This past weekend (January 17th to be precise) I was asked to participate in a most unusual event: Music on Main teamed up with Here There to present ROAM at the Juice Truck (which is, I was somewhat relieved to learn, an indoor venue). I was asked to present a handful of solo works (I chose Bach and Takemitsu) alongside a performance of Hildegard Westerkamp‘s beautiful electroacoustic work “Kits Beach Soundwalk”, and chef Annabelle Choi created a three course meal inspired by the music. It was fascinating to see (and taste!) how someone might interpret these pieces through food. Choi’s dishes — spiced persimmons, goat cheese tapioca, and ginger tuile for the Takemitsu; butternut squash & chickpea falafels for the Bach; and a seaweed Miyoek soup with mussels for the Westerkamp — were all as delicious as they were inventive. Some photos below, courtesy of Grady Mitchell.
Our last #Aventa “concert” of the season: socially distanced recording session of #HitchcockEtudes by @nicolelizee
Exploring the piccolo with @kimiakoochakzadeh (and yeah, it’s more of a “sound on” kinda thing) 🎈🎈🎈
Do I like to overdress for recording sessions? Why, yes. Yes I do. It’s the least I can do when recording Nicole Lizée’s epic Tarantino Études for Aventa’s 20/21 online season. (Alright, we may have filmed a bit too.)