It seems every musician in experimental or classical-offshoot genres has, somewhere in their bio, a paragraph that is a seemingly endless list. Maybe it’s a list of pieces performed, or places played, or teachers, or ensembles (or worst of all: the gear sponsorships).

Here’s mine. That way I can leave room in a bio for more narrative artistic stuff.

Some composers from whom I have commissioned new works for solo double bass (or with electronics):

  • Alexandra Gardner
  • Jessica Rudman
  • Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti
  • Stephanie Meyers
  • Rossá Crean
  • Chrysanthe Tan
  • Evan Williams
  • Jen Wang
  • Cassandra Venaglia

Some musicians with whom I’ve performed:

  • Peter Serkin
  • Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti
  • Raphé Malik
  • Rajna Swaminathan
  • Elliot Sharp
  • María Grand
  • Ravish Momin
  • Sandy Ewen
  • Matthew Evan Taylor
  • Karen Borca
  • Greg Davis
  • Bonnie Kane
  • Barre Phillips
  • Anne Bourne
  • David Rothenberg
  • l’Artiste Ordinaire
  • Meerenai Shim, A/B Duo
  • Ilyas Ahmed
  • Eve Beglarian
  • Walter Wright

Some places I’ve played:

  • The Tank Center for Sonic Arts
  • Chester Fritz Auditorium
  • Marlboro College
  • Some random bar in New Orleans
  • Golgonooza Letter Foundry & Press
  • Flywheel
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Gateway City Arts in Holyoke Mass.
  • Chapelle Sainte Philomène
  • Thrive Music Series
  • H0l0
  • Pine Box Rock Shop
  • 118 Elliot
  • Middlebury College
  • Sweet Melissa’s (residency)
  • Deli/126 (residency)
  • Light Club Lamp Shop
  • Goddard College
  • Radio Bean (residency)
  • FlynnSpace Center for the Performing Arts
  • CoS:INE Series
  • Green Mountain Club, Vermont
  • Universal Records Cookout
  • We Do Language Symposium
  • Unit Structures: The Art of Cecil Taylor
  • Bonnie Kane’s Thursday Experiment Series
  • North Country Electronic Music Festival
  • Green Mountain Mahler Festival
  • Pushing a Brain Uphill Noise Festival
  • Waking Windows Music Festival
  • New Music Gathering
  • Invisible Rail Series
  • XFEST Massachusetts

Some bands and ensembles in which I’ve performed:

  • The Yes &
  • Jaguar Stereo!
  • TURNmusic
  • Ideas Have People
  • Paraphernal
  • the le duo
  • Threes
  • Made by Robots
  • Charles, Dead or Alive?

Some people with whom I have studied:

  • Dr. Mark Morton (double bass)
  • Salvatore Macchia (double bass)
  • Petya Bagovska (double bass)
  • Barre Phillips (double bass, improvisation)
  • Bill Law (electric bass)
  • Steve Lawson (electric bass)
  • Stan Charkey (music generally)
  • Hal Galper (time)

Parting thoughts re: lists

Lists like this don’t really give a full perspective of who I am or what I do as a music maker. For those who know the people and places on the lists there might some “aha” moments (oh that’s why he hates metronomes!) but mostly the lists reduce lived experience to some checklist things. But still, maybe useful checklists. Who knows. I’ll add more to these lists over time, let me know what kind of list you’d want to see.