Hello Friends and Followers,
I am dedicating this blog post to updates on my visit to the Pacific Northwest, which will take place Nov 20 – 23rd, 2014. I have arrived here in Seattle and It’s so great to reconnect with the region. Some of you may recall that that last time I was here was almost exactly a year ago when I was recording the ‘New Cities’ record with The Kora Band http://koraband.com. We are proud to announce that the project, which was funded by a Chamber Music America grant, has been picked up by London-based record label Whirlwind Recordings.
This week begins with a show in Portland at Mississippi Pizza, ones of the cities best little stages. I’ll share the bill with the band East Forest, a Portland-based duo. http://www.mississippipizza.com/calendar. The week continues with a show on Friday the 21st at The Town Hall. For that show the humanitarian aid organization GambiaHELP has organized an evening of 5 acts, and proceeds from the $40 ticket will support efforts to improve health and education in The Gambia, West Africa. This is the second year in a row that I have worked with GambiaHELP and I am very impressed with what they have been able to do for The Gambia. http://gambiahelp.org.
The last phase of the visit will find me playing an electronic set as Kasata Sound on Sunday November 23rd. http://thetripledoor.net/Calendar/Events/Musicquarium-New/November-2014/Kasata-Sound.aspx?date=2014-11-23
I always love playing the Triple Door, as early iterations of Kasata Sound were developed there over 3 years ago. That show will start at 8pm and is free! I hope to see some of you before I head back to New York to present at Dubspot, one of the worlds most visible electronic music production schools, to present my approach to live electronic music the evening of the 25th. This presentation is also free to the public and will feature demonstrations of my approach to creating a truly live electronic music set.
I want to thank you all for the support, past, present, and future. I am looking forward to some new projects to be revealed in 2015 as well as some new studio recordings and the release of ‘New Cities’ by The Kora Band.