A few things I would like to share with you -
Some recent news -
Just finished recording the score (at the great Figure 8 recording in Brooklyn) for the next Ewers Brothers/Florentine Films documentary which will arrive on PBS in December of 2018. These sessions were with two new and wonderful friends - Bill Frisell (guitars) and Yoko Waynen (violin). Bryan Pugh (engineer), Putnam Murdock (guitars), Mike Brown (bass), Rubin Kodheli (cello), Jay Frederick (drums and percussion), Dan Brandtigan (flugelhorn), and Erik Ewers (director and music producer)
A new recording has been issued by the greatest record label in the world - Ropeadope Records - commemorating my 10 years of film composing with Ken Burns and everyone at Florentine Films - physical cds as well as digital downloads are now available at all of the digital sites. Big thanks to Sarah Botstein, Erik Ewers, Ken Burns, Louis and Kaya Marks, and Fabian Brown.
On September 17th this landmark documentary, by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere on PBS. Along with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross and Yo -Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble, I wrote the original music for this ten part series - A shout out from Rolling Stone.
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 shout out from The New York Times and a bit about one track from the recording.
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.
Here are links to the recording -
iTunes - http://bit.ly/WhiteDustiTunes
Bandcamp - http://bit.ly/WhiteDustBC
Apple Music - http://bit.ly/WhiteDust-Apple
Google Play - http://bit.ly/WhiteDust-Googlef
Amazon - http://bit.ly/WhiteDust-Amzn
A new FILM - Second Genesis - The Search for Life in Our Solar System
Forty years after Voyager transformed our understanding of the solar system, we stand at the edge of the next great wave of human exploration. Second Genesis unfolds against the thrilling background of contemporary space science, where biology—the search for extraterrestrial life—now shapes the way we see our solar system and how we pursue the simplest and most profound question ever asked: Are we alone? | I am the composer on this short film, made in collaboration with Market Road Films, PBS and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. scheduled to Air on PBS - August 27th, 2017
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.