I am very proud to announce that my latest CD titled, “Safe Passage,” was released on the Electroshock Records label on April 12, 2010.
Some of you might remember a new release back around December 2009 titled “ImprovFriday Sessions” which I had just loaded to Bandcamp. That, in essence, is the same album minus two additional works that were added to “Safe Passage.” After connecting with Artemiy Artemiev, the plan was put into place to release “IF Sessions” as “Safe Passage” on the Electroshock label for greater promotional potential. Suffice it to say, I am very thrilled to be working with Artemiy.
Now about the album: “Safe Passage” is a study of my period of growth into hybrid of electroacoustic, sound art, synthesis, music concrete and collage. The creation process primarily took place around the event “ImprovFriday” and the transformation in style from my recent piano works was inspired by a meeting at a small Ballard pub called Molly Maguires with Christopher DeLaurenti and Steven Barsotti, the attendance of a great performance by “The Seattle Phonographers Union” and a one month new music study with Gust Burns.
I also have two albums to be announced in the future that I am very excited about – including a collaboration with Lee Noyes out of New Zealand. For a little preview into what Lee brings to the table, have a videe (he’s on drums).