Montalvo Art Center

It is with great awe and inspiration that I reside at Montalvo Art Center for May, my final month of an artist residency that has spanned three months in three years. Thanks to Richard Marriott of Club Foot Orchestra for nominating me (thanks Ricky!). I’ll be continuing on the CFO tradition of performing live to a classic silent film at Montalvo on May 25th . Treat yourself and come for the day~Montalvo is in Saratoga, 40 miles south of San Francisco. Bring a picnic, sprawl on the ample lawns, hike the 140 acres of trails and gardens, hear Japanese sound artist Mamoru Okuno at 6pm then our performance at 8:30.

There’s some very cool artists in residence with me here including photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe and artist Justin Lowman and others. We get together each weekday night to feast on the culinary arts of chef Niki Valentine, formerly with the American Academy of Rome kitchen.

Yes, I am working while here…mostly on an orchestral arrangement of My Grandmother score as per a request from an orchestra in Spain, thanks to Chicago trumpeter Tom Purdie who lives and performs with Orquestra de Galicia.

With deepest gratitude,