03/7/13

Nurse Jackie Finale on Showtime

I love the show Nurse Jackie, so I was thrilled that Scorchio did a session for the last song of the season finale, “One For My Baby”.
Don’t worry, there’s no spoiler alert- I want to enjoy hearing it as the last moment of the season without prior knowledge of what’s going to happen…Matt Ray is playing piano. Pat Irwin was the  composer and producer of the session. Patrick Derivaz the recording engineer par excellence. Michael Hill was the music supervisor. I don’t know who is singing, but they’re great!

02/23/13

Tibet House US Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall

Patti Smith, Jim James Top Tibet Benefit in New York
Rolling Stone

Feb 22, 2013 · … and the Scorchio String Quartet amplified every performance by balancing elaborate orchestral swirls with unsettling moments of staccato thunder.”

Scorchio played with Philip Glass, Patti Smith, Jesse Smith, Jim James, Tuneyards, Ariel Pink, Rahzel, Tenzin Choegyal, and all the monks in the grand finale!

And fun review of the night by Pitchfork calling Scorchio  “endearingly game”.

 http://m.pitchfork.com/news/49664-report-tibet-house-benefit-at-carnegie-hall-featuring-ariel-pink-tune-yards-jim-james-more/

01/25/13

Scorchio Quintet with Michael Riesman

Friday, February 22, 2013     8pm

Music by Philip Glass, Trey Anastasio, Lou Reed and Scorchio members Leah Coloff and Martha Mooke.

I’ll be debuting a new song from my upcoming (Gr)album THIS TREE arranged for string quintet
The Cutting Room

44 E 32nd St, New York, New York 10016

Scorchio quintet with Trey Anastasio

Buy tickects!!

https://www.ticketfly.com/event/213571-michael-riesman-scorchio-new-york/

11/26/12

i luminate ~ARTISTS OF LIGHT

I am feeling privileged to be a very small part of this show.

I played cello on several compositions by Christopher Tignor (Slow Six) really beautiful pieces~
recorded specifically for i luminate ARTIST OF LIGHT

at  The Duke Theater on 42nd streeet  11.23.12 to 01.05.13 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s some kind of crazy wireless lighting program that is attached to the performers outfits and linked to the music.  A light show through dance… kind of like the those laser light shows only it’s actual people dancing with cool choreography.
They were on American’s got Talent. I don’t think they won,which is probably for the best as those things go.
I’m definitely going to go see them- and not just so I can hear myself.

This is their blurb:

INTRODUCINGiLUMINATE™, THE LEADERS IN LIGHT SUIT DESIGN + CONTROL!
iLuminate enables performers, choreographers, technicians and artistic directors to produce explosive performances with customized wireless lighting programs. The results take viewers on exhilarating ride: extraordinary effects choreographed with phenomenal dance moves. Since launching in 2009, iLuminate’s patent-pending technology has been used in numerous performances by Grammy-winning superstars such as Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera and The Black Eyed Peas.

11/6/11

Delusion Story:

Delusion Story is music written by Ted Hearne

Performed by Ted Hearne, vocals
Leah Coloff, vocals and cello
Timo Andres, piano
Nathan Koci, accordion
Taylor Levine, electric guitar
Ron Wiltrout, drums

02/3/11

The Secret City: The theme was Wonder

Sunday, January 30th

“Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy.” Michel de Montaigne

I performed my rendition of ‘Til There Was You ~ You can watch it here
It was a wonderful service also featuring:
Sxip Shirey making strange and fabulous sounds out of instruments and objects
Anne Peabody, a sculptor making large-scale installations with found objects

The Secret City …takes place the last Sunday of every month
@ Dixon Place; 161A Chrystie Street
between Rivington and Delancey.

11/25/10

Trey Anastasio And The Scorchio Quintet

November 18th

Trey Anastasio will perform a special solo acoustic show
at Princeton University’s historic Richardson Auditorium.
The Scorchio Quintet, which supported Anastasio at the Tibet House benefit shows,
will back him on select songs from his continuously growing repertoire.
Playing with Trey was really a pleasure!
Here are a few clips from the night:  Flock Of Words (I am singing back-up) and Stash