I actually didn’t fall off the face of the planet, I’ve just been crazy busy. I accidentally moved to the Napa valley in California just after the new year, for a really cool film project called Tetro. I’m doing some Music Editing and writing some little ditties here and there. I play some guitar here, which is both great and frightening at the same time.
In what little free time I have while I’m out here I have been frantically writing for my piece called Self Destruct which will be performed on the Chicago Symphony’s Music Now series in June. It’s about prolonged freaking out and how it messes with my head. I’m also working on the slow movement for the Carnegie Hall commission which to this point has been called Three Songs, but I’m not sure if that will stick. Big bad Olga Bell found this totally ace poem by Elizabeth Bishop that we’re going to set called Keaton. It slays me. In any event, anyone in the Chicago and/or New York City regions, I hope to see you at these performances if you can make it out.
In Other news, I’m off to Europe with the craziest party on stage – David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness. If any of you are near Austria, Poland, Swizterland or France, let me know and I’ll hook you up with the infos. I’ve been working on some beatbox and Videogame inspired jams for this tour – and I’m pretty stoked. I think it’s going to work well.