October 17, 2017
Honored to be performing in the world premiere of Rafiq Bhatia's Breaking English, a multi-media collaboration with visual artists Michael Cina and Hal Lovemelt, as part of the Liquid Music Series this Saturday at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Rafiq and Michael wrote about their process here:
"In our own respective ways, we’ve set out to investigate how to incorporate the values and aesthetics of this kind of momentary discipline—communication, physicality, interdependence, immediacy: liveness—into work that requires a longer time horizon. Can improvisation become an outlook, rather than a process? Can liveness be an aesthetic orientation, as opposed to a state? A useful analogy might be the way that strata of rock come to resemble flowing water; something formed over millions of years can approximate the unfurling of an instant. How is that the case? For one thing, the form of each stratum is determined by the contours of the one underneath it. And, though each layer forms slowly across millions of moments, it quite literally comes to encapsulate the most essential characteristics of those moments."
June 14, 2017
In October 2017 I will be performing in the world premiere of Rafiq Bhatia's new music in collaboration with visual artists Michael Cina and Hal Lovemelt, in the Liquid Music festival at the Walker Arts Center!
RAFIQ BHATIA: BREAKING ENGLISH
WITH VISUAL ART BY MICHAEL CINA AND HAL LOVEMELT
Marrying emotional intensity with musical virtuosity, guitarist/composer/electronic music artist Rafiq Bhatia mixes contemporary sound art with high-energy improvisation. Breaking English, his latest work for his electroacoustic ensemble, is transformed into an immersive multimedia experience by Minneapolis-based visual artist Michael Cina and video artist Hal Lovemelt. Bhatia is joined by fellow Son Lux member Ian Chang (percussion), along with Jackson Hill (bass, synthesizers) and Nina Moffitt (vocals).
November 22, 2016
New BRASSTRONAUT is out, and I make a cameo on the last track with my buddy Edo Van Breemen. Listen here:
July 19, 2016
Bandcamp featured my band TUTU in a mix curated by Son Lux, alongside Xenia Rubinos, Cuddle Magic, Dawn of Midi, Amino Belyamani, BRAIDS, Photay, Battle Trance, and Austin Vaughn! Listen below:
May 18, 2016
Concert review: Will Mason blends styles for fresh, irresistible performance
We received a nice review from Allan Kozin (a former music critic and culture writer for The New York Times) for our performance this week in Portland, Maine.
January 13, 2016
August 3, 2015
PopMatters premiered a track from an album I'm singing on with the Will Mason Ensemble. The full album is due out on New Amsterdam August 28th.
"Beauty and dread walk hand in hand, and the mood can turn on a dime, which is exactly the feeling you get on “Finn”, an extraordinary free-form 16-and-a-half-minute composition that forms the heart of the new album Beams of the Huge Night."