Just composed my new creation for string quartet. Diabolical Thing is based on a simple melody I co-wrote with my 9-year old piano student Simon Englehardt. It’s always fun creating music with him. Our piece will premiere on Thursday, February 16 at the Chapel Performance Space in Wallingford for the next Seattle Composers Alliance Live Sessions.
Thanks to the folks supporting my projects on Patreon and my music on Bandcamp, I recently invested in a nice MacBookPro to start making short videos again. It was like getting on a bicycle after a long hiatus. I was enthralled, and would laugh hysterically.
The first short film, Hansville with Grits is made with love for my fiance. A year ago we moved into a rustic twin peak chalet on the edge of a wildlife sanctuary in north Kitsap Peninsula. It’s what we both needed.
HÍSW̱ḴE SIAM (pronounced HAISH-ka see-EM) is a respectful Coastal Salish greeting. I made it with reverence for all of the ancestors, on whose dust we walk.
My fiance Grispapi and I started a new life in Hansville WA about nine months ago. There are few things better than living on the edge of a wildlife sanctuary.
Enjoy the new video I made for Grits and his son. Our daily walks are stupendous.
My fiancé Gritspapi took this photo after we finished the epic David Bowie tribute night SMASH-Seattle benefit at the Moore Theater on November 20, 2022. https://www.smashseattle.org/.
This week I’m preparing for next week’s trip to play music in Rome, Italy!
I will play a concert or two, teach a fantastic vocal workshop called IMPROVOKALL and also record on and produce the third album by chamber jazz sextet OU!
DENIO A ROMA dal 1-9 dicembre
3 dicembre: Boogie Club
con Adriano Lanzi (chitarra) e Roberto Fega (suoni)
4 dicembre: IMPROVOKALL!
Vi invito a partecipare nel mio laboratorio!
Esplora e impara modi per rafforzare la voce ed espandere le gamme di espressione andare oltre i limit personali come improvvisatore.
Da je! Cantiamo!
Poi la cOUrte reale si riunirà! Gli OU mi hanno chiesto a produrre la loro terza registrazione per FOLDEROL Records a Roma.
la Rex (Ersilia Prosperi: tromba, flicorno, ukulele, voce)
la Regina (Amy Denio: sassofono, clarinetto, voce, produzione)
il Marchese (Andrea Pesce: pianoforte, tastiere voce)
il Principe (Claudio Mosconi: basso, voce)
il Principe Illegittimo (Cristiano DeFabritiis: batteria, voce)
Valeria Sturba (violino, theremin e voce) e altre amate cortigiane.
Non vedo l’ora di scolpire i suoni delle composizioni ribelli della mia compositrice preferita Ersilia Prosperi!
It’s been a while since our last European tour was so rudely cut short by a certain crowned virus! We are looking forward to presenting the fabulous material from our newest album WABI SABI, and also collaborating once again with the fabulous 30-voice choir in the Michaelbeuern Benedictine Abbey!
• Sun. 10/9: (A) Michaelbeuren Benedictine Abbey Choir (19.00)
For our third collaboration with the Stiftschor, I have arranged my compositions I Will Be Sad (with Latin words, now entitled Pacem Veniet) and El Gran Orinador as well as the traditional spiritual By An’ By. The Tiptons and the 30-voice Stiftschor will perform in the beautiful Abbey. Dress warmly!
• Tues. 10/11: (I) MONTISI: Sala Cinema SPARM (21.30)
• Weds. 10/12: (I) BOLOGNA: Binario 69 (19.00)
• Thurs. 10/13: (I) BOLOGNA: Festa cogli amici nella campagna!
• Sat. 10/15: (D) NORTHEIM (20:00)
• Sun. 10/16: (D) POHRSDORF bei Tharandt bei Dresden: Saxstall, (15.00)
• Mon 11/17: (I) UDINE: MISSKAPPA (20.00)
• Tues. 10/18: (D) LANDSHUT: Zentrale (20.00)
• Wed. 10/19: (A) VILLACH: School of Music
• Thur. 10/20: (A) SALZBURG, Jazzit (20:00)
• Fri. 10/21: (A) LINZ: Stadtpfarre Urfahr20:00
Kultur Shock met up to prepare for our summer tour in Sofia Bulgaria yesterday. After a day-long rehearsal, our bassist Guy suggested that we rename the tour as the Overwhelming Positivity Tour. And so it is!
Our friend Tico made this poster a while back, and though some of the dates and places have changed (see the previous post), we ADORE the graphic ~ as always. Genius!
We’re baaack in action ~ Kultur Shock is meeting in Sofia Bulgaria in a few days to rehearse with brother Oggi Kiossovski on drums and Darko Saračević on the mixing console. Then we’ll hit the road with due fervor.
There are still some concerts to be confirmed, but this is what we know for now!
|02.07.22.||N. Macedonia||Stari Dojran||DFestival|
|03.07.22.||Bulgaria||Sofia airport park||Hills of Rock Sofia edition|
|08.07.22.||Czech Republic||Pardubice||The Factory Bar|
|09.07.22.||Netherlands||Wormerveer||De Groote Weiver zomerfeest|
|13.07.22.||Croatia||Zagreb||Vintage Industrial Bar|
|14.07.22.||Bosnia-Hrz||Stolac||Iskre Budućnosti fest|
I’ve have had the honor to sing with Gino Jevdjevic in Kultur Shock since 1999. I love playing sax, clarinet, guitar, bouzouki, frula, theremin ~ and now zourna!
We play an inimitable mix of Balkan folk/metal/punk/trance/prog. Our concerts are unforgettable ~ we sail through our crazy concerts with our hearts and souls ~ sometimes body surfing, often accompanied by everyone singing along, and love circulates like magic.
After a long dark winter, we’re playing at Tractor Tavern in late May, then touring in Europe/Balkans in July!
, and is back in action, playing at Tractor Tavern in late May, then touring in Europe/Balkans in July!
Pino Saulo created a series for his program Battiti, asking composers from around the world to create a 15-minute radio play based on the place where they lived.
I walked around Seattle and made a variety of field recording. Then created and recorded chamber music on my instrumentarium to weave everything together.
I took this photograph after dark in the rest room at Lincoln Park in West Seattle.
We lost Lelio Giannetto to COVID two years ago. One of the most intrepid musicians and visionaries in the international improvised music scene, he tirelessly cultivated innovation in Sicily.
Filmmaker Salvo Cuccia collaborated with many artists to create a moving visual and audio homage to Lelio called La Zona Rossa (FollowTheSilence). I was honored to participate.
My colleague Gioele Valenti tells me that the film is premiering at the Noir et Rouge cinema in Palermo today. Evviva Lelio!!!!