B'shBLOGestra: words, thoughts, jokes & spectacles from Samantha Boshnack...
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Earshot Festival on Tuesday! Record updates.
I know it has been an awful long time since I last wrote. Things have been rolling over here in B'shnorkestra land. First and foremost, if you live in Seattle, you can come see us perform on this coming Tuesday (October 23rd) as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. It's an honor to be included in the line-up. We have been working on a new composition I wrote and touching up the material we recorded. Band sounds great and it's always a real joy to play music with these people. Neil Welch does an opening set on solo saxophone and he's quite phenomenal. For more information check outwww.bshnorkestra.com.
Yesterday Adam, Greg and I went into the studio for some percussion and french horn overdubs. They went incredibly well. We did this at Evan Schiller's studio. Evan owns a studio called zulusound and has recorded such artists as Eyvind Kang, Timothy Young, Jessica Lurie, Bill Frisell, Sadhappy and Mike Patton.
In November I am traveling to Indonesia to record Megan O Seniwati for the record. One of the pieces I wrote for her to sing on, and then she moved to Indonesia before I could record it. I decided to take this opportunity to make the trip over there as it has always been a place I wanted to see. I hope to record other Indonesian musicians onto the track as well and do some performing with Megan and two friends/colleague musicians who are coming with me - Anne Mathews and Valerie Holt.
We then plan to mix the record over Christmas break. This may mean I push the release date a little bit (April) so that I have time to send it out to record labels and try to get distribution for it beforehand.
Thanks for your support, and hope to see you Tuesday!!