Thoughts and Feelings on 2015

ALBUMS:

Andy Schauf - The Bearer of Bad News 
THEESatisfaction - EarthEE 
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment - Surf
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit
Julia Holter - To Have You In My Wilderness
Saintseneca - Bad Ideas 
Vulfpeck - Thrill Of The Arts
Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon
Kamasi Washington - The Epic
Cecile McLorin Salvant - For One To Love 
Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
Bomba Estéreo - Amanacer
Wayne Horvitz - Some Places are Forever Afternoon
Gregg Belisle-Chi - Tenebrae
Colin Stetson / Sara Neufeld - Never Were The Way She Was

GIGS:

- Setting Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown to stage in January and falling back in love with Greek mythology in the process
- Holding a brass meditation in the dark at Chapel Space with Tom Varner
- Performing hugely lush works for voice and gamelan to the words of poet Susan Moon
- Recording a new full-length with Sebastian and the Deep Blue
- Premiering a new performance-based trio in September with two of my dearest loves; premiering new works with that trio every month since its conception
-Leviathan Worship Service at Café Racer, way late o’clock
- Assistant directing the world premiere of Real Enemies in Brooklyn
- Playing regularly throughout the year with the RRCME
- Making posters all year long, and getting better at it too

EXPERIENCES:

- Losing a brother; gaining a sister; half-gaining two brothers
- Falling out of and into love a few times
- Driving across the country with Stephen and climbing rocks along the way
- Lying in the grass with my father, waiting to be struck by lightning
- Seeing the Milky Way at midnight in Wyoming
- A straight week of lecturing from the RE team about moving to NYC
- Wandering around Brooklyn with Darcy until 4am on my last night in town
- Saying yes as much as possible, remaining candid, becoming confident






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