I’m excited to announce that the Will Mason Sextet will have its debut at Douglass Street Music Collective on Thursday, December 13th at 8 pm. More details are on the “Shows” page.
I’m being joined by some amazing musicians for this gig: Stuart Breczinski (oboe), Danny Fisher-Lochhead (alto sax), Andrew Smiley (guitar), Travis Reuter (guitar), and Dan Stein (bass).
Really excited to hear how this turns out. I wrote the music for this group this past summer, while I was living in a cabin in northern Maine without electricity or running water. It was the first time I’ve composed a significant amount of music away from either a computer program or a piano, and I think that a lot of half-formed ideas I’d had in my head about how to combine notated and indeterminate material solidified as a result of the freedom that pencil and paper affords.
If you like math metal, microtones, free improvisation, and electric guitars, there’ll be something here for you. If you’re part of the 95% of the population that doesn’t like those things, you should come anyway because the Douglass Street Music Collective is a happening space full of great people.