homecoming (three years later)

homecoming (three years later)

Instrumentation/Performance Resources

For Singing Pianist and live electronics.

Programme Note

homecoming (three years later) is about loss and healing. After the sudden loss of his best friend, Dan Thorpe rushed across the interior of Australia with a car full of instruments and performance gear, and across the Pacific Ocean to California to get to the funeral. This album is recorded fragments of his recovery: first in California, later on New Zealand’s South Island, later still on a piano prepared with remnants of his foreign currency between the strings. What results is somewhere between a diary and an act of self-healing, a requiem and the sound of life going on, regardless.

Performance History

July 25th, 2016 :: Oakland Freedom Jazz. Studio Grand [with Christine Richers], Oakland, CA.

July 23rd, 2016 :: Laundry. Podcast, San Francisco, CA.

July 14, 2016 :: Outsound [with Christine Richers], Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

July 9, 2016 :: personwhowatchestoomuchtelevision ++ homecoming (three years later). Third Space Art Collective, Davis, CA.

July 8, 2016 :: Center for New Music [with Genuis and Christine richers], San Francisco, CA.

May 21, 2016 :: Dan Thorpe & Klangberg Ensemble, Backhouse, Wentworth Falls NSW.

May 19, 2016 :: homecoming (three years later) Sydney Launch (with Jannah Quill, Marcus Whale and Mannheim Rocket). Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville NSW.

April 28, 2016 :: homecoming (three years later) Adelaide Launch (with Tardigrade, Tracy Chen, and Little Scale). Format, Adelaide SA.