New Year's resolution: Update blog more often…Oy! I have been so busy! I am trying! Haha!
Okay, a little update my friends:
I relocated to Los Angeles and finally have a home! It is wonderful. Since I spoke to you last, I was in Vienna for a month premiering a musical I scored, Johnny Breitwieser. It is still playing at Schauspielhaus, so if you find yourself heading through that fabulous city, go check it out! Here's a trailer in German with some snippets of my music:
I went out to Tasmania again, and performed all new arrangements, by yours truly, with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra + Amanda Palmer. While there, I also worked once again with Neil Gaiman on a live reading of his story, The Sleeper and the Spindle, which I sound-tracked live with a string quartet. It was wild.
A couple of weeks ago, I went into the studio and worked once again with the band Yacht on a song. I did a fun string arrangement for one of their new tunes. It’s going to be rad.
A billion other things too, but I am super excited to be extremely close to finishing up my record Cistern. I am about 2 weeks away from finishing it, I think. I am really happy with how it's turning out and can’t wait for you to hear it.
I have some performances in the coming months; please come say hi!
FEB 15 SEATTLE - THE MOORE THEATRE - BANG ON A CAN MARATHON I co-curated this event and am performing new work! Info and tickets HERE
FEB 24 L.A. - ECHOPLEX I will be performing a set of my own music, with string quartet, clarinet and percussion. Also appearing: Brother, Sister & Tim Carr. Info and tickets HERE
MAR 7 & 9 ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - WOMADELAIDE FESTIVAL This is a performance with Robert Forster of the Go-Betweens, Zephyr String Quartet and me on bass. Info and tickets HERE *I will also be doing a cooking demo while there (!?!)
MAR 23 N.Y.C. - CARNEGIE HALL - THE MUSIC OF DAVID BYRNE & TALKING HEADS Featuring a flurry of some of the most talented people on earth, I'll be performing a song with Amanda Palmer. Info and tickets HERE
There are more gigs in the works and I will be letting y'all know soon!
I hope to see you around!
All the best Jherek