For one of the summer 2019 Chapman Stick concerts, I did a bit of vlogging to share with you what it means to go out and play music for an audience. The way I do it here is as a solo artist in instrumental music and since I’m all freelancing there is a lot of preparation behind the scene, hard work that the audience rarely are aware of. If the initial talking bores you, a link at 00:25 allows skipping directly to the live music playing.
Excerpt from a solo concert at Tynnered Kyrka, Sweden, on June 24 2015. First song “Gammal Fäbodspsalm” is an old traditional folk melody. Second song “Emerald” by Per Boysen is only featured here by the intro part because the camera stopped filming there…. Sorry about that, the full concert was some forty minutes.
Below are the dates and venues of my October 2014 US west coast tour. This project would not be possible without the great help from Rick Walker, Gene Perry, the Free Hands Academy, Peterson Entertainment and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Thank you!
BEST of Y2K14 International Live Looping Festival
ANNO DOMINI GALLERY, SAN JOSE
366 South1^st Street
Oct 15-20, Santa Cruz, San Jose, San Francisco:
YK2 International Live Looping Festival.
For day’s program, several venues in Santa Cruz.
Founder Rick Walker says:
Now in it’s 14th year, the Y2K14 International Live Looping Festivals have expanded to 21 cities in 11 countries worldwide. It is a very creative and eclectic festival that celebrates the musicians who love to create and manipulate loops, live, in front of an audience. There is no style or genre associated with the movement, just the love augmenting musical performance with digital and analogue looping techniques.The main festival is in Santa Cruz, California for 3 days in the 3rd weekend of October every year. This years’ festival will be from October 15th – 20th in San Jose, San Francisco and Santa Cruz/Watsonville
Guitar Merchant http://www.guitarmerchant.com/
7503 Topanga Canyon Boulevard
7pm – 11pm
A bunch of Stick players will play solo pieces in a round-robin manner.Do not expect one single dull moment!!! :-) A Stick Night initiated by Gene Perry of the Free Hands Academy.
Emmett Chapman, Kevin Keith, Don Schiff, Gary Jiblian, Michael Johnstone, String Planet (featuring Larry Tuttle and Novi Novog), Mike Kollowitz, Gene Perry, Per Boysen.
The streets of Stockholm Södermalm (the southern city island, “SoFo”) will be cooking by outdoors live music on June 6. First time I performed at Fête de la Musique in Stockholm was 2002 and in recent years it has become a healthy habit for me to take part in MMS every June 6th.