Queens Return With Miolina and Ken Butler

I’m coming back to my former stomping grounds of Queens NY for a concert on Thursday with Miolina and Ken Butler’s Hybrid Visions.

Thursday September 23 7pm
Culture Lab LIC at the Plaxall Gallery
Long Island City NY
Outdoor concert with Miolina and Ken Butler’s Hybrid Visions

The concert is presented by Culture Lab LIC at the Plaxall Gallery. It will be outdoors, weather permitting, but will move inside if necessary (in which case audience members must show proof of vaccination). I’ll play a few solo tunes with banjo and electronics and will join Miolina for trio arrangements of some of my original works.

Avaloch Farm

I had a great residency working with Lynn Bechtold and Mioi Takeda of the Miolina violin duo at Avaloch Farm Music Institute.

We nailed down the big picture outlines of a new work for violin duo and live electronics. In fact, we pulled it into shape enough to present it on an informal concert for other residency artists.

Post-concert celebration

We also arranged five of my original tunes for violin duo and banjo.

It was great to meet the other residents: Palaver Strings, Hint of Lime Brass, the Johnston brothers guitar duo and others. Also fun to walk the grounds (so many mushrooms!) and to try tomato wine from a local vineyard.

Live from Miolina’s Living Room

Miolina violin duo

Tonight Miolina will celebrate the release of their latest recording a la BAMA with an online concert on the Hoover Library’s Live from My Living Room series. Appearing at the historic Greenwich House Music School, Mioi Takeda and Lynn Bechtold will perform violin duos by Mark Lackey, Kyle McGucken, Brian C. Moon, and Geni Skendo — followed by videorecorded works by Monroe Golden and myself.

Stream the concert Thursday, March 18 at 8pm EDT / 7pm CDT at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPLg3wgrc-0

Miolina + Generative Video

Detail from Still Yet Already Again

Violin duo Miolina (Lynn Bechtold and Mioi Takeda) will perform my piece Still Yet Already Again on a live-streamed concert March 10 presented by UC Irvine. The piece is for violin duo with live electronics, and for this concert I’ve prepared a video driven by the sounds of the instruments and the processed audio.

Miolina will also perform works by Lynn Bechtold, Jean-Baptiste Favory, Mari Kimura and Milica Paranosic.

10 March 2021 8PM EST
https://uci.zoom.us/j/94225956948