Tech rehearsal with ETHEL and Gibney Dance. For the piece, I created a tape part to “ghost” the live ensemble at certain moments. With the quartet performing to click, the “ghosts” emerge in synch with the ensemble. It’s working great. Free shows tomorrow and Saturday: http://www.gibneydance.org/company/performance-calendar.php
Composer David Lang’s death speaks will be released on April 30th. The album features Bryce Dessner, Shara Worden, Owen Pallett, and Nico Muhly and was produced by Bryce.
If any of you in the Chicago area are attending the upcoming eighth blackbird concerts (featuring Bryce, Nico, and Shara), the composer and artists will be signing copies of the CD after the concert on Wednesday, May 1st. Tickets and more info for that event are available here.
Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood with the Nazareth Orchestra - Arpeggi, an early symphonic version of Radiohead’s Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, recorded live at the Ether Festival, 2005
Victoire - A Song for Mick Kelly (from Cathedral City, words by Farnoosh Fathi and Missy Mazzoli)
Featuring Bryce Dessner and Mellissa Hughes
“I really wrote this track with the idea that eventually Bryce would play it. He can play anything, but more importantly, he understands the “classical/distorted/strange/impossible-to-describe” sound I’m going for. He adds a certain quiet intensity to the track, a rock sound that fits in with classical instruments and doesn’t overwhelm the violin and the voice.” - Missy Mazzoli (Village Voice, 2010)
Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner - Mars / The Sun
Live at Salle Pleyel - Paris, 7/6/2012
Some really nice shots of the entire ensemble, and of Nico Muhly conducting.