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Anton Garcia-Abril ~ Cinco piezas breves IV

From the Top just wrapped Show #324 in the comfy environs of Tarisio Fine String Instruments & Bows in New York City. I played another one of the endless string of pieces I love by this eminent composer of our times, all times, Anton Garcia-Abril. We’ve struck up, Anton, his wife Aurea, and I, a […]

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Anton Garcia-Abril ~ Microprimaveras II @ Lubbock, TX 2016.02.26

At this summer’s Season One of concerts at TippetRise Arts Center outside Fishtail, MT, we will be featuring a set of concerts in celebration of the large-scale sculptures being installed over the coming months. Thusfar, we have commemorated installations of work by Mark DiSuvero (the Ariel Quartet performing the Heilige Dankgesang movement from Op. 132 […]

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Michael Cisco ~ The Great Lover

“The sky has gone underground.” I have Paul Tremblay to thank for his recommendation by way of speaking the names Michael Cisco and existential Horror Master, Thomas Ligotti in the same breath. I dove in to Cisco’s debut novel, The Divinity Student and felt amply rewarded for my efforts. And effortful it can be: Cisco […]

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Anton Garcia-Abril ~ Tres piezas amantinas II @SJSU, 2016.02.13

In honour of Valentine’s Day, Day of Lovers, here is my performance from last night’s live taping of From the Top at San Jose State University of one of Anton Garcia-Abril’s intensely beautiful homages/invocations of young girls in love: amantinas. To Valentines of All Time, past, present and future. With love, c

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Sun Kil Moon ~ Lost Verses 2016.02.07@Jordan Hall, Boston

From the Top Show #318 was recorded before a line audience last night at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston. Wild and well-earned ovations greeted all our young guests: 11-year old Katherine Liu with her bookend Chopin performances, opening with Waltz in Ab, Op. 42 and the Nocturne, Op. 27, No. 2 serving as […]

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