elsewhere interview On the Record

Recently, NYC music journalist Steve Smith did an in-depth intervew with me on my label elsewhere, in which I talked about my label's orientation and aesthetics as well as my future plans for the upcoming releases. Click here if you are in…

PRESS RELEASE: Biliana Voutchkova / Michael Thieke - Blurred Music (elsewhere 001-3)

The Berlin-based Bulgarian violinist Biliana Voutchkova and German clarinetist Michael Thieke have worked together intensely within both compositional and improvisational duo and group projects in Berlin since 2011. In their current projec…

PRESS RELEASE: Melaine Dalibert - Musique pour le lever du jour (elsewhere 002)

Melaine Dalibert (born 1979), a French composer/pianist, has been increasingly recognized for his compositional piano works as well as his interpretations of works by Gérard Pesson, Giuliano D’Angiolini, Tom Johnson, Peter Garland and many…

elsewhere On the Record

Very nice introductory article on elsewhere appeared On the Record, written by Steve Smith. nationalsawdust.org

Dante Boon performed Cage, Houben, Cormier, Waller, Philippakopoulos, Beuger (NYC)

Last night, Dutch composer and pianist Dante Boon performed works by John Cage, Eva-Maria Houben, André Cormier, Michael Vincent Waller, Anastassis Philippakopoulos, and Antoine Beuger at Daniel Goode's Loft, NYC. The program was assembled…

introducing 'elsewhere'

After being involved with music production first as a photographer, then as a designer and co-producer for Erstwhile Records for 15 years and Gravity Wave for 8 years, I decided to start my own label. The label's name is 'elsewhere', curat…

Two years ago today ...

Two years ago today, a local newspaper in Matsumoto City, Nagano (my father’s hometown) featured a retrospective article on my late father, who was once a painter and art teacher and later became a designer. It was a very nice article, wri…

Melaine Dalibert performed Peter Garland, Michael Vincent Waller, Melaine Dalibert (NYC)

Last night, the French composer and pianist Melaine Dalibert performed works of Peter Garland, Michael Vincent Waller, and Melaine Dalibert at Daniel Goode's Loft, NYC. The concert opened with Peter Garland’s 1971 piece ‘The Days Run Away’…

The Budapest Festival Orchestra performed Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff under Iván Fischer w/ Dénes Várjon

Last night, I saw the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer performing Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, and Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor. It was magnificent. I love th…

My Top 10 Albums / Concerts of 2017

CLASSICAL 1. Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under Sergiu Celibidache - Schubert: Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished" / Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" (MPHIL0004) open.spotify.com 2. Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons - Br…