Sunday, August 2, 2015

Bridge of Crows-Community Music Center, San Francisco CA; 8/1/15

What a pleasurable show! I was so happy and excited to be playing on the last night of the Outsound New Music 2015 Summit with Bridge of Crows.
As mentioned in the preview, we played a live soundtrack to Mika Pontecorvo's short film, The Bedouin Poet of Mars, along with another one called Noir Kaotique. Pictured above is Bob Marsh, with his newly designed Chairllo, a combination of a chair and cello strings. Bob supplied the voice of the poet as well.
It felt to me as if the group played really well together: we put a lot of hard work into our rehearsals for this show. I had a few small clams while playing the elaborately charted first piece, but managed to get right pretty quickly, which felt nice. Also nice was the instrumental variation of it; I played everything from frame drum to shakers to waterphone to full kit blasts.
All told, a fun and rewarding experience, one in which it seemed as though all of the members of Bridge of Crows brought their best efforts to the fore.
Many thanks to Rent, Ray, and Karen of Outsound for their wonderful stage support. One could not ask for a better crew!
Above: Kersti, Mika, and I (photo courtesy of Jeff Klukowski, thanks, Jeff!)

Below: the set up

Below: video, courtesy of Ann O'Rourke. Thanks, Ann!

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