THE NEW BLUE JAZZ TV ALBUM IS AVAILABLE HERE.
It took me a couple of extra months to get this project properly launched. Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights, the music I wrote for Lileana Blain-Cruz's production of the eponymous Gertrude Stein libretto, is now available on CD (place your order at the Pink Pamphlet Store), and it's beautiful:
The short version is they completely killed it. Thanks a million guys, and to everyone who came out. It was a very special night. Stay tuned for their upcoming album White Blood Cells on Innova, featuring the piece I wrote for them, Family Man plus pieces by Samuel Carl Adams, Timo Andres and Jonathan Russell.
This Sunday, San Francisco's The Living Earth Show (Travis Andrews, guitar and Andy Meyerson, percussion), will make their New York debut at the Tribeca New Music Festival. There aren't enough superlatives in the English language to describe what these guys do, so come out and see and hear for yourself. Proof of their dedication and (possible) insanity is their mind-blowingly natural (and fully memorized!) performance of Brian Ferneyhough's Renvoi/Shards for quarter-tone guitar and quarter-tone vibraphone. Also on the program will be pieces written for the ensemble by Samuel Adams, Timo Andres, Christopher Cerrone, Luciano Chessa and myself. There will be drinks and eats.
Seating is limited to 75, so please get your tickets now.
Tribeca New Music Festival
Sunday May 12, 8PM
Here's what the nice people at the TNMF press office have to say about my piece:
Adrian Knight’s Family Man (NYC premiere) was commissioned by The Living Earth Show and written in 2012. From serene passages of tender beauty to overpowering, haunting, crashing tonal gestures, the music evolves through five instrumental scenes separated by four electronic interludes. With Blade Runner intensity and beauty to scratchy nostalgic Glenn Miller Band samples, Family Man transports one into a huge sound painting of emotional scope and spirit.
Please come out! It will be worth every single $0.01, I promise.