October 20th, 2012
Playing at the opening of Doug Aitken’s exhibition Altered Earth tonight at the Grande Halle in Arles, France with my dad and Tracy Silverman. This looks to be great fun!
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October 12th, 2012
Playing John Zorn’s Masada music at The Stone with Secret Chiefs 3 last night was an absolute blast! Looking forward to reinventing a bunch of my music there tonight at 10pm with Timba Harris, Ches Smith, and Toby Driver…first time with this configuration!
September 16th, 2012
Friday’s show at NYU was a real blast! And we even got to sit in with Lou Reed, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, and Milford Graves at the end of their set!
August 21st, 2012
August 13th, 2012
Had my first concert for the Sound Res Festival in the Puglia region of Italy last night, with a bunch of amazing local singers who sing a type of tarantella called Pizzica . I arranged a couple of these traditional tunes, and we had an amazing festival house band of about 25 musicians to back up the singers. Now I’m off to play a completely improvised show in a women’s prison, with David Cossin on drums and Luca Tarantino on bass. I’ve never done anything quite like this…very exciting!
July 24th, 2012
I’m playing with Al-Madar today and tomorrow at a festival on San Simon, a beautiful tiny island off the NW coast of Spain. It’s a protected park and they only allow 500 people here per day for the festival, shuttled in one boat load at a time. Can’t wait!