James Moore is pretty much my favorite person. I’ve written more music for this guitar hero than for any other person, and it’s always a blast.
The piece he’s playing at Spectrum, Three Necks, is part of my portrait pieces project (for more on this long-term feature of Lainie-life, take a visit to the page I made for the portrait piece I wrote for Kathy Supové). I recorded a scrabble game I played with James and Jascha Narveson (scrabble figures prominently in our friendship!) and made a tape track out of the wacky musings of our merry trio. It’s a cozy, wacky piece that was largely inspired by James’s gorgeous performances of John Zorn’s music. He’ll be playing Zorn’s Dominoes and a bunch of Lou Harrison stuff on this concert as well! It’s a night called “Born Into Flames,” a series curated by the inimitable John King.
This will be the NYC premiere of this piece, so come on out and give a listen to this brand new kid on the portrait piece block!
8:45 Friday, March 7th at Spectrum