I felt it was time to send out an update about the Bach Project, my recording endeavour with organist Michael Murray (you can read more about the project, and the incredibly generous individuals who supported it, by clicking here). It’s ended up being a busy season, so it took a bit of time for Michael and me to make all the necessary edits (Chop! Chop! Chop!), and now we’re waiting for our recording technician to return the final versions to us (Stitch! Stitch! Stitch!), so we can move on to mastering, jacket design, and manufacturing of the final physical product. There are a lot of balls in the air at the moment, but we’re confident that the CD will be ready this Spring — which, I realize, is fast approaching! In the meantime, we’d love to give you another taste of what’s to come: here’s a link to our recording of the first movement of Bach’s b minor sonata, which is one of my favourite flute pieces of all time. Enjoy, and expect to hear from us soon!
Business meeting. Very serious.
My first week at @queerarts! Lots of meetings, lots of (grant)writing, lots of emails, and lots of learning. But I’m excited and super grateful for the support and generosity of @sdholman, the fabulousness of QAF staff Lalia, Mirim, and Ben, and to my proximity to @paulwongprojects — who is a whirlwind of ideas and inspiration, whenever he sets foot in the room.
Toward The Sea by Takemitsu has to be one of my favourite works for flute and guitar: murky, moody, Debussean (that’s a legit word, right?). Adrian Verdejo and I had the opportunity to record this piece for @vicorchestra’s online Global Soundscapes festival, which was just released — you’ll find the link in my profile. The festival also includes lots of fantastic performances, including a great set by @allegrachambero with @melody.courage!