Sunday, December 16, 2018

Whisperings From Beyond Tartarus

Okay. I kind of fell off the face of earth this year. Or . . . maybe I fell onto it. The real world kind of got in the way of 28mm fictions. Some of this is fairly mundane. Some of it is honestly slightly grim. But some of it is almost exiting. I have a concert announcement. (You might recall I live a dual life as science-fiction gamer wannabe and super-serious musician man.) Early this year I started playing with the Town and Country Symphony Orchestra. This has been fantastic for a couple of reasons. First, and not least, I get to play music. Which . . . might actually be what I love most. Maybe. Don't quote me on that. I really like pushing lead around a table, but . . . Beethoven. Verdi. Richard Rogers. There's this music stuff. Even better? The TCSO has agreed to play my piano concert at their annual chamber concert at Parkway United Church of Christ. On Sunday February 10th David Peek will conduct the TCSO and Andreas Boelcke in a performance of a keyboard concerto by Bach, Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission, and my first (and so far only) piano concerto.

Again, this will be Sunday, February 10th 2019 at 2:30 pm.
Parkway United Church of Christ
2841 N. Ballas Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

Which brings me to the second part: Kickstarter is good for more than just spin-casting startups. You can also make other spinning things. Like CDs, for instance. I'm running a small fundraising drive on Kickstarter to offset my own expenses related to the concert.(Most prominently a plane ticket to get the pianist from Berlin to St. Louis and back.) Please feel free to take a peek at my musical bake sale. You can buy a handcrafted CD there, a bespoke score, or a few other nifty things. And anything we raise beyond expenses will go to support the TCSO in their mission to bring great free music to the community in western and northern St. Louis county.

Either way, if you're in St. Louis please come to the show. I hope that you will enjoy it. There will be a little bit of something for everyone. And . . . it's free. (Best price ever.) And if you're not in St. Louis . . . there is always YouTube and it will be there. Not quite the same, but . . . not too shabby for all that.

The Composer.