Archive for the ‘Performance’ Category

The Opposition Party

The Opposition Party is a project I cofounded along with Jason Kaulas, Michael Weimann, and Bryan Resendiz, which has grown over the years to include 10 musicians.  The Opposition Party delivers vintage afrofunk sounds with energy and fidelity driven by 4 horns, multiple percussionists, and a tight, grooving rhythm section. Acclaimed vocalist Mark Ford leads the show.

Opposition Party – Live! on Bandcamp

the Morphtet

The Morphtet is a piano trio based around the concepts of acoustic interaction and melding barrlehouse with polyrhythms.


Music and Movement Series

Mayne Stage.  Musical Performance.  Chicago, 2011

This was a gorgeous evening of dance and music, part of the 2011 Chicago World Music Festival.  I played keyboards for the 3-part musical suite musically directed by Carlo Basile of Las Guitarras de Espana.  The piece featured movement and sound  from the worlds of modern jazz & dance, flamenco, and Indian and African contributions from the evening’s previous ensembles.

Mt Greenwood Sound Sculpture

Mt. Greenwood Park.  Performance, Audio Co-Production. Chicago, 2008.

This piece was a lot of fun – a performance to inaugurate Chicago Sculpture Works’ piece, Sound Sculpture. The inauguration of the new park and the sculpture itself was capped by a performance by myself, Jacob Worley-Hood, and some percussionists from around Chicago.

Jacob and I co-produced the audio recording for the event, which is the audio track for the video clip below.  The performance was a structured improvisation created by the performers in the days before the inauguration.