Yesterday I was invited to play a short performance with SLOrk at the Stanford Memorial Church. The concert was for the next year admitted students, and the church was pretty packed. Ge Wang talked about CCRMA and about the Stanford Laptop Orchestra. It was a great experience! Thanks guys for inviting me.
That’s right: Jordan Rudess is coming to Stanford to give a free performance next Thursday April 29th! This event is part of the SLORkastic Chamber Music 2010, a free concert by the whole class of Composing, Coding, and Performance with Laptop Orchestra. This concert is divided into 7 groups, and Jordan Rudess will be joining my group as a very special guest.
I will be sharing the stage with Jordan Rudess and Jorge Herrera (a PhD student at CCRMA that is helping me with the ReactPad pieces). Jordan will play the Eigenharp, the iPad, the iPhone and of course his keyboards. Jorge and I will play the iPad version of the ReactPad, and I might use Jordan’s voice synthesizer as well.
I still can’t believe that I managed to bring Jordan from the east coast and that I will be sharing the stage with him. I’m really excited about this!
Acabo de ver este vídeo del concierto de The New Raemon en el Apolo (Barcelona) y me ha emocionado tanto que necesito escribir estas palabras. Ramón Rodríguez se merece esto y más. Lleva currándoselo años y finalmente la gente se ha dado cuenta de que hay un músico humilde, irónico y sencillo que hace canciones que te llegan bien adentro y no se dejan ir fácilmente. Qué pena haberme perdido este evento. Pero sigo sonriendo, pensando en la suerte que he tenido en conocer a esta gran persona, tocar con él, y por lo tanto poder aprender de él. Mi más sincera enhorabuena.
Titan, ets un exemple. Encara puc ser el teu biògraf?
For the past 2 years I have been headbanging every European city I’ve been to. And somebody has recorded it. Now I have put it altogether and this video is the result. I wish I could have headbanged every country in Europe, but there are too many and I simply don’t have the money.
The song is called Bleed and is from the Swedish metal band Meshuggah, which you all should listen to and buy all their albums and go to all their concerts (yes, all of them).
PS: Scandinavian countries are missing, but they are pure metal and they don’t need another long haired guy headbanging their cities. They have plenty of them already.
PS2: Thanks for the inspiration Matt!