So much weird and wonderful in the year since moving to California!

New work with new friends abounds: trio with Clay Chaplin and Davy Sumner, giving me a chance to dive back into electron-stimulated music making, including a new recording via Clay’s Casa Berenice label and a trip to San Francisco opening for The Hub at Center for New Music.

Getting a second new trio off the ground with Cassia Streb and Cody Putman named Tasting Menu, so far working on a recording and appearing at Coaxial and soon for the underwolf festival, hosted by the label of the same name.

Meridian appeared off long-ish hiatus in New York and Boston, and we have recorded new work of Sarah Hennies along with the wonderful pianist Philip Bush, for release on Black Truffle in the fall. Expect us this year in the northeast for a trip including a premiere for Non-Event, and in residency at the University of Washington.

A few more recordings: in January Weighter Recordings released CAGE's work with the Harry Bertoia sculptures at Cornell University. Annie Lewandowski, Chris Miller, and Kevin Ernste have been my friends and neighbors for a decade and it's a thrill that this music is finally available. Also delightful to continue working with Full Spectrum Records on Aaron Michael Butler’s realization of my piece Things I said I’d never be, and likewise thrilled to contribute a track for the label’s tenth anniversary project for release in August.

It is an amazing journey being part of the community at CalArts, and always the privilege of my life to rejoin the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar, at the Enfield Shaker Museum in New Hampshire. It has been wonderful reconnecting with my extended family, and to build ties to a new one in California.

The wise would say “always moving forward…”

Greg Randall

Greg Randall