Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Inside Voices available today!

Kenosha Kid's latest record Inside Voices, is out today. You can buy vinyl or get it via digital download right here! 

Kenosha Kid is Athens based guitarist Dan Nettles 4th studio album. I've had the pleasure on playing on three of those records and the music is great fun to play and listen to. I contribute some tenor and baritone sax to the record.

We'll be on tour in support of this release March 18 - 28. Check out all the details on the Kenosha Kid website

And... heres a video of one of the tracks from the record, Map of the Universe. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Teaching with Harry

Diamond Marimba with Cloud Chamber Bowls in the background
My office at the University of Washington also happens to house a handful of the original Harry Partch instruments. The UW has the honor of housing the Partch Instrument Collection for the time being. Ideally, the UW would be the permanent home of such important instruments, which is entirely possible, but may not happen due to money issues. (Any billionaires care to donate some money to house THE MOST IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN MODERN TIMES!?)

Its pretty amazing to be playing in that room and hear the instruments ringing as my students and I play. Many times, the string instruments will resonate due to sympathetic vibrations. Its fun to play in ways that actually get them to resonate. When they resonate strongly I feel like Partch is looking down at me as I teach and can feel the history of these objects. I often wonder if he's agreeing or disagreeing with what I say to my students...

Harmonic Canon II
I'm in awe of what Partch did. Here's a guy who had music in his head that couldn't be made on traditional instruments, so he built his own. And I mean built. Not only did he build the instruments, all of which feature specific tuning systems outside the 12 tone equal tempered system we all know, but careful attention was paid to the stool that the performer sits on, and even music stands are built s part of the instrument. Partch's commitment to not only the music but the whole "user" experience can be felt when in the presence of these instruments. What an inspiration.

Check out this short documentary about Partch and his music. A true maverick and great inspiration. I'm looking forward to hearing these instruments in action in the coming months.

Bass Marimba

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lupe likes to help

Lupe likes to help when I'm working... If she hears things she doesn't like she gets restless.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Burn List Record

The Burn List debut CD is now available! You can purchase a digital copy (available in multiple formats) directly from our website. Or buy a physical CD. Digital Download is $10 and the CD is $12. Go for it!

Heading South

In March I'll be headed south to play a tour with Kenosha Kid. We'll be playing music celebrating the release of Kenosha Kid's most recent album, Inside Voices. You can get the record (an actual vinyl record!) by checking out the website.

See you in the South...

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Burn List CD Release Show!

Join us to celebrate the release of the new Burn List CD

Greg Sinibaldi - tenor
Cuong Vu - trumpet
Aaron Otheim - keyboards
Chris Icasiano - drums

Wednesday, May 14th
The Chapel Performance Space in Wallingford
(4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle, WA)
with Mount EerieDoors at 7:30pm / Music at 8:00pm
$10-15 suggested donation
A donation of $20 will include admission and a CD.

Upcoming Performances

Save the dates!

June 11, 2014 -- Masters Recital
I'll be playing at the Royal Room in Columbia City. A night of my own music and officially my Masters recital for graduation from the University of Washington. 

Greg Sinibaldi - tenor and bari saxes
Cuong Vu - trumpet
Steve Moore - keyboards
Carmen Rothwell - bass
Ted Poor - drums

May 14, 2014 -- Burn List CD release show

Finally! We'll be doing a show celebrating the release of Burn Lists debut record. Mount Eriee opens the show at the Good Shepard Center, 4th Floor. 8 pm

Greg Sinibaldi - tenor
Cuong Vu - trumpet
Aaron Otheim - keys
Chris Icasiano - drums

May 8, 2014 -- Strange Coupling Show

I was selected as an artist to be involved in the Strange Coupling Art show for 2014. Strange Coupling pairs University of Washington artists with professional artists in the Seattle area. I'm lucky to been paired with Anna Telcs. We're currently working on the piece for the show. Come by in May 8 and check it out. 

Fred Wildwife Gallery, 128 Belmont Ave East, Seattle
6 - 8 pm

May 27, 2014 -- Percussion Ensemble

My percussion ensemble piece will be performed at the University of Washington as part of the UW Percussion Ensemble concert. My long time friend and stellar pianist Cristina Valdes will be performing the piano part. The piece features piano, vibraphone, marimba and a whole bunch of auxiliarly percussion.

Meany Studio Theater, UW campus
7:30 pm

April 26, 2014 - Ivan Artega's Neijin Ensemble

Neijing Ensemble will be presenting the first iteration of a new piece of Ivan's which uses collaborative improvisation for creating the form and content. We'll also be presenting Alban Berg's string quartet Op. 3 arranged for sax quartet by Greg Sinibaldi.

The Chapel at the Good Shepard Center
8:00 pm

April 17, 2014 -- Music of Today

I'll be preforming as part of the Music of Today series at the UW. The auidence will sit on the stage with the musicians, surrounded by speakers with the musicians in the middle of the stage. Juan Pampin will be performing live spatial diffusion of improvisations by myself, Cuong Vu, Stuart Dempster, Ted Poor and more. Sure to be a unique concert!

Meany Hall, UW Campus, 7:30 pm