Dear all my beautiful loved ones in Northern California,
I will be briefly making my way back home to the Pacific Ocean!!
Between May 3 and 5th there will be a series of performances of my most recent composition for orchestra and clarinet. The work, titled “AWARE” will performed by the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the indomitable Maestro Bar Avni featuring Clarinetist (and cause célèbre) Roman Gerber. Various other contemporary composers and poets are featured on the program as well.
Part of the Bay Area Book Festival, my work is a collaboration between various organisations around Germany and America featuring poetry by the radical political thinker (and poetic muse) Erich Fried, as well as the Zukunft der Orchester Kultur Projekt, the Bundesbeauftragte für Kultur und Medien (BKM), and the Goethe Institute. The concert is open and free to the public!
I am unbelievably excited and proud to have a work like this performed in such a hotbed for progressive thought in the U.S.A. Let the emotions flow and the conversations ensue…
For a visual preview of what you will hear: