Jacob Greenberg

January 22, 2015

words, music

February will be busy in Chicago and elsewhere. ICE plays Elliott Carter’s very last piece, an astonishing piano trio called Epigrams, at a residency at Northwestern where we’re also collaborating with their contemporary ensemble. Also during the residency, I play the Lachenmann Serynade again for the first time after working with the composer, in Italy, last November.

Plus, lots of other performance projects in February, not to mention teaching at the French Lycée in Chicago. Through it all I’m trying to focus on words–writing some monologues with music accompaniment, re-reading some favorite short stories, seeing some theater, and improving my German.

July 14, 2014

Summer sojourn

My schedule for 14-15 is up–more travel than ever, and some places where I’ve wanted to go my whole life.  Dublin and Milan on my own, and back to Brazil and Mexico with ICE.

It was great to be out of the country for July 4, in Toronto specifically–a heavenly week spent with friends and immersed in Debussy Etudes.  I’ll be playing some of them for my next Close Range show, at Spectrum in November.