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December

What a crazy fall it’s been! Zoophilic Follies premiered at Redcat, Sigils premiered at Pianospheres – seems like I’ve been working straight since August… Now it’s off to Kazakhstan to work with Anne Lebaron and Timur Bekbosunov on The Silent Steppe Cantata! After that, I will be finishing up a whole slew of recording projects, including a Dime Museum album, a studio recording of Zoophilic Follies, and an album of my Diasporic Music series. See you soon!

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The NOW Festival was a blast, but alas it is over… My puppet opera, Zoophilic Follies, was a hit! We are going into the studio to make a decent recording of the music, so stay tuned for that
Last night I played a new piece for accordion and laptop that streamed live on Ear Meal! Thanks goes out to Alan Nakagawa for having me on. The video is streaming on the Ear Meal website, so check it out!
Timur and the Dime Museum will be travelling up the coast in a few weeks to perform a few shows in Seattle and Portland. More info soon!

Summertime

What a great month!
A whole slew of shows went wonderfully – so good to see and hear so many people
Lots of recording over the next few months!
Timur and the Dime Museum is recording a second album, and I am also putting together an album of my Diasporic Music pieces thus far.
In the meantime, here is an mp3 of Matt Barbier premiering Diasporic Music #5: Travel, at the Donald Wright Auditorium in downtown Pasadena:
DIASPORIC MUSIC #5: TRAVEL– 6:52 (2011)

Upcoming shows

June 29
Orin Hildestad and Matt Barbier will play two of my Diasporic Music pieces at a Dogstar Orchestra concert. Orin will play #4 and Matt will play #5. They will be paired with some of Lucky Mosko’s Indigenous Music, which they were partially named after. The concert is curated by Christine Tavolacci. 8pm at Calarts’ Wild Beast.
July 1
I’ll be doing a short solo set at HM157. It will be an awesome night of solo sets by Jessica Catron, Emily Lacy, Tamala Poljak, Stefan Nelson, and Marisa Anderson. Organized by Jessica Catron
July 3
The Wulf takes over MOCA! My accordion octet, Free Reed Conspiracy, will play my Neotrope. Not only that, my giant music boxes will be on display, as well as a new card set called Excursions. Come on down from 1-4pm!

June

Some fun things happening this summer! Getting Free Reed Conspiracy together again to play a show at the downtown LA Library. It’s a closed event unfortunately, but some other potential shows are in the works with that group this summer…
Also, started recording a new Dime Museum album. All original songs, unlike the last one.
In the meantime, a little video of my first Max/MSP patch with a contact mic and a single music box: