Had breakfast this morning with Cornelius (Neil) Dufallo at TOAST, on Broadway, a couple of blocks south of 125th St. Neil’s a member of ETHEL, one of a handful of great string quartets that specialize in modern music. Besides being a kick ass fiddler, Neil’s also a very good composer. Check out his website, http://www.corneliusdufallo.com/, when you get a chance. He’s posted lots of intriguing music, including selections from his solo album, “Dream Streets.”
Ethel’s been spending time at Bicoastal Studios lately, recording their next album. Look for this Innova Recordings disc- devoted to New York composers- in the fall of this year.
Neil heard a midi version of my string quartet, “The Amazing X-Ray Machine,” liked it, and suggested that we meet. He’s going to play the piece for the rest of the members of the group and, if all goes well, the group will perform it at some point. If I’m really lucky, they’ll record it!
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