Everyone Likes Food This is the second album that I have released with my co-led trio, Tczeebo, that features Chris Doyle (piano, keyboards, electric guitar, electric bass) and Dave Palazola (drums, cymbals, percussion). Over the series of a few days in January 2014 we recorded nearly 20 tracks of original material, some parts composed, many parts improvised.
Disturbing the Geese The first Tczeebo album, recorded in 2012, is a smorgasbord, like the second, though this time the material is nearly entirely improvised, with little bits of composition speckled throughout.
with Rachel Sherk
Stories About My Mom A collection of songs from Rachel's original play/musical production for children. There are five whimsical tunes here, all with a lesson of some sort embedded within. Lessons that we hope adults, as well as children, can glean something from.
In and Out of Days This is the first collection of music that Rachel and I recorded together under the name Little Wren. We have since changed the name of our music-making duo to Ladder to the Moon and there are more recordings to come!
As a performer
Danny Fisher-Lochhead Large Ensemble
On Ceremony This is a collection of compositions that Danny wrote for a large group of musicians, many of whom play multiple instruments on the recordings. As Danny says, "The music is often improvisatory, sometimes in an extended and formless way, so the music is a very real expression of all the people who make up the group, and in the sections of full-group improvisation, of the group as a whole."
Danny Fisher and the Lochheads
Wake the Baby Up! We recorded this music one weekend in the spring of 2014 and, in Danny's words, "The song forms were relatively established, but much of the arrangement was done by the group on the day of recording...none of the music was ever written down, so the process was naturally more spontaneous and freewheeling."
Sonic Collages for Cactus, Bass Clarinet and Computer I play bass clarinet on this electro-acoustic project of Rachel's, in her words, "a collection of collages exploring the relationship of sounds that can be created with a cactus, bass clarinet and various field recordings." She wrote me a text score with prompts for my improvisations, which she then collaged together with recordings of herself playing cactus and manipulating field recordings.
Whole 'Nuther Record I play alto saxophone and bass clarinet on this dirty brute of an album from mastermind of hysteria, Harvey Eyeballs.
Shadows of His Self Come spelunking with us deep in the depths of the dark complexities of Harvey's twisted soul.
Rose Hips & Ships
The Seafarer In Katherine Perkins' own eloquent words: "In the days when pirates roamed the seas, the gold earring was worn as an assurance of the passage home. This album is an ode to home, all the homes we've had, and the joy and ache at leaving one to make another."