Wednesday, January 6, 2010

NEW ALBUM news & SFMOMA concert

Hello my friends...

A very happy New Year to you!! 2010 feels like a very futuristic number. Are we in the future yet?

I have so many things to tell you that I'm going to have to break it up over several posts.

But to start....

***MY NEW ALBUM*** is called "Into the Trees"
I've selected March 1st as the release date. Much more about that next week!!! Please stay tuned...

Other things....

- "In C Remixed", which is an album of remixes of Terry Riley's "In C" as performed by the GVSU New Music Ensemble (with pieces by me, Jad Abumrad, David Lang, Mason Bates, DJ Spooky...many others) was named one of the top 10 classical albums of the year by the Washington Post. Here's where to get a copy.

- I did some cello arrangements for a new song by Curt Smith (who you might know from Tears For Fears). Its called "All Is Love" and will be released on Jan 24th.

- I recorded cello on this lovely little song by a new band called Pomplamoose

- For the 75th anniversary of the SFMOMA, I wrote some music to go with 2 works in their permanent collection (Rothko "No, 14, 1960" and Ellsworth Kelly "Stele 1"). The music will be included in the museum's launch of a multimedia tour of the collection, be available on your own handheld devices, such as cell phones and MP3 players, and as an application for iPhones. The app will launch on their anniversary weekend, Jan 16.

And speaking of January 16.....

- FREE concert at the SFMOMA with Loop!Station and Matmos.

I'm looking forward to performing for you, then listening to some music, maybe having a sip of wine while walking around the museum...and its all free.
I'm playing first, so make sure you come early, or you might miss me!

Saturday, January 16, SFMOMA, Haas Atrium 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Zoƫ Keating at 7:00 p.m.
Loop!Station at 8:00 p.m.
Matmos at 9:30 p.m.

Museum and program admission are free.


Thank you so much for listening. In preparation for my next release, I did a detailed tally of albums sold and its almost 30,000 (breaks down to 64% digtial and 36% physical) !!! Not bad for no record label, marketing or publicity...and especially considering my 100% lack of "strategy" other than "be myself". I know that many of you have bought CDs multiple times just to support me. I keep thinking that I'll have to eventually go back to working my tech job, and each year, I'm amazed that this music thing is working out. Really, I can't thank you enough!

very humbly yours,