With our Sept event only 2 months away, Outside Sound is in full preparation mode. We will be completing a new recording within the next month and are excited to share new music, new artwork, and our unique visual collages. Updates on tickets to come ASAP!
We are happy to announce that the next OS public concert/gallery event will take place at the Free Library of Philadelphia (1901 Vine St.) on Sept. 16, 2015 at 6:30pm! This will be a very special evening to say the least. It will be the first OS event in Philadelphia (where the project started) since April of 2013 and we are using the opportunity to premiere a whole program of new music and unreleased art collages. We are also partnering with our friends from Center for Creative Works and (for the first time) with SpArc Philadelphia – two important art programs serving adults with disabilities in the Philadelphia area. More information to come. We have another event in the works, an open house music day at Center for Creative Works that will happen in late August or early September…check back soon for date and time.
This just in…American Composers Forum has awarded new funding to Outside Sound! ACF has supported the project before and we are humbled to have their recognition and help. The funding will be used for upcoming activities and events later in 2015. Stay tuned for more information! In the meantime, please take some time to read about ACF and maybe to pass along their website to any musicians who may be interested: ACF
Thanks to help from the wonderful music-education organization Musicopia, Outside Sound was able to put on workshops and presentations at four Philadelphia area schools this past spring! We look forward to more work in schools this upcoming year and it is great to see students of all ages and backgrounds responding to artwork, creative music, and inspiring stories. Please check Musicopia out at www.musicopia.net
We are almost wrapped up with the two month residency here in Minneapolis. There will be a special event on Wednesday Sept 4th @ the Midwest Special Services – Eagan center. This event will feature music performances by clients from four different MSS centers as well as from the Interact Art Center. Guest jazz artists Brandon Wozniak (sax) and Chris Olson (guitar) will be joining me to perform some of my own compositions as well.
Check out a feature that CBS affiliate WCCO did on my residency with Midwest Special Services:
I have the privilege of announcing that I have been awarded the McKnight Visiting Composers Fellowship to take Outside Sound to Minneapolis, MN! This is a humbling gift and it will be very exciting to work with three new programs: MSS Eagan, MSS Brooklyn Park, and Interact Art Center.
I’m currently collecting instruments to be donated to these and other programs – if you or someone you know has any music gear or instruments to contribute, please be in touch! We can use anything from drumsticks, to amps, to guitar cables, or percussion…
Stay tuned for updates and the announcement of the next OS live event in the Philly area.
Thanks to all those who attended, supported, or worked at the events in Philadelphia and Boston. Thanks to you, Outside Sound has made it’s first inspirational splash with audiences and with the public.
OS received two nice write-ups in the Philadelphia press… here’s an article from the Philadelphia Weekly: Outside Sound Phila Weekly
Here is an article from the Daily Pennsylvanian
– Download cards are now available, which will give you access to a recording of the OS music along with selected artwork, candid photos, and access to the OS videos shown at the live events. Please get in touch if you’re interested in purchasing one!
and here are a few more photos from the Philadephia event: