Greetings, One & All~
Having been on the road for most of the last three months (12,000 miles through 20 states) I’m happy to say that July will be light on work and heavy on play, and that your July A 440 Newsletter is being delivered with gem-like concision and clarity. I wish you all hot fun in the summertime!
Sherry Finzer, Darin Mahoney & Will Clipman will reunite for a rare Trialogue concert on July 2nd at Friendship Village in Tempe AZ.
Also, watch this space for updates on the release of the new Heart Dance Records CD The Space Between Breaths by Sherry Finzer & Will Clipman.
Suss and Fulfill for Total Flutasm became our unofficial faculty mantra at the 7th Annual Solstice Flute School & Festival, and I was happier than a prairie dog in soft dirt to spend a memorable week in Midway UT sharing my passion for percussion with extraordinarily talented artists, avidly open-minded students, and enthusiastically engaged audiences.
Will, Kalani Das and Gilbert Levy embracing the groove
Will and Joseph L. Young having entirely too much fun
Kalani and Will toasting Suzanne Teng at the post-fest faculty feed
Brent Haines, Dax and Will puttin’ on the dog
En route to SFS&F I had the extraordinary privilege and pleasure of serving as Special Guest Artist at Michael Trigleth’s Treehouse Jam in Draper UT. Michael’s living room is a cross between the Ethnomusicology Wing of the Smithsonian Institute and the New Instrument Inventor’s Wing at The Musical Instrument Museum, and the Treehouse Tribe proved to be an absolute delight to present to, perform for and jam with.
And in this corner: Will “Pathfinder” Clipman’s traveling Planet of Percussion!
Photo of the Month
Fearless, courtesy Shery Christopher Photography
Poem of the Month
I answer questions
more and more
I don’t know
I know less
the more I know
the more I know
what I still need to know,
I see less clearly
as the illusion of certainty
into the certainty
and I resist solitude
for where else
does one find oneself
to find one’s way
through the darkly beautiful
© Will Clipman 2019
Trust begets fearlessness.
poet ~ percussionist ~ maskmaker ~ storyteller ~ performing artist ~ educator