Welch Music Update March 2011

Hello all of you little bo-peeps and fluffy bunnies of the world… long time no email spam!

Hope everyone’s New Year has been going spectacularly now that we approach spring so soon….

I recently got back from an incredible 2-week trip trip to Switzerland, where I did a solo bagpipe show (Moods in Zürich), 2 free-improv gigs with Swiss-based Marc Stucki (tenor sax), Andreas Schärer (voice), Marc Unternährer (tuba) (in Bern and Lucerne with me on pipes and alto sax). Marc Stucki and I performed at the US Embassy in Bern along with a string quartet made up of very fine string players in Bern (Simon Heggendorn, Mara Miribung, Magdelena Dmitrova and Niklaus Vogel) performing selections from my string quartet Siubhal Turnlar. This trip culminated in a performance of my music in the Jazzwerkstatt-Bern festival, which was a spectacular event and I was very delighted to perform a piping solo, have the string quartet performed and to conduct a chamber orchestra of Bern residents with Geneva-based improv-harpist Julie Campiche in a performance of my harp concerto Self/Non-Self and Luminosity in the Bardo.

Switzerland is now one of my favorite places in the world! An incredible time.

Blarvuster’s Tzadik release from late november continues to trickle out into the world, with positive feedback – upcoming with a review in the Wire next month that I’ll share with you later, or stay tuned to Blarvuster’s new website


but more immediately, two of my pieces are being performed in NYC this month, and Blarvuster will be performing up in Boston (davis sq). stay tuned for more Blarvuster shows and upcoming information about my double concerto for bagpipe, piano and percussion ensemble – to be played at Queens College and the Bang-on-a-Can Marathon this June!

Sunday, March 13 · 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Christopher Adler solo Khaen tour – performance of my Ulrikke

Flushnik Studios — 698 Flushing Avenue, #1 —- Brooklyn, NY 11206

Featuring Christopher Adler on solo khaen (Thai/Lao bamboo mouth organ) performing: Sidney Boquiren, angel music; Matthew Welch, Ulrikke; Christopher Burns, Triangulation; Christopher Adler, Telemetry Lock; David Loeb, The Maltese Plaza in Fog, and traditional khaen improvisations

also a premiere of a new improv by Sidney Marquez Boquiren (piano) and Bryan Teoh (electronics).


Wednesday, March 23, 7pm Emily Manzo plays my House of Asterion

The Music With a View Series, curated by Kathy Supove.  Emily Manzo’s collaboration with filmmaker and visual artist Paul Rowley continues as they perform my solo piano piece House of Asterion (with live projections).

They’ll also do an excerpt from John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano.  The evening also includes performances by Kevin Bourisquot and Aled Roberts.

@ The Flea Theater, 41 White Street (between Broadway and Church) NYC

March 24 8pm Blarvuster in Boston

Blarvuster with the Debo Band (9pm) @ Johhny D’s

17 Holland St — Davis Square — Somerville, MA

directly across from the Davis T-stop



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