It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a bunch of microphones and a noise making device that I’m totally in love with from some tracking I did this week. Speaking of, recording is almost complete for my new Polebridge album and we’re excited to be launching the disc on June 11th at SubCulture (tickets).
Thanks again to Plutek for your playing, audio engineering, photography and existence – all of which were incredibly inspiring!
Another adventurous day of Polebridge recording was had with my fellow collaborators, trumpeter first-class Micah Killion and Peter Lutek, who in addition to many talents is lending his formidable audio engineering skills to the album. Check out a sample below of Micah’s soaring flight over my broodingly harmonious “Didn’t Ask – Breathe Now”. The performance and composition are dedicated to the memory of Celia Furey.
Didn’t Ask – Breathe Now
I. Love. Voiceleading. Almost as much as this gent loves appliances.
We did it! You did it! Thank you to all of our lovely backers via Kickstarter that showed the love and the pocketbook to bring our vision of Polebridge closer to reality. Check back soon for updates, including another day of recording with Peter Lutek.
Thanks to Molly Priddy for her Polebridge feature in the Flathead Beacon. It’s a fun read, check it out.
Here we are in February 2013 and people and businesses are still being affected by Hurricane Sandy. New Amsterdam Records (@newamrecords), a mainstay record label in NYC, was devastated by the storm in late October 2012. Shortly before, they were kind enough to host a video shoot for a new project of mine. In the meantime they have assessed their damage and are looking for donations towards their recovery costs. They and their artists contribute greatly to the NYC and global music scene and I hope you consider a donation or sharing the news. Please view their press release or consider donating below:
Inspired by my time spent in Montana, “Polebridge” is the love-child of my experiences in this remote rural town. Support the project on Kickstarter today or check out some music and on the Polebridge site.
My first CD Storytime – The Tortoise is available now at FNAC in Paris. Ami(e)s Parisiens, mon CD Storytime est maintenant en vente à la FNAC Forum. Oh la la!
Join host Lamont McLachlan and myself as a guest this evening at 9-10:30p AST (8-9:30p EST) during his weekly “Dark End of the Street” program, where he interviews musicians about their creative process and features their music. Listen in at ckdu.ca or 88.1FM in Halifax.
“Debussy Heights”, a clip from my travels with Jayme Stone this summer, composed by Jayme. Serious pleasure to play with these guys and the shoot was a blast – you rock Lindsay! Bonus points for all who find the secret pop reference… and check out our recording of Bach’s Art of the Fugue Contrapunctus #9 by the same ensemble. We didn’t use the take with said pop reference, sadly :(
Much fun was had with Andrew Small, Steph Nilles, Micah Killion and John Marcus at Dubway Studios this week recording the new album “Polebridge” I was commissioned to compose. Stay tuned – Micah will be launching a Kickstarter campaign shortly to fund the release of the album. Some clips in the meantime from the official Polebridge page:
Check out some of the session!
Pass the Beer Bread
North by Northwest