Premiere of Goldberg’s “Archimedes Lullaby”, inspired by Gjertrud Schnackenberg’s 2010 book-length poem, Heavenly Questions, a meticulous inquiry into love and connection at the end of life.
Ben Goldberg – clarinet / composition
Kasey Knudsen – alto saxophone
Michael Coleman – keyboards
Hamir Atwal – drums
Jon Arkin – live processing
First of all, welcome to the brand spanking new jonarkin.net! It only took a cool baker’s-dozen-or-so orbits around the sun for me to get around to it, but at long last, the public’s demands for a functional website (i.e., built in this current/almost-expired decade) have brought about palpable change. Perhaps it functions as intended, even! (?) (if not, feel free to level complaints towards yours truly)
Meanwhile, 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for several projects that I’m involved with. My electro-acoustic collaborations with Ben Goldberg will be on display in a few different contexts; a rain check performance of his original production “Archimedes Lullaby” (the original date of which was postponed due to smoke from the Camp Fire), where I will be live processing an amazing group of musicians. Ben & I will also be playing more duo shows with my hybrid drums/laptop setup, so keep an eye on my calendar page for upcoming shows.
In January, I was thrilled to record with collaborator/composer Nathan Clevenger for his upcoming third album, and 2019 will feature some more shows for his large & small groups throughout the year. I’m also going to be recording with Ian Carey’s Wood/Metal/Plastic, and premiering a new loud-music project with Matt Lebofsky & Matthew Charles Heulitt.
Lots of dates, clips, and ramblings to come!