MUSIC RECORDING SESSIONS, recent or unpublished....
Rova Saxophone Quartet: “CURLING” (John Zorn) 2013 I mixed this recording for a forthcoming release on Tzadic Records.
Larry Ochs Sax and Drum Core: “ALMOST JULIE”, “WILD RED-YELLOW”, and “A SORCERER”S FATE” 2013
Larry Ochs’ “big band” with a huge percussion contingent, mixed for a forthcoming CD.
The Lost Trio: MONK sessions 2012-3 for a forthcoming CD
Duopantomorph (Palle Dahlstedt and PerAnders Nilsson): “DYNAMIC TRIADS” 2013 for a forthcoming CD
A series of recording sessions with Gino Robair, Tim Perkis, Lisa Mezzacappa, Kjell Nordesen, and Kyle Bruckman for a new interactive electroacoustic work.
Ellen Fullman: LIVE @ BAM 2011 Live concert with Ellen’s 75 foot string instrument, with Fred Frith, Gino Robair and others, for a forthcoming CD.
negativWOBBLYland: LIVE @ BAM 2011 Live concert with negativland and Wobbly, for a forthcoming CD on Seeland Records.
Gino Robair, with The Cardew Choir and Tom Duff: “I, NORTON” live concert version with vocalists, instruments and pipe organ. 2011
Mike Patton, Fred Frith, Willy Winant, Chris Brown: “4/6TH” (John Cage) 2011
John Butcher, Ellen Fullman, Gino Robair (for Rastascan Records) An improv session from Ellen’s studio 2011
Acme House Band with John Butcher and Kyle Bruckmann Live at the Subterranean ArtHouse, (a Grosse Abfahrt session) Berkeley 2011
THE SUMMER OF LOVE: Joel Visser’s musical in a stage reading (singing) at The Shelton Theatre, SF 2011
Great Wall Youth Orchestra and Chorus: A large orchestra of Chinese and Western instruments, for David O. Weissman’s film and a CD. 2011
Barbara Borden and Hearts On Fire: KEEPER OF THE BEAT (Live at the Throckmorton, Mill Valley) 2010
The final concert shoot for David L. Brown’s doc about drummer and teacher Barbara Borden.
Del McCoury Band Live at The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival SF Live recording and shoot for the forthcoming film BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY, on Bill Monroe, directed by Finn Taylor. 2010
Kronos Quartet: MUSIC FOR 4 FENCES Live recording of this work for 4 custom built instruments, for a film on the genesis and performance
of this new piece by Jon Rose, directed by Jay Blakesburg. 2010
Third Rock and Friends: The Haiti Benefit Show Live recording of Third Rock and 18 other bands for David Brown’s film on the band, and a forthcoming CD.
Bruce Molsky: Solo at Freight and Salvage: live recording of this legendary old time fiddler/guitarist/banjo player and singer at Berkeley’s premier folk venue. For Vicki Lewis’s forthcoming film on fiddling the world over.
Hank Dutt and Niels Bultsman: EXTENDED VIOLA (2009)
The legendary violist of the Kronos Quartet teams up with a young virtuoso composer performer for a long session of complex, sometimes gnarly but transcendently beautiful viola duets. For a forthcoming CD. See Nils and Hank play “Busy Body” on Vimeo, from this session: http://vimeo.com/10478083
Alasdair Fraser and Friends: FREIGHT AND SALVAGE OPENING NIGHT! (Tommie Smith 2009)
The famous folk music venue of Berkeley CA is reopened by one of its greatest alums and a host of other folk music stars. For a film on Alasdair Fraser’s life and work.
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (France 2 2009)
Live recordings around the rehearsals for the SFGMC’s holiday show, for an update of the France 2 network’s doc about the chorus from 1992: “Singing Positive”.
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas: LIVE AT THE RIO (Tommie Smith, 2009)
This concert at the Rio in Santa Cruz CA was shot in multicam video for a forthcoming DVD to be released by Alasdair’s own label, and for a film on Alasdair’s work being made by Tommie Smith.
Great Wall Youth Orchestra: (David O. Weissman, 2009)
A concert recorded and shot in multicam video for a forthcoming doc about Chinese musical culture in Oakland CA.
Grosse Abfahrt #6: The Acme House Band with Frank Gratowski, Kjell Nordeson, Lisa Mezzacappa. 2008
Another installment of Tom Djll's ongoing recorded improv series, with the Acme "Big" all-start band and guests.
Tom Djll's mega-politico-musical theatre work, staged at the Oakland Metro Opera House in 10/08. Quite a large ensemble with vocalists, narrator, brass, reeds, strings, a rock band and other soloists, videoed for a forthcoming DVD. 2008
Grosse Abfahrt #5: The Acme House Band with Fred Frith and Chris Brown.
Another installment of Tom Djll's ongoing recorded improv series, with the Acme "Big" all-start band and guests guitarist Fred Frith and pianist/electronista Chris Brown. The "grossest" Abfahrt yet! For a forthcoming CD. 2008
Alasdair Fraser's FIDDLE SUMMIT '08 at the Roda Theatre
Fiddle legend Alasdair Fraser and guests at a show at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre--shot on multicam video for a doc about Alasdair.
CHASING MAYA ROCKS! : Two large multitrack / multicamera location music shoots for David Brown’s ongoing doc project about a young up-and-coming rock band from Mill Valley, CA. 2008
YOUTH SPEAKS! / TEEN POETRY SERIES at the San Francisco Opera House (HBO series episode) 2008
I recorded the sold-out “big show” of the San Francisco installment of HBO’s new series on teen poets, rappers and performance artists at the SF Opera House--in multicamera/multitrack.
Luciano Chessa: QUADRI DA UNA CITTI FANTASMA and other works.
Produced by Peter Esmonde for a forthcoming DVD. Recorded live at the Maybeck Studio, Berkeley CA 2008
Biggi Vinkeloe Quartet at the Maybeck Studio (2008) With Tim Perkis and Phillip Greenlief.
Eugene Chadbourne and Tim Perkis live at 21 Grand, Oakland CA. 2008
Barbara Borden and Friends: KEEPER OF THE BEAT at the BELROSE
A super drum-circle with special guests at the Belrose Theatre for a film about Barbara Borden, her music and teaching. Produced by David L. Brown. 2007
Kronos Quartet with David Barsamian: ALTERNATIVE RADIO at BRAVA SF
A live show with music and political discussion, choosing favorites from Kronos' vast repertoire and commentary by David Barsamian. Mixed by Scott Fraser. 2007