The long hot summer is upon us! I hope you all are using this time of year to focus on your music projects and to get some work done. Personally, I'm just coming off our follow-up campaign for the Tribeca New Music 2013 Festival in May which I curated. We premiered and presented more than 40 new and recent works through that 5-concert series.
In our next meetup I'll start things off by presenting a video of my most recent work, Pleiades (for violin and track). You can see the video in advance here (http://vimeo.com/channels/533086). The piece was premiered by the amazing Zach Brock, one of the finest jazz violinists in the biz. The score uses strict notation and improvisation. (See if you can figure out what's written and what's improvised ; )
I'll start first, then we’ll play your music. We’ll get to as many people as possible.
We've had an amazing variety of recorded music and live performances at past meetups, and I expect that to continue. We'll follow our usual MO and alternate between newcomers, and veterans. Anyone we cannot get to will get first dibs at the next meetup.
If you are a newcomer and want to play your music, the easiest way is to bring an iPhone/iPod-type device, a USB flash drive (thumb drive), or a CD of some of your tracks, which can be played through our Mac laptop and/or audio monitors. There's a DVD player in case you have video.
Try to keep your selections down to a total of 5 or 6 minutes or so.
If you want to perform live, that is great! There is an upright piano that is decent. If you need amplification, bring your own small amp.
If you have any questions, performance-based, tech, or otherwise, please feel free to drop me an e-mail.
The Tada Theater is in Chelsea at 15 West 28th Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue—very easy to get to.
You west-siders can take the 1 train to 28th Street and walk a few blocks east. And, the R and W local trains stop just a few hundred feet from the building entrance.
Tada is on the uptown side of 28th Street. The building entrance is next to a parking lot in the middle of the block.
If coming by car, you can park on the street after 7pm.
See you then!