Fourth International Symposium on Latin American Music

Recently, I participated in the 4th International Symposium on Latin American Music held at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. This was a three-day event of musicians, dancers, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, and scholars from Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, United States, and Venezuela …

PASIC 2012: John Cage Focus Day

This November I participated in the PASIC Focus Day that was held in Austin, TX. I performed as part of a simultaneous realization of John Cage’s 27’10.554″ for a Percussionist that included six of us performing our own sections and versions from this work condensed into about a little over ten minutes or so …

Play! A Festival of Arts and Technology

This festival was produced by urbanSTEW, an arts and technology collective. A lot of urbanSTEW’s work is through interdisciplinary arts (music, dance, installations, etc.) while using technology as an extension of these ideas. The theme of this festival was disability perception – limiting the art to the human body and technology …

Simone Mancuso and myself

Crossing 32nd Street 10th Anniversary Concert (2011)

This past October 15th, Crossing 32nd Street celebrated its 10th anniversary by inviting many past performers/collaborators to perform. It was quite an honor to be a part of such a group of talented musicians! …

Composer Glenn Hackbarth’s 60th birthday concert

Great concert of electro-acoustic music, all composed by Glenn Hackbarth and featuring Ben Hackbarth’s Open End, for vibraphone and electronics. Jenny Waleczek (piano) and myself participated by wrapping up the concert with Passage, for piano, percussion, and electronics …

Crossing 32nd Street – Steve Reich’s Drumming

Steve Reich’s evening-length masterpiece, Drumming, was performed through the Phoenix area including: Phoenix Experimental Arts Festival, the Phoenix Art Museum, Glendale Community College, and the Icehouse as part of the downtown chamber music series …

Performing "Links No. 1" by Stuart Saunders Smith for the PASIC focus day in Columbus.

Focus Day @ PASIC 2005

The theme for this particular focus day was works for a single instrument, and I performed during the Stuart Saunders Smith concert hour – Links No. 1 for vibraphone solo …