Hamiruge, the Louisiana State University Percussion Ensemble has been working on a recording of the complete percussion music of renowned composer David Stock - including two brand new works! I've been engineering the album with Cat Crisis Records since December 2010 and the release has just hit shelves last month. There's some incredible writing and playing on this epic new album by the legendary American composer. Pick it up here at Amazon.com.
Brett Dietz's electronic brainchild, ChemoRocket, releases its second album including works by Dietz, Rzewski, and myself. Featuring guest performers from the NYC duo, futureCities, this eclectic excursion contains a remix of a very dear work of mine that sparked an ongoing series of compositions - the Black Brave Ocean for three pianos.
I coached and conducted this recording with the Hamiruge Percussion Group. These players throw down every lick like it's their last as Dietz's mixed-meter free-for-all keeps them busy. With an outstanding soundscape of pulsing drums and cymbal play, Hamiruge plays at the highest caliber. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
I engineered the title track "Seven Ghosts Above the Landscape" with percussionist Brett William Dietz and saxophonist Griffin Campbell at the Louisiana State University School of Music Recital Hall. This is the fourth movement; a little floating saxophone and some woodblock dialog coming your way!