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.
I’ve got a couple of shows coming up next month in LA at the Triforium sound sculpture downtown and Joe’s Pub in NY.
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!
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!
I have been thinking about joining Patreon for a while and enough people told me they hoped I would start one, so I am finally going for it!
Plus a new song and a free webcast!
Come see me with Devendra Banhart in Cologne for Week-end Fest next week, and with Amanda Palmer at Union Chapel in London next month. You can also check out a new release by Mirah, featuring string arrangements by yours truly, and an upcoming 7" single collaboration with Robert Forster of The Go Betweens.
I am finally able and epically proud to announce - I am the Music Director and Arranger for Robert Wilson's new production, Sandman, an adaptation of ETA Hoffmann's classic tale. I am working, once again, with the ultra-talented Anna Calvi, who has written an all new suite of incredible songs.
I am back in Europe playing a few shows with string quartet (dates below), and also final rehearsals for a new production I scored by Theater Basel. — an adaptation of the beloved children’s classic by Erich Kästner — Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer (The Flying Classroom).
The play premieres December 1st, and will run through January 15th, so if you happen to be in and around Basel, Switzerland at that time, come check it out