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Sunny days at Trails & Vistas

Sunny days at Trails & Vistas

On the most perfect of late summer days up on the east side of Lake Tahoe, at a lake smaller than Tahoe, but no less beautiful, I had a great time performing with Capacitor at the Trails & Vistas Festival. To say the least, it was a one-of-a-kind performance venue, out in the wild, with trees, sky, and water, as the backdrop and foreground.

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Sumi-E (Japanese Brush Painting)

Sumi-E (Japanese Brush Painting)

The process of Japanese brush painting appeals to me as a musician. It is a performance and a meditation. It combines years of learning: brush strokes, paper, feelings, spatial elements, nature, philosophy, and approach, with unmeditated spontanaiety. The resultant paintings are beautiful in their simplicity, yet powerful in their imagery.

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Trails & Vistas Festival

Trails & Vistas Festival

Join me at Spooner Lake in Lake Tahoe this weekend for an experential take on art and nature with the Trails & Vistas Festival. I will be playing violin with Capacitor Dance Group, and we will be performing excerpts from our upcoming show, Okeanos, set to premiere in San Francisco in February 2012.

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Julia goes electronic

Julia goes electronic

Check out Julia’s latest video representing Keith McMillen Instruments as K-Bow Artist. This revolutionary project with KMI is an exciting reality of a totally new type of blue-tooth enabled violin bow which can track live performance metrics in real-time, meaning all kinds of cool new performance possibilities.

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Show in a Show Aftermath

Show in a Show Aftermath

You can go home again! Davis (my hometown) was alive and buzzing Saturday night with a great turnout for my show with Bella Trio. 

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