Crowd-funding with Liminal Space, “Slumber” performance, etc…

Hey gang! I wanted to put up a blurb about a little crowd-funding campaign that Luke Hubley and I are running over at the Liminal Space camp. We’re trying to raise money for our next concert, which will be on December 11th at The Barn. Unlike most other concerts we’ve presented, we’ve decided to go way out on a limb, take a bit of a financial risk, and to produce something that we feel will be truly special: presenting Steve Reich’s 2×5, with original dance by Lydia Hance and Frame Dance Productions! This is huge for us, as it represents the first time we’ve reached out to another organization to initiate an interdisciplinary performance of this type. Here is a bit of some “official writing” from our page:

“We are pleased to announce that the second concert season of Liminal Space Contemporary Music Ensemble is well underway! Our successful first season consisted of thirteen performances, including premieres of newly commissioned works, collaborations, and contemporary music rarely performed in Houston. This season, we are preparing a memorable evening featuring the Houston premiere of Steve Reich’s 2×5 with original dance and choreography by Lydia Hance and Frame Dance Productions, as well as performances of Orianna Webb‘s Sustenance Variations, and works by Eric Martin and Rob McClure, both commissioned by our New Music Initiative. As Liminal Space ventures further into presenting groundbreaking contemporary works, we are honored to have the opportunity to work with Frame Dance Productions, well known in the Houston arts community for their innovative and collaborative presence. We hope that you will plan to join us for this special event on December 11th at The Barn – Dance Source Performing Arts Space, just outside downtown Houston. We’ve been very fortunate to have community support for the performances we’ve presented in the past. With this project, we have decided to take a large leap to expand not only the performance venue size, but also the scope of our collaborative efforts. However, to do this means that both operating and production costs will be significantly higher than in projects past, as everything from venue and music rental to program and promotional material costs have increased for this project. We would like your help to reach our $2,500 goal, and ask for your financial support in bringing this unique artistic endeavor into fruition. Even the smallest things cost money, so contributions of any size are more than welcome and will absolutely go a long way. Any and every contribution matters! In the event that we do not meet our goal, we are still able to keep any donations made to us.” Please visit our indiegogo page, and consider contributing to the project! CLICK HERE

You can watch the amazing film about the concert that I compiled, directed, and scored here:

In other awesome news, as part of an Intersection Ensemble Houston performance, my song for voice and marimba, “Slumber,” was performed on Friday, November 8th. Mezzo-soprano Cecy Duarte and Luke performed the hell out of the piece, and unlike most other times, I actually got the performance on recording! I’ve been blessed with having outstanding vocalists perform this work. Over the past Summer, soprano Misha Penton sang the work. Both Cecilia and Misha did stunning work on the piece, and both brought something a little different to the work that I would not have thought about. What individuals can bring to a work is just astounding to me. Anyway, here is a link to the performance:

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