2016 already?!
Well, it seems that way.

Please check out the Accidental Music Festival website. We finished up the Inaugural Marathon AMF at the Timucua Arts White House in Orlando, Florida, Orlando's first-ever "new works" music festival featuring over 12 ensembles/performers this past Saturday. My YouTube channel features several videos of different performers, including Ensemble AMF performing Mary Jane Leach's "Lake Eden," an open-instrumentation composition that does not sound the same twice (we received Mary Jane Leach's approval to perform the composition more frequently[!]). 

Some of my favorite ensembles from the evening included (and are not limited to):

  • Lush Agave (Alisha Erao)
  • Helena (an all-women's choir performing new works)
  • Continuum String Quartet (featuring members of the Tanner Johnson Quartet as well as the Orlando Philharmonic)
  • Natalie Grata and Chris Erickson (who absolutely brought life to Charles Griffin's "for the straight way was lost")
  • Belt & Ramirez (Chris Belt and Beatriz Ramirez of Ensemble AMF)

    And many more, of course. 

Also to note is a huge step forward with Flat Land, as we embark into the final weeks of mixing and mastering our first album. While I was not on this particular record, my relative expertise will go into the final steps. Do check out Nate Garland who performed on the record. His bass is tasty, punchy, and funky. Glad to be filling his big shoes. 

On the horizon is a project with local musician, producer, and composer (Taylor) Dane Myers and Wholehearted Productions that I will announce in the coming weeks. 

Thanks for visiting the website and keep supporting live music!