A few things I would like to share with you -
Some recent news -
I have had the great good fortune to work with the inestimable Lynn Nottage on her new project - THIS IS READING - by writing the music for a short film about some of the people currently residing in Reading. THIS IS READING is a multi media installation which is taking place in Reading PA every weekend in July at the Franklin Street Railway Station.
ROPEADOPE records will be releasing a new recording that we - Yusef Komunyakaa, Mike Brown, and myself, have just finished making along with friends - Shahzad Ismaily, Sam Ospovat, Eli Crews, and Kevin Blackler - White Dust - will drop in select physical stores worldwide and online - July 31, 2017.
Here is a short promotional video for the recording made by the unmatched Unarmed Media - Francesco Saviano and Marika Hacking - -we are in the majestic hold of Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn.
A night of music at Carnegie Hall - May 2017 - Anjna Swaminathan (v), Shahzad Ismaily (p), Adan Vasquez (h), David Cieri (p) - A new recording of this band will be forthcoming.