Also, pre-release for my new EP with Orca, Attack! goes on sale tomorrow! Keep your eyes on the Strategic Tape Reserve Bandcamp for cassette tapes, and the Elizabeth Joan Kelly and Orca, Attack! Bandcamp pages for digital only purchases.
Thank you to Pete Murphy for including “Harm” and “Baleen Executioner” off Farewell, Doomed Planet! on I Heart Noise’s latest mixtape. It’s in fantastic company alongside tracks from Xqui, modus pony, Netta Goldhirsch, boycalledcrow, Equinox, qualchan, and more. See the full tracklist on the website and listen on Mixcloud or below.
Thanks also to Toxic Chicken and Tak Tent Radio for including “Waking Up With a Cat On My Face” from the Front & Follow ISOLATION AND REJECTION VOL 1 compilation on the latest episode of Culture as a Dare. It’s part of a great mix including underground icons St James Infirmary, vylter, Maryanne Amacher, Petridisch, and Holly Herndon. Tracklist on the Tak Tent site and audio on Mixcloud/below!
Second, big thanks to Bepi Crespan for including the Stay Safe EP in CiTR’s International Women’s Day programming. Playlists and downloads available below.
A million thanks to one of MY favorite artists, the incredible cellist/composer Julia Kent, for including “Beau Travail” in her recent guest mix for CKUT’s Free City Radio. The mix also includes songs by Sarah Davachi, Okkyung Lee, Fatima Al Qadiri, and more.
Julia describes the mix as, “Music from artists who have inspired and consoled me during this strange time, who have enabled me to travel without moving, and find a sense of connection through sound. In all these tracks I feel a sense of opening into something that transcends boundaries.”
Listen on Soundcloud or below.
Unrequited Leisure’s Adjusting the Lens Fest includes my video for “Harm.” Catch it on YouTube (or below) tonight at 6pm CST. Tonight’s program also includes videos by Jason Bernagozzi, Keaton Fox, Lena Chen, Molly Baber, Erica Merritt, Parker Phelps, Aaron Oldenburg, Mark Franz, Barrett White, Lex Turnbull, Eric Souther, Klypi, and Lyndsey Walsh. See more info at the Unrequited Leisure website and tune in for the rest of the festival Saturday and Sunday. And if you’re in Nashville, you can see the whole thing at 507 Hagan St December 3-6, 11am-6pm (11am-9pm on Saturday 12/5).
About Adjusting the Lens: FEST:
This screening program brings together a diverse group of regional, national, and internationally recognized artists, selected by the team at Unrequited Leisure. Adjusting the Lens is a series of traveling screening events started in 2018 by Clint Sleeper and Chalet Comellas Baker.
These events are organized around thematic selections of works and have been presented in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. This year we are launching a hybrid version of the project, featuring new online programming each day along with a presentation of the full program running on loop in our physical gallery space, Unrequited Leisure, in Nashville, TN.
This weekend, Unrequited Leisure’s Adjusting the Lens: FEST! will be showing online and at the UL gallery in Nashville, Tennessee. From the organizers:
Adjusting the Lens is a series of traveling screening events started in 2018. These events are organized around thematic selections of works and have been presented in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. This year we are launching a hybrid version of the project, featuring online live programming along with a presentation of the full program running on loop in our physical gallery space.
The FEST! begins Thursday, December 3, at 6PM CT. Gallery Hours for Adjusting the Lens: FEST!
- Friday December 4, 2020: 11am – 6pm
- Saturday December 5, 2020: 11am – 6pm
- Sunday December 6, 2020: 1pm – 6pm
More info is available at the Unrequited Leisure website.
I’m so flattered that the transcendent composer/cellist Julia Kent selected my “Trinity Quadrant Cantata” as one of her two picks for Radio Free Matlock’s Thursday Bazaar with Lippy Kidd last week. Catch the recap on Mixcloud or below:
And a huge thank you to Ilya from one of my favorite music blogs, I Heart Noise, for including my Gertrude Stein rap (lol) on the Camp Radio show Cosmic Church, also now on Mixcloud and with annotated tracklist on the blog:
One year ago yesterday I self-released Farewell, Doomed Planet!. I’ve had a lot of great response to the album. As I did with Music for the DMV, I decided to do a little recap of what the past year has looked like in terms of promoting the album. I’ve embedded an image of the report below, or you can download as a PDF here.
In celebration, here are some download codes for the album. You can redeem them at Bandcamp:
A few spins of Alka’s “King Card,” featuring me as a guest vocalist, on the radio: