Can we all just take a minute and soak in the fact that Autumn has arrived? It's just... it's just the best, you guys. <3
So much stuff! Aaaaah!
Let's do bulletpoints, shall we?
Upcoming October Performances
Next week I am playing in two sold-out performances of Devonté Hynes' score of Palo Alto at The BRIC Theatre in Brooklyn. The film will be screened behind us as we perform the score live! Fancy.
After years of telling myself I would go to New York Comic-Con but then not actually going, I AM FINALLY GOING THIS YEAR! I will be going, however, as a performer! Come hear me sing and play horn with my lovely accompanist Henry Koperski on accordion at David Petersen (creator of Mouse Guard)'s special panel on Thursday at 2:15pm! This panel will also feature readings of Mouse Guard lore by Hal Lublin and Mark Gagliardi.
On October 7th, Zola Jesus is releasing her newest album, Taiga. I played on a recording session for two of the tracks, "Hunger" and "Ego". You can stream it on the New York Times website for the next few days here, and read a Q&A with Zola Jesus where she talks about her use of brass here. Thanks to my good friend and colleague Joe "Tuba Joe" Exley for arranging the brass parts for our sessions. Read about his live tour dates with Zola Jesus on his website.
I am appearing as a guest improviser in the improv show Fear Corner on Friday, October 17th. Come see me face one of my biggest performance fears while playing on a team full of people I've never met! Um. Hmm. Uh, should I actually do this? Please advise
In two weeks I am returning to Charleston, SC to act once again as Principal Horn for the Colour of Music Festival Orchestra. Read about the mission of the festival and some details about our season's repertoire in this interview with Colour of Music's founder, Lee Pringle.
I'd also like to announce that I have been appointed Music Director for a full-length production with the New York Neo-Futurists entitled The Human Symphony, set to open early next year. Details forthcoming as things begin to take shape!