Joe is clearly too modest (or too busy) to post the news here, but he has a gig tonight well worth checking out. I'm reproducing his press release here:
Tickets are $15 at the door. There will be an informal reception following the performance.
In the Pali language of the early Buddhist texts, "vipassana" means "to see things as they really are" or insight. Vipassana is a four-movement, 70-minute composition partly inspired by Björk's Selmasongs as well as photographs from Yann Arthus-Bertrand's Earth from Above series and Jake Rajs' The Hudson River. Vipassana, which also features the poetry (in the final movement) of Denise Levertov (Variation and Reflection on a Theme by Rilke) is scored for 25 instrumentalists and singers: Ben Kono, Dan Willis, Ed Xiques (woodwinds), Dave Smith (trumpet, fluegelhorn), Deborah Weisz (trombone), Tom Beckham, Dan McCarthy (vibraphones), Rachel Eckroth, Brenda Earle (pianos), Amanda Monaco, Joel Newton (electric guitars), Peter Wise, Dave Mancuso (percussion), Charenee Wade, Julie Hardy, Amy Cervini, Jo Lawry, Monika Heidemann (voices), Ana Milosavljevic, Kiku Enomoto (violins), Frank Foerster, Adam Hill (violas), Leigh Stuart, Lauren Riley (violoncellos), Kermit Driscoll (bass), and Joseph C. Phillips Jr. (conductor).