Thanks to Ed and Candace at the Drum Exchange for their hospitality, and as always to Vic Firth for clinic support. Also to the gentleman who brought me bacon-themed bandaids to the second clinic of the day -- the perfect surprise gift for the 8-mallet marimbist... I also got to hang around in Seattle WA, Portland OR and, um, Boston Logan airport on the same trip. Great to see a bit of the West Coast.
DOLL FIGHT! played for audiences of 15 to 1,500 this month in Vermont and Brooklyn.
MARIMBA RAGTIME is always fun. Last night I played a set at Wake Robin, Shelburne, VT. I love playing for people who share their memories of ragtime and jazz when it was new music. Thanks to the Vermont Symphony Orchestra for arranging that (and future) marimba gigs.
~~~to the future!~~~
Ricochet Duo, my piano-marimba project with Rose Chancler, is playing Augsburg College in Minneapolis (MN) 3pm Sunday October 16th. Repeating the same program -- music by Kevin Puts, Vida Chenoweth, Chen Yi, Marc Mellitts, Astor Piazzolla, Ludwig Albert, Eleonor Sandresky and Darius Milhaud -- October 22 and 23 at the Hand House in Elizabethtown, NY.
Marimba from 0 to 8 mallets will take place as a clinic session Monday October 17th, 5.30pm at Augsburg College, Minneapolis.
Drumshtick rolls (pun intended) back into action this month, with schools percussion workshops throughout the state of Vermont.
Doll Fight! play at Burlington's Higher Ground on October 7th and return to Fitchburg, MA October 21st.
I'll be teaching a private studio of drum and marimba students in Burlington VT throughout the Fall. Lessons start Wednesday October 5th.
Should be just about enough to keep me out of mischief, eh?
Til next time,