Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Brief Post

Be warned, this post was meant to be concise and to-the-point. It comes, however, from a number of thought-streams... At the front of my mind right now is the string of shows I'm playing with my group Bird Fly Yellow. Specifically: how to effectively advertise them. More accurately: how to more effectively advertise for my shows the next time around.

The group has gotten better - we have new music and are now capable of playing with a degree of reckless abandon that I sometimes crave as an audience member. Our show at Highwire in Philadelphia was, I believe, a high point for us - transitions between solos, collective improvisations, and heads were more natural; there was a consistency to the energy; there was a real sense of direction.

The voice in the back of my head is speaking, albeit in cliches: "Let's do this. Let's really go for it. I have to make a pact with myself to really promote this music. If I don't do it, no one will."

I have to start listening.

1 comment:

  1. If you it upon any magic ways to promote unrepeatable things like freely- or even partially- improvised music, i would really love to know about it! its a tricky business. . . .but your post is inspirin´cause you guys are a lovely, lovely group indeed and i am glad ya´ll hit some nirvanic convergences recently. eh, i am sorry we did not arrange something in boston towne afore i left, now i am in SWEDEN. be well!
    love, rockets and the very Best La Musica
    katt hernandez