Greg Randall

Greg Randall

Two great experiences sharing recent work to the curious: In November I presented Resonant Spaces, a summary of and meditation on recent work concerning sound and place, as part of the 2015 Percussive Arts Society International Convention, held this year in San Antonio, TX. I also performed an excerpt of Seth Cluett's the deformation of figures as part of the 2016 New Music Gathering, held January 7-9 at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD. As in events past, we lulled a room full of percussionists to sleep, on an event the night of January 7 featuring LuSo, Mobius, and So Percussion.

Bruno Duplant and Pedro Chambel's wonderful Rhizome.s label has just released PerformanceDominic Lash's newest collaborative recording, for which he and I recorded James Saunders's overlay (1) / overlay (2). The record is available for streaming and download via the label's bandcamp page.

Meridian goes on tour for a short trip centered on Chicago's Elastic Arts on February 26, and shows in Bloomington, IL and Detroit, MI. Fingers crossed for a March tour to Mexico....

I have the good fortune to perform with Anthony Braxton, as part of his 10+1 Ensemble, on April 1 at the 2016 Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN. We just got back final mixes for his upcoming QUARTET (ZIM) 2015, which we recorded last August with Andrew Raffo Dewar and Holland Hopson.

Masterclasses at LSU on February 18 and Tennessee Tech on March 24, second trip also including a March 25 solo concert at Dreamland in Lousville, KY.

The University of Alabama Percussion Studio hosts Brett Dietz, percussion professor at LSU, in masterclass on January 21. We partner with UA's Sonic Frontiers series to host Greg Stuart, who will be working with our students in bringing to life Michael Pisaro's Hearing Metal on April 17, and our spring concert features work by composer Ken Ueno, who will be our guest on April 24. Samples of our recent work are available here.

News about other concerts and events involving the percussion studio at the University of Alabama forthcoming.