Category Archives: World music

Upcoming concert on September 15

Three Dimensions: a reunion concert of composers

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 8 PM
Distler Hall, Tufts University. Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
Directions, PDFs & more: http://campusmaps.tufts.edu/medford/
Information: 617.627.3679

9-15-13 3D poster

The program includes music for medieval flute and shakuhachi, the Japanese traditional flute; Baroque flute, piano and voice; a Baroque flute solo which is not quite a solo; some aleatoric music influenced by ancient Canadian and Japanese traditions; a piece for two pianos; songs for two sopranos and piano, and more songs to texts by Pablo Neruda, accompanied by percussion and Baroque flute – a varied program that brings together sonorities from around the world.

I will play a premiere by John McDonald for medieval flute (Na’ama Lion) and shakuhachi, called “Tuk”, as in missi-tuk, the Mystic River, which flows near us here. The other composers are Jorge Ibanez, Atsushi Yoshinaka and David Claman.

The Art and Flow of Aikido

I had a lot of fun doing the sound for this film, “The Art and Flow of Aikido”, by Aikido instructor Ted Goodman, who teaches in the area. Ted approached me to do this three years ago, but the project went no further. Then he came to my performance at Tufts University in April and said  he was ready to record me. In the event, we did our high tech recording in a few short sessions by placing a microphone on a low stool,  accompanied by Ted’s hypoallergenic dog, who kindly remained silent during the process. Ed Keith, a student of Ted’s, edited the sound.

The film is to be broadcast on the Arlington, MA Community Media Television in July 2013.  See the schedule at acmi.tv