The spring is kind of a blur. Among other things, there were two short Marateck tours, performances with Kong Must Dead and Dither Quartet in the midwest, the exhausting birth and premiere of East, recording sessions with Arkora, and trips to San Francisco and Shanghai for 4 days each. Somehow I also seem to have managed to graduate from Yale and move to Brooklyn, since I’m now typing this from an apartment in Bed-Stuy filled with what appears to be my stuff.
In the interest of preventing a total dissociative episode, here's a Marateck show video!
The summer has been a weird up-in-the-air time as I’ve stuffed a move and job search into down weeks between travel, but I’ll have a bit to regroup starting in August and finish these ridiculous pieces I’m writing for Bearthoven, Friction Quartet, and A/B Duo. I should have recordings from the spring soon, and I have way too many projects in the works, but I’ll post more details about that I have them.
My spring listening consisted basically of stuff for class, but that said, these piano trios by Ravel and Shostakovich are pretty damn awesome. You should also go listen to Paper Mice, and the new album by Pyrrhon, which has has the metal criticism blogosphere all a-titter. A-twitter? I should probably stop writing now.