Don’t miss your chance to say you were there from the beginning! We’ll be playing mostly tracks from the upcoming Zammuto LP (out April 3 on Temporary Residence), along with some ‘Books’ songs, plus a few surprises. Before the set we will be screening ‘Achante’, a short film about Haitian Vodou that we scored last year.
We will also be at SXSW in Austin in March, for the whole week, playing everyday.
'Zammuto' (the band) is a four piece rock set up: Nick Zammuto (yours truly on vocals, guitars), Gene Back (also from the Books, on electric guitar, organ, keys), Sean Dixon (Drums), and Mikey Zammuto (aka Mikeybass, on Bass). We just finished our second week of rehearsals and we're all feeling giddy with excitement. As Mikey says, ” This will be Epic.”
Happily, the project has picked up a lot of momentum in the last few weeks:
The track F U C-3PO was named best new track on Pitchfork, you can listen to the Make Mine EP here:
Tonight ‘Bar Hopping’, a collaboration between myself and (ex-Kronos Quartet cellist and composer) Joan Jeanrenaud will premiere in San Francisco. The seven-movement composition is for one or two live cellists, pre-recorded sound and video. Joan will play the performances in San Francisco and I will join her on stage for the shows in Los Angeles next week on the 27th and 28th. Info below.
Here is the third movement (without the live cello parts), called ‘Hanuman’. Regards,
Here’s a short documentary Matt Day made about my process and life at home and in the studio. We spent a day together last summer shooting this video, and hopefully he’ll be documenting the time leading up to the debut ‘Zammuto’ concert on Feb. 3 at Mass Moca. (more on this soon)
Here’s a stream of the new EP…Now available for presale at Make Mine. My heartfelt thanks to all who have listened, reposted, blogged and written about it this week, it was quite the showing! We’re very excited to debut the new material live next month…
I’ll be playing a 2001 piece for cello and tape ‘Eldorado’, and together with Todd Reynolds ‘Inward Bound’ for tape, violin, cello and video, which I wrote last year for his album ‘Outerborough’. The concert is free, tonight at 8PM.