For ICE’s upcoming portrait concert at Miller Theatre of Marc-Andre Dalbavie, I’m playing synthesizer and organ. The synth part for Dalbavie’s viola concerto was originally written (in the eighties) for a Yamaha DX7, but I’m not sure what I’ll be playing–rest assured, it will sound funky. I’ve met Dalbavie once before, when I played a piece of his years ago in Chicago; Boulez conducted.
It was a really nice week in Bowling Green with Claire and then in Chicago with ICE. I was overseeing the inaugural concert of our residency at Northwestern University, my graduate school alma mater, and it was interesting to be back, no longer as a student. Chicago is very, very happy these days, post-election.
This coming week for me will be about learning more notes, and I’m gearing up for a few recording dates for my solo album.