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New Battle Trance album!

August 10, 2022

Battle Trance’s latest album entitled “Green of Winter” will be released on August 26th on New Amsterdam Records! “Green of Winter” is the 3rd album-length piece that I composed for the ensemble (along with “Palace of Wind” and “Blade of Love”). We are also celebrating our 10th anniversary as a band this year. Listen to the 1st movement and pre-order the digital or limited edition vinyl HERE. We will be supporting the release with concerts throughout North America this fall. Check the shows page for details.

Wild Tapestry is now available!

May 27, 2022

Happy to share that my newest album entitled “Wild Tapestry” is now available via the wonderful folks at Out of Your Head Records! Please consider purchasing the CD/Digital/Digital score HERE, as 100% of the profits will go to Oceana, a charity devoted to the protection and reparation of the world’s oceans on a global scale. A nice early review by Peter Margasak from The Wire can be found here.

MATA Festival performance

May 13, 2022

Here is a nice video of my solo piece entitled “The Obvious Place” from last week’s MATA Festival in NYC:

Wild Tapestry now available for pre-order!

April 18, 2022

My latest album entitled “Wild Tapestry” is now available for pre-order! Big thanks to Out of Your Head Records for releasing this album. The official release date is May 27th. Please consider purchasing a CD or digital version, as 100% of proceeds will go to Oceana, an organization devoted to the protection and restoration of the world’s oceans on a global scale. Pre-order and listen to excerpt HERE.

MATA Festival

February 1, 2022

I’m excited to be a part this year’s MATA Festival as both a composer and performer.
I’ll be playing The Obvious Place on May 6th @ National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY.

Resonance/ Bandcamp Daily article

December 5, 2021

A moving article by Alex Heigl was recently published for Bandcamp Daily. It’s a personal story of a young man’s severe bike accident and how a Battle Trance album served as a companion during his healing process.

The Peace Studio Summit 2021

September 7, 2021

I am honored to be invited to participate in the Peace Studio’s annual Peace Summit this year. The Peace Studio is a wonderful organization that focuses on supporting artists and journalists as peace builders. I will be speaking as a part of an online panel on Sunday September 19th, at 6pm. The focus of the panel is The Art of Reflection. I’ll be sharing some of my life story and speaking about my daily practices as both a musician and qigong practitioner. Also on the panel will be Judy Rogers, Myda El Maghrabi, and Leslie Rangel, with moderator Michael Skoler.

Patreon

August 24, 2021

Dear friends,

I am happy to announce that I have a new Patreon page. I’m hoping that this will be a fun exchange for people who are interested in receiving musical and personal correspondences from me directly. There is also an option for individual lessons/conversations either in person (location depending) or on zoom. Touring (a primary income) looks like it will continue to be touch and go for the foreseeable future, so any support via Patreon is greatly appreciated! Here it is.

Tunnel to Light

July 26, 2021

I am very excited to announce a new duo record with my dear friend Jason Nazary:Tunnel to Light comes out September 3rd on the Tripticks Tapes label.

Side A was recorded together earlier this year in Vermont & side B was done remotely last year, each at home, then produced by Jason.
Preview 2 tracks and pre-order HERE.
Our NYC record release concert will be on September 9th at the Record Shop in Brooklyn. (see shows page for details)

Wild Tapestry

June 14, 2021

I”m honored to have been commissioned to compose a new work for this year’s Yellow Barn Music Festival. It’s for a crazy instrumentation of Harp, electric guitar, two percussionists, trombone, trumpet, flute and tenor saxophone. The ensemble features Eduardo Leandro and Steve Mackey as well as many new friends. The work is entitled ‘Wild Tapestry” and will be premiered on July 17th. Tickets can be purchased Here.