Upcoming Jaffe Festival in Victoria, B.C., Canada

I will be up in Victoria the week of November 3-10 for a Jaffe Festival, which will include three concerts of my music, including a world premiere, and including compositions that span more than three decades.

As the Orion Fellow of the University of Victoria, I will be presenting a lecture (November 6) and concert of "Silicon Valley Breakdown," presented in its rarely-heard quadraphonic format, with a newly-restored copy of the tape. I will also be addressing the Composition Seminar and teaching a class.

Following this (November 8) will be a concert at Open Space, including the world premiere of "Fox Hollow" for string quartet, commissioned by the Lafayette String Quartet, as well as the Canadian premiere of "The Space Between Us," for radiodrum, Trimpin instruments, and eight strings, the Canadian premiere of "Impossible Animals," version for trombone and tape, and other pieces. The concert is rounded out by "Cluck Old Hen Variations," for solo violin.

Finally, on November 9th is a concert at the University of Victoria focusing on my music for guitars and plucked strings. Program details on the Victoria Guitar Society web site. Most of the pieces on this concert are Canadian premieres. I'll be playing the 5-string banjo on "City Life" and mandolin on "Grass Valley Fire, 1988." In addition, the concert will include "May All Your Children Be Acrobats," for eight guitars, voice and computer-generated sound, "Three Musicians, after the Picasso paintings," for viola and guitar, and "A Little Kid Sees a Skyscraper," for two quarter-tone-tuned guitars.

All in all, eleven works will be presented.