2018.09.14 | Wes Fowler, “Glass Tiger”

Wes Fowler recital picture
photo credit: Wesley Fowler

A good friend and fellow percussionist, Wesley Fowler, premiered my piece “Glass Tiger” in Knoxville, TN on September 14th. (You can watch the whole recital here – “Glass Tiger” begins at 38:30). I met Wes at the Sō Percussion Summer Institute in 2017. During the festival, he asked me to write a piece for him with instrumentation that would “fit in a backpack.” I decided to leave the instrumentation relatively free so that Wes (and future performers) could decide what sounds and instruments they wanted to travel and perform with. You can read more about “Glass Tiger” here.

Thank you Wes for a fantastic premiere and recital!

2018.09.10 |My Favorite Albums

CLARK HUBBARD - Mambo Inn Photo

My 10 Favorite Albums (created in my lifetime)

  • David Byrne | American Utopia (2018)
  • Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra | Back Home (2016)
  • Glenn Kotche | Adventureland (2014)
  • Foo Fighters | Wasting Light (2011)
  • Smashing Pumpkins | Zeitgeist (2007)
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers | Stadium Arcadium (2006)
  • Wilco | A Ghost Is Born (2004)
  • Fountains of Wayne | Welcome Interstate Managers (2003)
  • Dream Theater | Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002)
  • The Flaming Lips | The Soft Bulletin (1999)

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