Popebama // Inaugural SPLICE Festival // Western Michigan University

Date: January 26, 2018

Popebama performs all new works for saxophones, percussion, and electronics at the Inaugural SPLICE Festival to be held Jan 26-27 at Western Michigan University.

Wormhole by Erin Rogers
Gamma Chamber by Dennis Sullivan
Splice Festival Website

Friday, January 26th
Evening Concert
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

November 21, 2017

‘Clamor’ in Cleveland – Bop Stop at The Musical Settlement

Date: January 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm

Toasty Tunes: CUSP’s Winter Fundraiser

Hosted by Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project (CUSP) and Bop Stop.

Thursday, Jan 18 // doors 7pm, show 7:30
BOP STOP at The Music Settlement

2920 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Cleveland-based Ogni Suono presents SaxoVoce, a long-term project exploring the wide-ranging musical, dramatic, and theatrical possibilities inherent in the synthesis of saxophone and voice. From storytelling to nonsensical shouts, each composer of this evening’s program uniquely integrates the human voice.

Dave Reminick | Walking After Midnight (2017)
Kate Soper | Ototoi (2015)
Erin Rogers | Clamor (2016)

January 17, 2018

A Bunch of Dead People at C’mon Everybody

Date: January 12, 2018
Time: 8:30 pm

That Handsome Devil
A Bunch Of Dead People

Friday, January 12
Doors: 8:30
8pm/$10 advance/$12 doors

C’mon Everybody
325 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY

FB event HERE

January 6, 2018

Popebama: The Winter Shitfest at H0l0

Date: January 11, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm

Thursday, January 11
Doors: 7pm
Popebama plays The Winter Shitfest at H0l0 with:

THE MESS ESPECIALE (+ Matt Nelson – Chris)

1090 Wyckoff Ave.
Brooklyn, New York

#noisemusic #freeimprovisation

FB event click HERE

January 6, 2018

Creating Music Together – Seven Days of Silence, Listening, Singing, Composing

Date: January 10, 2018

Creating Music Together
Seven days of silence, listening, singing, and composing
January 3-10, 2018
St. Mary’s Retreat House
Oxford, Michigan (near Detroit)

Join artists, actors, designers, programmers, accountants, and musicians for seven days of silence, listening, writing music, and singing each other’s inspirations in private performances. No prior training necessary.

I’ll be assisting in facilitating the retreat alongside Tony Geballe, Dev Ray, Frank Sheldon, and Craig Shepard. Each of them draws from experience teaching Alexander Technique, participating in and organizing Guitar Craft and Guitar Circle Courses, and creating as part of groups in Wandelweiser, and the theater group La Compagnia de’ Colombari.

Fee: $850 includes all meals and a single room with shared bathroom.

We believe that everyone has the capacity to hear new music and bring it into this world. Through working in groups, each of us gains support and experience listening to internal inspiration, and communicating that inspiration to others. Experienced musicians challenge their own internal critics, and gain tools to work through creative blocks. Beginning musicians gain support and basic tools to write and share their own music.
UPDATE: we’ve received the minimum number of applications; this is definitely happening. We can still accept a few more participants.

“This introspective yet social workshop helped me explore the power of individuals’ intuitions of what to create and how to proceed as a driver of creativity and collaboration.” – Jonathan Marmor, Engineering Manager, Spotify

“I found the workshop to be low key but marvelously effective. Craig was successful in moving the group composition process forward without imposing any particular restrictions or directions upon it. Instead, he made it easy for the group members to bounce ideas off of each other, all the while emphasizing thoughfulness, coherence and imagination.” George Brandon, Ph.D., ISMP composer and integrative sound and music practitioner.

November 21, 2017