“Let the devil himself play this piece!”
-Franz Schubert, trying to play his Wanderer Fantasy
Strangely, this is the only pairing I’ve seen of Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy and Liszt’s concerto-like transcription of the same. 188 more words
My write-up of “Leonard Bernstein at 100″ exhibit at Skirball Cultural Center for LA Weekly:
I perform “Sera Was Never”, the Bard Song from Dragon Age Inquisition, on the piano. It is an interpretation played by ear and adjusted to fit for piano. 23 more words
April in Paris. Doesn’t it sound romantic?
It’s been everything BUT, except if I count my “know thyself” quest as romance.
I’ve been living on my own since mid January with trips to Chicago to sing with Forest, Oaxaca & San Francisco to screen a rough cut of the Egypt film and Zurich to meet with my executive producer. 439 more words
How many bands have not one but two MacArthur-certified “geniuses”?
Vijay Iyer Sextet (Vijay Iyer, keyboards, compositions ; Tyshawn Sorey, drums ; Stephan Crump, bass; Steve Lehman, alto saxophone; Graham Haynes, cornet and flugelhorn; Mark Shim, tenor saxophone), live, Ojai, Calif., 2017… 13 more words