Thursday, 19 February 2009

La Pasión Según San Marcos Rehearsal


Excerpts from the La Pasión Según San Marcos rehearsal at the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on January 3, 2009.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

This Way to the Art


A magical trip to the site of Flower laboratories where Jay Flower, Osvaldo Golijov, and MJWB work on cues for the new Francis Ford Coppola movie, Tetro.

Music composed and performed by Jay and MJWB.

Flower on Theremin

Ward-Bergeman on Golijov's uncle's old, beat up accordion from Argentina. (Taken out of storage for this exclusive peformance)

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Photos from Tenerife and La Gomera



I am posting this blog from Tenerife on my last night here in the Canary Islands. I came to participate in two performances of Osvaldo Golijov's La Pasión Según San Marcos. I spent a couple days after the performances traveling around the islands with some friends from the company. I also started taking still pictures with my Canon HV20 digital camcorder for the first time. I was quite pleased with the results.

The islands are stunning.

A couple other choice pictures:


Me and my trusty Canon HV20. Photo: Dan Brantigan


Trying to get that wooden ass to move while Jessica Rivera prays for a miracle. Photo: Lennie Peterson

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Feira de Mangaio


Rehearsing an arrangment of Sivuca's Feira de Mangaio with cellist Alisa Weilerstein and percussionists Jamey Haddad and Keita Ogawa backstage at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver, CO.