Excited to announce my first opera, Andersens Erzählungen, premiering in September at Theater Basel in Switzerland. I’ll also be playing the beautiful Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island, WA next month, June 22. And a short film I scored, “The Grave of St Oran,” directed by Jim Batt, premieres next month at Sydney Film Festival, where it has already been selected as a finalist for the Dendy Awards.
Back in 2014, I composed music for a play, Johnny Breitwieser, written by Austrian playwright Thomas Arzt, produced by Schauspielhaus Wien. I never anticipated releasing this music until I started my Patreon last year. I chose six songs that I felt fit together nicely and gave a good overview of the music from the play, and through the support of my patrons, recorded these songs for an EP.
Last month, I asked my patrons to collaborate on a song with me, to send me simple recordings of themselves singing. I received an overwhelmingly positive and excited response and a bunch of recordings. I took all of the recordings and edited them into one big choir of my patrons, The Celebration Choir, and added it to a new song. The finished product is one of the coolest, most beautiful things I have been a part of.
This month on Patreon, I am doing a special song collaboration with my patrons! I have asked them to submit recordings of themselves singing and I am editing all of their voices into one giant choir as part of a new song! Join us!
It's been a very busy year already, with another new song, "Super Blue Blood Moon," and a new collaboration with Amanda Palmer -- a string tribute to the extraordinary Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries.
Starting off the new year with a new song ("Reminder"), a collaboration with Eliza Rickman covering The Mountain Goats ("Riches & Wonders"), two new 7" vinyl singles in the shop, a project announcement and a couple live dates!