Invisible Anatomy is officially a thing - an ensemble with six of my closest friends who are both awesome composers AND awesome performers. After months of planning and ten of the craziest rehearsal days of my life, we put on two concerts in New York, and I've honestly never been happier with a performance. Fay, Dan, Paul, Sam, Ian, and Ben wrote incredible pieces and are a joy to perform with. We spent the time we needed to really learn everything. Solomon Weisbard and Dustin Wills did a stellar job with lighting and staging, transforming a concert into a show. And Shapeshifter Lab and Lex54 Concerts were amazing hosts, dealing with our ridiculous tech needs and generally just being lovely people running great spaces. And thanks a ton to everyone that came to these first shows! You took a chance on us and hopefully it was worth the trek and the ten bucks.
Meanwhile, this summer is shaping up to be the craziest of my life. On May 16, my orchestra piece Indefatigable Optimism will be performed by the Omaha Symphony, followed another IA performance on the Beijing Modern Music Festival on May 31st. I'll be back in Brooklyn long enough to play a Marateck show before heading upstate in July for a monthlong stint with Opera Saratoga playing guitar in Jeremy Howard Beck's new opera The Long Walk (and bizarrely, continuo in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas), before heading back to NYC in early August for an appearance with Dither Quartet performing Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint, and wrapping my head around my next couple pieces.
See you on the other side.