm: Chicago, Venue TBC
May 23, 7pm: New York, Spectrum
May 24, TBC: New York / D'Addario Showroom
Initial response from scapegoat: “It’s very loud.”
I’m in the middle of writing a substantial paper about the new piece so I’m not going to include loads of information about its working concepts in this particular post [I’ll put a link to the entire paper up when it’s complete]. In the meantime, I’ve made the score available for download here (notation guide/performance instructions/max patch available on request).
Hoping that some N.American friends might be able to make some of the gigs! Lots of exciting other stuff in the pipeline - expect some more updates soon!