Greg Randall

Greg Randall

News on the recent and upcoming:

Bruno Duplant and Pedro Chambel's wonderful Rhizome.s label released Languor Yields, A.F. Jones's newest recording, for which my mates in Meridian and I recorded sound for his composition "Apparatchiks." The record is available for streaming and download via the label's bandcamp page. Soon new duo work with Sarah Hennies...

Last year seemed mostly for new compositions: a new duo for Wendy Richman and Erik Carlson, premiered at the International Contemporary Ensemble's 2016 OpenICE kickoff performance at Abrons Arts Center in New York; an installation piece for the October SONICBernheim festival in Clermont, Kentucky; and a busy December, with a duo for Erik and Greg Stuart for performance at UC-San Diego and a new piece for the New Millenium Brass at CalArts. More new music in two upcoming residencies at the University of Missouri and at the University of South Carolina, for whom I am terrified to pen a large new piece for myself, Greg, Alice Teyssier, and Philip Snyder, joined by a 16-player ensemble from the USC Experimental Music Workshop...

Improvising: some recent solos at Anxious Sound in New Orleans, Eyedrum in Atlanta, and the unbelievably wild Wayne-o-Rama in Chattanooga, sponsored by the unreal Shaking Ray Levi Society and featuring art by Wayne White, famous for designs for PBS, Peter Gabriel, and Pee-wee's Playhouse. Fingers crossed for a spring Meridian tour...

Summer: it is always a privilege of my life to be a member of the family for the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar, at the Enfield Shaker Museum in New Hampshire. Also looking forward to joining old friends for Le Noir de l'Étoile in New YorkPersephassa in Maine, and Strange and Sacred Noise at Tippet Rise, a new arts center north of Yellowstone in Fishtail, MT. 

I am excited to help stage, along with Lou Bunk, a mass performance of Cage's Variations III as part of the third New Music Gathering, held this year at Bowling Green State University.

The University of Alabama Percussion Studio partners again with our hometown heroes Sonic Frontiers to host Gino Robair, who works with our students on new compositions involving improvisation, instrument building, and new notation for a performance April 1. We go on the road to join a large cast performing Michael Pisaro's A Wave and Waves as part of the Big Ears Festival, which we also performed in Atlanta with Bent Frequency in October 2016. In the fall, a UA quartet presented Nicolaus Huber's Herbstfestival as part of the Focus Day festivities at the 2016 Percussive Arts Society International Convention, held this year in Indianapolis, IN.

Samples of our recent work are available here.