Brahms Intermezzo No 2 Op 117 arranged for Bass

I love playing this intermezzo on piano, and noodling around I realized that at least the main themes translated to bass well, so I set out to transcribe/arrange it in early 2021. It’s written for doublebass but works on bass guitar equally well. It is written for pizzicato (especially the double-stops) but I’d be interested […]

Stuart Popejoy/Chris Cochrane play Infrequent Seams STREAMFEST Dec 2020

Infrequent Seams is pleased to present the December 2020 edition of our semi-annual online Streamfest. Featuring work by musicians, composers, poets, visual artists, and playwrights from around the world, this inaugural Streamfest will be presented in Twitch, Facebook Live, and Youtube Live four four days, from December 17-20. Archive: Stuart and Chris play night IV here: […]

“Exquisitely accomplished music”: great new Pleonid review—pleonid.html “The music is a delight, the continuity of the work lending an aether of enquiry, of investigation through shifting structures, liquid dissension and aggressive, conflicting textures … Overall I was reminded of Ornette Coleman as both composer and player … There is a very open feel about the album and each musician’s distinctive, transparent […]

PSS, Bassoon, Pleonid show writeup in The Observer

Brad Cohan has been providing super-intrepid and thoughtful reportage of the new/creative music scene here in NYC, and wrote the following about this week’s shows! Last month, the Observer highlighted The 15 Best Metal Bands in NYC with sludge-metal crushers Bassoon leading the way. Not only will you get your chance to see Bassoon inflict […]

“Pleonid” CD Released on Leo Records!

This live recording of the 2012 performance of my piece “Pleonid” is out on Leo Records! The band of Avram Fefer on alto sax, Sarah Bernstein on violin, Steve Swell on trombone, Stuart Popejoy on electric bass, and Kenny Wollesen on vibraphone and drums, did an amazing performance of my 60 minute piece which can […]

New release SEE on Nefarious Records

Timo Ellis concocted this uncanny genre-smusher by recording him, Brandon Seabrook and John Ehlers jamming, slicing and dicing it beyond recognition and then bringing me in on synth overdub. The result is aggressively disorienting!