Happy 90th B-Day, Pierre Boulez!

Olivier Messiaen: “Beneath it all, Pierre Boulez is simply a poet.” Soprano Marisol Montalvo sings Pierre Boulez’s “Pli selon pli” live with L’Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by Matthias Pintscher. “Pli selon Pli” is a set of five songs based on poems by Stéphane Mallarmé. It is for me one of the seminal 50s/60s musical compositions & bears returning to again & again. Details on composition & the poems available here; … Read more Happy 90th B-Day, Pierre Boulez!

“Rigwreck”: Music by Gabriel Jackson; Poem by Pierre Joris

“Rigwreck” – Gabriel Jackson (b. 1962, UK) The Crossing gives the world premiere of Gabriel Jackson’s “Rigwreck” on the third concert of our fifth annual Month of Moderns Festival at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill on June 30th, 2013. “Rigwreck” was commissioned as part of “The Gulf (between you and me),” a series of 3 works from 3 separate composers dealing with the BP Oil Spill Crisis in … Read more “Rigwreck”: Music by Gabriel Jackson; Poem by Pierre Joris

Review of Dr. Skinnybones New Release

This review just in — first paras below; read the rest here: Dr. Skinnybones-A Last Hurrah For The Glory Of Drinking Alone November 2, 2013joshterzinoLeave a commentGo to comments My first exposure to Brooklyn’s Dr. Skinnybones came the same way a lot of great Brooklyn bands come to my attention, through the aid of Oliver Ignatius. His studio has been releasing compilations of all the bands they work with, and on Mama Coco’s … Read more Review of Dr. Skinnybones New Release

The Crossing Rehearsing “The Gulf (between you & me)”

The Gulf (between you and me), a major project that has taken years of planning, brought together composers, a poet, an artist, and a variety of musicians from Japan and America to join The Crossing in exploring a particular theme: how we seem to hear what the earth is saying to us with the same sad inability with which we often listen to those we most love. Luxembourg-American poet … Read more The Crossing Rehearsing “The Gulf (between you & me)”

Gene Coleman’s “Water Of The Last Moment” & PJ’s “Dis/Aster”

Composer Gene Coleman just posted the first 10 minutes of his composition “Water Of The Last Moment” which constituted the opening section of “The Gulf (between you and me)” commissioned by The Crossing and for which I wrote the texts.  Gene added the following note: This is the first 10′ from this work for 24 voices, Sho and Live Electronics. It was commissioned by The Crossing for their project … Read more Gene Coleman’s “Water Of The Last Moment” & PJ’s “Dis/Aster”

Final “Month of the Moderns” Gulf Concert

Sunday, June 30, 2013 @ 4pm Month of Moderns III Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Gabriel Jackson: Rigwreck Santa Ratniece: Saline John Cage: Four 2 Buy Tickets Read the Program Notes After his visit during MoM 2011, the singers of The Crossing were so enamored of British composer Gabriel Jackson that we set about engaging this internationally-recognized composer for a very special event. Gabriel will compose the third and final installment of Pierre … Read more Final “Month of the Moderns” Gulf Concert