This is a short film of Memory Palace, Christopher Cerrone’s work for percussion and electronics that was conceived of and created by the amazing director Mark DeChiazza. The three of us have been working on this project since 2015, and I’m so happy that it’s finally out in the world.
Last Friday, I joined the PUBLIQuartet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to give the world premiere of Andy Akiho’s LIgNEouS Suite for marimba and string quartet. This is a project that I’ve been working on with Andy for 7 years, and it was really amazing to finally experience the entire piece.
The Met streamed the whole show live on their Facebook page – check it out right here!
A couple updates with my Memory Palace album this week -
Q2 Music is streaming Memory Palace for free all week! Check out their review here.
WNYC’s New Sounds included Tawnie Olson’s Meadowlark in this week’s episode. Listen here.
Also, icareifyoulisten.com just featured Timo Andres’ work Crashing Through Fences from on their latest mixtape, and Spotify was kind enough to include Paola Prestini’s G-Force on their Classical New Released playlist. Check it out here!
Memory Palace was released on VIA Records on January 6.
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Sandbox Percussion has been in LA the last week performing and working with percussion and composition students at a bunch of different schools, but the real reason we’re here is for a performance tomorrow night that celebrates the music of one of our closest friends and collaborators, Thomas Kotcheff.
It’s finally happening…I’m thrilled to announce that my first solo record, Memory Palace, will be released on January 6, 2017 on VIA Records. This album is a collection of pieces that I’ve commissioned over the past several years, and each work stretches the capabilities of percussion music in a unique way.