The Sinking of the Titanic
April 14, 2012
Chapel Performance Space
The Sinking of the Titanic (1969), by Gavin Bryars, roughly coinciding with the actual time 100 years ago when the ship hit an iceberg until it sank in the North Atlantic. The work was inspired by conflicting survivor reports of hymns played by the band as they went down with the ship. There were six sets over three hours, each featuring a different ensemble using the hymns as a basis for improvisation.
June 10, 2011
St. Philip's Cathedral
Performed again by the ensemble Interrobang, directed by composer Simon Cummings.
May 6 & 7, 2010
Birmingham Conservatoire/Church of St. Martin's
Performed by the ensemble Interrobang, directed by composer Simon Cummings. Read about the performances here, and listen to them here.
50th Birthday Concert
September 26, 2009
Chapel Performance Space
I celebrated my 50th birthday with a concert of friends playing my music spanning the past thirty years: Chamber Music 5: Stained Glass (2008) site- specific sound installation (pre-show); Paris, once (1984) solo piano, performed by Robin Holcomb; Planctus (1993/94) Javanese gamelan, performed by Gamelan Pacifica; Brief Lives (2008) assorted instruments & objects, performed by members of the Eye Music Ensemble; Improvised set by members of the Seattle Phonographers Union; Webster Cycles (1981) performed by Stuart Dempster, Lesli Dalaba, Jeremiah Cawley, David Marriott, Nelson Bell, and Andy Clausen.
Cold Blue at REDCAT
February 18, 2006
Roy & Edna Disney/Cal Arts Theater
Los Angeles, CA
I was honored to have the wonderful pianist Sarah Cahill perform Paris, once, a miniature composed in NYC in the early 1980s, on an evening of short works by various composers on the Cold Blue label (John Luther Adams, Michael Byron, Barney Childs, Rick Cox, Michael Jon Fink, Jim Fox, Kyle Gann, Peter Garland, Daniel Lentz, David Mahler, Read Miller, Steve Peters, Larry Polansky, and Chas Smith).
Phonographers Union at Sand Point
Friday, September 23, 2005
Bldg #27, Sand Point
Magnuson Park, Seattle
The Seattle Phonographers Union performed a three-hour concert in a retired aircraft hangar at Sand Point/Magnuson Park, subjecting their usually intimate sounds to the natural processing of this vast reverberant environment. There was no seating, so listeners were free to come and go and move about the space as they wished. Signal from the main mixing console was also broadcast via mini-FM transmitter to a number of radios placed all around the building, further dispersing the sound.
The Phonographers Union is a collective of sound artists, composers, and recordists who improvise in real time using unprocessed sounds from their personal library of field recordings. Performers for this concert were Steve Barsotti, Christopher DeLaurenti, Mark Griswold, Doug Haire, Dale Lloyd, Perri Lynch, Rob Millis, Toby Paddock, Steve Peters, Jonathan Way