Lotus Blue Dream

07/07/2014 13:09

The family concert!
We sang songs, played David’s piece for violin and piccolo,
premiered a series of text works by David
and won the hearts of our faithful Splendor audience.

David Dramm Splendor Members concert
with Diamanda Dramm and me at Splendor Amsterdam


Laboratoire Artistique Sans Limite


Laboratoire Artistique Sans Limite, meaning ‘shorter and shorter nights’ was an initiative of
music, dance and word concerts by Ig Henneman and Ab Baars. I was one of the guests for the third and final night that was indeed very short. We were a diverse and creative fivesome. And to get to know more of Jos Kley’s work was a treat for me!


Poetic Pioneers in Splendor


Playing premieres is one of my all time favorite things to do. This time the composers Michael Edwards and Hugo Morales came from afar to work on the pieces in Splendor a few days before the concert. A few major and minor changes were made and we launched the new music into the world.


Michael Edwards
hyperboles are the worst thing ever
(aka Epimenides would have been gutted)
musician-tweaked algorithmic piece for flute and computer


Hugo Morales
Modes of Mechanical Ventilation
for intubated flute and electronics


Anne La Berge
Black Veined White (2005)
for speaker and loudspeaker

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Hugo Morales
for one scrubbed metal rod
Diego Espinosa percussion

Poetic Pioneers

11/06/2014 10:34

The program text for the upcoming Poetic Pioneers concert in Splendor on Sunday 15 June 2014 is available online:

View the text here.
(Easy format for smartphones.)

Download PDF here:

This is the e-flyer:



MAZE played at the AngelicA festival on May 29th in Bologna. The concert included a premiere of Yannis Kyriakides’ oneirocriticon, works by Alvin Lucier, Robert Ashley and me. We played a new version of RAW for ensemble and Max patch. I used iPads and MIRA for the visual cueing. Very excited about using it in for future works.

The review of RAW likened the performance to Evan Parker, Maarten Altena, Derek Bailey, Paul Lytton, Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith. Not such a bad club to be included in.




Shackle at Huddersfield

18/05/2014 10:29

Shackle gave a Converging Objects workshop 9 and 10 May with a concluding concert on the last evening. We improvised, we laughed, we discussed, we drank local beer and made some incredible music together.




UCSD was the end of California

23/04/2014 18:14

Shackle gave a workshop and concert at UCSD on 16 April. Robert headed home, I flew off to see family and friends. UCSD has changed a lot since I as a student. They really know how make visitors feel welcome and they’ve got an incredible space filled with Meyer speakers!


Curious young artists in Irvine


Was wonderful to revisit the Gassman Electronic Music Series at UC Irvine and see what the students have been up to. Hats off to the faculty of the Integrated Improvisation Composition and Technology program. They are supporting a new generation of artists!


CalArts and a plethora of flutists and composers


Shackle had the treat of taking part in an afternoon of flute presentations and discussions at CalArts. We followed a friend and colleague from graduate school days, Camilla Hoitenga who spoke about notation.

Our notation is the Shackle System!


West Hollywood Library Council Chambers Affair


Shackle met Andrea Young and Michael Day at KISS2013 in Brussels in September 2013. We hit it off there and we hit it off on stage this time at our concert for SASSAS. I hope we can meet up again!