A portal for my work as a musician, record producer and soundtrack composer. Check below and you will find concert listings and updates for my various projects. Thanks for stopping by.



 

"It's Not Only Rock And Roll" is published 

I wrote an essay for the new book "It's Not Only Rock And Roll: Sex, Drugs and the Philosophy of Rock" published in French and English by Intervalles Editions. Other contributors include: Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips), Joey Burns (Calexico), John Parrish (PJ Harvey), Lisa Germano, Francois Breut, Yann Tiersen ("Amelie"), Hugo Race and many more! Full info here: 
http://www.editionsintervalles.com/spip.php?page=pages&id_article=133

Creation Talks series in Grand Rapids, MI 


I will be speaking at the Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids Michigan on Sunday, November 17th. The lecture is entitled "Crossing Boundaries: Seeing the World Through Music" and I will focus on the music communities I have intersected with in Seattle and in Bamako, Mali. On the 16th I will play a free concert in the same venue.
http://www.creationtalks.org/power-of-music-series/chapter-3-crossing-boundaries/

Tamikrest "Chatma" 

The new album by the Saharan band Tamikrest is out on Glitterbeat Records. This is the third album I have produced and mixed for the band. Time Out (London) writes: "distorted blues rock and traditional Saharan music with a rare passion and aggression...it’s about struggle, pain and the power of music: something we could all do with being reminded of every once in a while." Read more here...

New CD: Hidden Memories of Angela Vode 

This beautifully sleeved CD is out on July 1st via Fear of Speed. The music is excerpts of a soundtrack that I did for the Maja Weiss TV film: "Hidden Memories of Angela Vode". The instrumentation is a string trio and electronics. The CD comes in a hand-set letterpress packaging, silver ink on black. It is released as a limited edition of 100 pieces and It is available only via the Fear of Speed website: www.fearofspeed.net/ SOLD OUT!

Dirtmusic: "Troubles" 

The third Dirtmusic album "Troubles" is out on Glitterbeat Records. Recorded in Mali in September 2012 the album features sounds and voices from a wonderful cast of collaboraters: Ben Zabo & band, Samba Toure, Zoumana Tereta, Aminata Wassidje Traore and more...