Greetings, One & All~
Time marches on, and 2019 is parading by at an astounding pace. March has already been and will continue to be most memorable here in Willyworld, so enjoy all the good news in this issue of your A 440 Newsletter before March is but a memory in the march of time!
March roared in like a lovable lion on Friday March 1st with three Planet of Percussion performances for students at Villa Montessori School in Phoenix AZ. Judging by their enthusiastic engagement and post-performance kudos, a good time was had by all!
photo courtesy Teale Bloom
On Friday March 8th I’ll return to Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix AZ for a by-invitation Special Needs Day interactive Planet of Percussion performance 9 AM-noon in the Bin Butterfly Pavilion.
On Friday March 22nd, I’ll present four Planet of Percussion performances for students at Continental Elementary School in Green Valley AZ.
Medicine Arrow: Roman Orona, Will Clipman & Aaron White appeared on the Canyon Records Courtyard Stage at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market on Saturday & Sunday March 2nd & 3rd for two surprise mini-sets as part of Aaron White’s showcase.
Medicine Arrow will perform a full concert at the legendary Phoenix AZ venue Alwun House at 8 PM on Saturday March 23rd.
info & tickets:
Monday-Thursday March 4th-7th, I’ll record a duo album with cellist and composer Michael G. Ronstadt at his brother Peter Dalton Ronstadt’s LandMark Sound Recorders in Tucson AZ. Michael has dubbed the project Wildly Ethereal and it promises to be all that!
Kickstarter video & info:
Tuesday-Wednesday March 19th-20th I’ll return to Clamsville Productions in Chandler AZ to continue work on my forthcoming Heart Dance Records duo album with flutist and composer Sherry Finzer. We’ve released four singles from the album so far:
And on Friday March 22nd I’ll return to The Sanctuary at Canyon Ranch in Tucson AZ for a live duo recording with Alchemy Crystal Bowl Artist and vocalist Tryshe Dhevney, engineered by Jim Blackwood of Arizona Public Media.
Myths & Masks
I’ll hit the road at the end of March for California and Oregon, beginning with a Myths & Masks workshop and concert on Saturday March 30th at Willits Community Theater in Willits CA.
workshop info & tickets:
concert info & tickets:
Nakai & Clipman
The tour will continue with three R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman duo concerts: at Central Oregon Community College in Bend OR at 6 PM on Thursday April 4th; at Pacific University in Forest Grove OR at 7:30 PM on Saturday April 6th; and at Rogue Valley Unitarian Church in Ashland OR at 7:30 PM on Sunday April 7th.
Ashland info & tickets:
Photo of the Month
In forty-two years of living in Tucson, I’ve seen snow in the valley five times. I awoke to this rare and magical Sonoran Desert winter wonderland on February 22nd, as seen looking east from our meditation room at Rancho Improvisoso.
Poem of the Month
Yikes. My performing, recording, teaching and travel schedule over the past month has kept from me from devoting adequate time, energy and creativity to my poetry. I have a couple of new pieces in progress, but they just aren’t ready to present to readers as literate and discerning as you. I know for many of you the Poem of the Month is the best thing about my newsletter, so it is with sincere apologies that I must conclude this A 440 without one. I’ll try to make it up to you in the next issue with at least one and possibly two new offerings that I trust will be of the quality you’ve come to expect!
~Until we meet again, be well and be in touch~
A keen sense of irony is as essential to mental health
as fresh air and sunlight are to physical health.
poet ~ percussionist ~ maskmaker ~ storyteller ~ performing artist ~ educator