- Performance Type: Concert
- Band: Fat Tofu
- Instrument: Alto Sax, Synth
Check out the nice writeup by Sue Lee! Complete with a live video performance of one of our rehearsals.
Check out this cool event I have the pleasure of being a part of! A bunch of us formed a backing band to play behind some of the most amazing local rappers. Doors open at 9pm, and the music begins at 10am!
Come check us out! We start tomorrow night, Friday April 8, 2016, from 9pm to Midnight! I’ll be playing sax and doing sound.
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The Calypso Group hired a bunch of us musicians to learn two sets worth of David Bowie music, and we did it! It was a great experience to be part in a band with some of my favorite musicians:
We also had a couple guest singers come on stage for a few sings: John Leon Guerrero and Edgar Flores.
Many of us weren’t really Bowie fans getting into this. I think Mike was the only one who listened to Bowie extensively. The rest of us are definitely big fans now after putting on the show. Some videos will be coming up soon with footage from the event. Stay tuned!
Probably one of the most rewarding concerts I’ve had the honor of playing for! I got called in last minute to fill in for 2nd oboe (thanks to my student Jia Jia for letting me borrow her nice oboe). We’re going to be playing Liszt’s Preludes, Dvorak’s New World Symphony, and Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto (performed by Guam’s own Dave Duenas).
I think my favorite part about this concert though is playing alongside Kendra Johnson. She got her master’s degree in Oboe performance, and I’ve never played with anyone with such a beautiful tone. She’s also super friendly and full of great information and loves to share advice, so it’s been just a great experience overall. Check out her website at http://www.kendrajohnsonmusic.com!
Performance dates are February 27 at 7:30pm and February 28 at 3:00pm at Lotte Hotel Guam.
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For our next trick, we present Mario Sleight Ride! Tim’s sister, Regina, did the video editing on this one. Not bad for her first one! This is a cover of the version created by the OneUps.
Merry Christmas Everyone :)
My latest masterpiece! It’s been something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, and I finally got around to doing it. It took me over 150 hours of recording, audio editing, and video editing, but (hopefully) it was worth it!
I, alongside PBS, spent my Sunday recording the Guam Territorial Band and Guam Honor Band at the Cars Plus showroom in Maite. I used about 10 mics this time instead of the usual 2-4 that I use.
I mic’ed the front with two condensers as well as two floor mics. I then mic’ed the entire percussion section for added clarity. I brought my 24 channel mixer though, so if the space permitted, I would have used more mics…especially since the trumpets weren’t really coming into the mix.
It was a new and fun learning experience for me regardless :) The recording was for a telethon to be aired on PBS Guam (Channel 12) Thursday night, April 30, from 7pm to midnight. Enjoy!
Catch the Guam Symphony Society at Southern High School Auditorium (GATE Theater) this weekend!
I’m playing 1st trombone on a couple of the pieces, and honestly, it’s giving me a real run for my money, because well, I can’t read tenor clef all that well (getting better though), and also because the notes are insanely high! I’m usually hovering between High F and double High Bb, sometimes going lower, and rarely even going higher. Coming from a sax player, it’s quite challenging, but I’m always down for a challenge >:)
See you there!
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at the AOLG Fine Arts center auditorium. $15 per ticket. It’s pretty aiiight if I do say so myself (and I’m not just saying it because I’m playing in a part of it ;)