Monday 20 April 2009

Kicking Up Dust

Kicking Up Dust from Metropolis Ensemble on Vimeo.
Performance of MJWB's Kicking Up Dust, performed on January 28, 2009 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Featuring Paul Clifford on freedom boot and the Metropolis Ensemble led by conductor Andrew Cyr. Video by Gareth Paul Cox and Kyrié Cox; sound by Ryan Streber.

Pics from Tetro recording in Buenos Aires

Osvaldo Golijov
, MJWB, Walter Murch

Photos copyright Mihai Malaimare

Sunday 19 April 2009

Elsie, the Elevator Lady

I recently had the privilege of performing with the Cleveland Orchestra, one of the finest orchestras in the world. The performances were at Severance Hall, the orchestra's home in Cleveland.

When I first arrived at the concert hall I was shown to my dressing room. I was sure someone had made a mistake, as they put me in George Szell's private music library, which houses all of his personal scores and books, as well as his piano, his last baton, and dozens of incredible photographs.

The entire Severance Hall building is a marvel. I was particularly fascinated with the elevator.

Photos: Rehearsing with Alisa Weilerstein in Reinberger Chamber Hall.

photos copyright Osvaldo Golijov