February Update

I'm just finishing up the final mix of the duo recording with the amazing drummer Clive Deamer. The record will be titled LOVE NOTES IN BINARY CODE.  As you may know, Clive is the drummer in Radiohead, Get The Blessing, Portishead among other stellar groups. It was a fantastic full-day marathon session recorded in Bristol England last year and I really do hope you'll enjoy the results. The recording will be released later in 2020 on the UK based DISCUS label and should be available worldwide. I'll make sure you guys are the first to know when we get a little closer. 

Second, I composed a solo guitar piece for public television here in the US called Trailblazers. The documentary takes place during the Great Depression in the United States and focuses on Franklin Rosevelt's plan to hire workers to build the trail systems in the west. A very special and fascinating time in the history of the United States both economically as well as socially. The documentary will air sometime in March of this year. 

Third, I have a composition being released as part of a compilation project entitled Meta-Guitar 5. The series is produced by one of my favorite guitarist/composers and people Elliott Sharp. The recording highlights various guitarists from around the globe who work in contemporary music. The piece is composed for prepared Requinto guitar ( a short-scale instrument heard often in South American trios ) and was originally released on the Burning On A Sea Of Ghost recording a few years back. 

As you may know, I'm a massive fan of African guitar and the nomadic culture of the Saharan diaspora, and the sound is a tribute to that region. The piece was written in Sicily during a self-imposed writing break and recorded at the iconic Real World Studios in Bath England the same year. My good friend Patrick Phillips who recorded the 'Ghosts' record is also the recording engineer for the new duo recording with Clive coming out this year. The Meta-Guitar 5 record will be released on the Austrian label KLANG music in summer 2020. 

Lastly, I'm after a winter hiatus I'm starting a new large scale composition based around the life of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians. It's something I've been dreaming about for a few years and after a little wintertime contemplation, It's time to start. I'll make sure to keep everyone updated on the details and progress... 

Peace, C

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    Dear ,

    Greetings from Beijing, China!

    I am writing this letter to reach out to you and see if there is any possibility to work with you in the Chinese market.

    Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is QIYU CHEN, head of business development of Fabrique, a social fashion platform driven by designers, with media and mobile internet community as our DNA.(official website:www.fabrique.cn) Our founders are women who come from film and media industry with more than a decade of outstanding experience. Since the first day Fabrique founded in 2017, we have been dedicated to using high quality content to connect our nearly one million users. They are mainly female from large cities in China, aged between 22 to 35. They love fashion, and are proud to express themselves through fashion. They are the pillar of China’s consumption power and the very people in pursuit of progress in their career, and longing for a better lifestyle. In the meantime, our community also attracts some of the most popular KOLs and fashion media in China, with tens of millions of followers covered.

    Therefore, we are now looking for outstanding designers worldwide for our users who are equally interested in their work. We have utmost respect for designers and their design. We have been producing, and our users are heatedly discussing, content related to independent designer brands. We want our users can not only appreciate your work, but also buy them with just a few clicks on our platform, especially exclusive pieces for the Chinese market.

    This year, we plan to work with a hundred designers worldwide. Moreover, we will keep doing so in the coming years, to bring exquisite design works to China, and bring Chinese users closer to talented designers and their stories.

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