Todd Reynolds at the Apple Store, with special guests Sxip Shirey and Adam Matta.
Not since last August at Lincoln Center Out of Doors have we three been together, and such an auspicious occasion! You all know me as someone who uses Apple products exclusively when it comes to playing and writing music. It's an honor to make my first appearance at an Apple Store with two of my favorite colleagues. You can count on at least one righteous drum duel between Adam and myself, and a unique, one of a kind symphony from all three of us...
The text reads:
"Bang on a Can violinist Todd Reynolds calls himself a classical violinist gone horribly wrong. Todd creates and composes music onstage using his violin and a MacBook Pro, recording and producing intricate, passionate and symphonic music with Rock n Roll soul. Join Todd as he performs music from his latest release, Outerborough, and mixes it up with beatboxer Adam Matta and instrument inventor and exploiter, Sxip Shirey."
Tuesday, March 20th, 7:00 pm
The Apple Store at 69th street and Broadway, Manhattan
no tickets or reservations required, and it's FREE
Mark: That list is a terrific resource, let's see if one of the places has room on the schedule... I've also added my local haunt in Helsinki to the list. I'm one of the people responsible for booking shows there, so you guys have a foot in the door already, as it were.
Derek: Should've known you're hanging around this list, too. :) I ceratinly hope I can make my way to the left coast, too. After all the excitement I had getting into the country (NOTE: Do NOT try to get in on a one-way ticket. That's a recipe for disaster.) I'm kinda nervous about the possible repeated hops across the border along my western route...
Kyle: Iowa may be a bit off my path, but there is the possibility of a Chicago-Minneapolis leg, and Des Moines might be a reasonable stop along the way. Thanks for the invite!
Jim: Cool! I'm currently staying at a place in Williamsburg, so Brooklyn would be awesome.
Damn but it's good to be back here.
R. / Taphead
On Mar 13, 2012, at 8:29 PM, Derek Doss wrote:
> Are you gonna make it all the way to the West Coast, Risto?
> I can at the very least guarantee a jam in the North Bay, since putting on a show is always gonna be more problematic for obvious reasons.
> From: Risto Paalanen <email@example.com>
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 6:28 AM
> Subject: Gigs/jams in the northern US?
> Hey folks!
> I realize this is all delightfully last minute, but let's see what can still be done...
> Turns out I'm coming over to NYC on the 17th, and I'll be staying there for at least two weeks. After that my plan is to start heading west and playing wherever I can along the way. At the moment my main problem is an utter lack of contacts in cities along the way (NYC, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis ... and finally Vancouver, Seattle, Bay Area?) and so I'd be immensely grateful for any help or contacts.
> As far as venues are concerned, I'm really very flexible. I can play pretty much anywhere with even a half-decent soundsystem, so anything from living rooms on up will do, as long as the audience has the right mindset. Jams and collaborations would be wonderful, too, obvs.
> I've been called ambient on occasion, but the output kinda varies with the audience and venue. Improv is pretty much the only constant factor, I guess. And looping, obviously.
> R. / Taphead