upcoming performances with Mantra
I am very excited to be working on a new piece with the percussion group Mantra. The piece is for 3 drumsets and gesture-controlled electronics (my fancy way of saying that one of the “sticks” at each of the drummers’ disposal will be a wii remote).
The premiere will be June 12 at the CD release party for the electric guitar quartet Dither. The party starts at 7 at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn (map). You must check Dither out – they are incredible. The lineup for the release party includes a ton of amazing performers, including Mantra, Kathleen Supové, Elliott Sharp, Nick Didkovsky, Loud Objects, Love Like Deloreans, Matthew Welch, Redhooker, and The Deprivation Orchestra of NYC (and, of course, Dither themselves).
Mantra are then playing the piece again 9 days later, June 21, as part of this year’s Make Music NY. Other works on the program are by Xenakis and Mantra percussionist Mike McCurdy. I will update shortly with exact time and location and other details.