If you’ve been wondering why the music posts have dwindled, it’s because summer is approaching, and I’m slowing down a bit. However, next Tuesday I fly to California (for the first time!!) to sing the final concert at the Ojai Festival with SIGNAL. In Ojai SIGNAL will perform Steve Reich’s Drumming, the Daniel Variations and Tehillim, a piece that makes my head swirl. I’m pretty sure that Steve himself is playing percussion in Drumming! Also on the program that evening is the Pergolesei Stabat Matter with Dawn Upshaw!
SIGNAL is a group that was founded after the June in Buffalo Festival last year. In short, we were kickass, and peeps liked us, so plans were set forth for us to keep playing together. This season SIGNAL will perform Reich’s Music for 18, the You Are Variations, and music of David Lang and a tour with Helmet Lachenmaan.
California, Avacados, Beaches, Dawn Upshaw!! Anyone have a bikini that I can borrow next week??