A year has flown by - and I happily get to return to the Italian border city of Maccagno for this year's soundSCAPE Festival! I'll be attending with my brother John J. Pearse, percussionist/conductor extraordinaire - we'll be performing both as a duo and as solo performers. I'm excited to have this chance to workshop voice and percussion repertoire with one of my favorite musicians.
This year brings many premieres and performances of music new to me - I'll be performing works by this year's Composer-in-Residence Dan Visconti, Chaya Czernowin, Milton Babbitt, Brian Heim, Sean Ellis Hussey, Laura Staffaroni. . .and we'll see if I can convince them to set up 4-channel surround sound for my favorite Nono - La fabbrica illuminata.
My bags are (almost) packed - ciao for now!