Millions of Americans are documenting this past year of pandemic life in journals, diaries and songs. In Cambridge, some residents gave voice to their experiences in a unique way — capturing this period in their lives in a play produced by the Multicultural Arts Center, “Cambridge: Our Town Our Stories.” Created in the style of Thornton Wilder’s 1938 classic drama, “Our Town,” which explores the fictional experiences of everyday small-town living, Cambridge's version is based on the experiences of residents during a year of global pandemic. No fiction here — theirs are authentic reflections of a scary and uncertain time. Listen to host Callie Crossley interview three such residents about their roles in the play, and their experience over the past year.
Neuma Records announces the immediate CD release of Ken Field's "Transmitter", with digital release to follow 4/2/2021. A collaboration with producer Erdem Helvacioglu, the source material was created during 2020's period of social isolation at Revolution Sound Studio as a solo improvisational project using Field's live looping electronics. With the help of NYC & Istanbul-based Helvacioglu, it has become a constantly transforming & enveloping sound environment.
Ken Field was interviewed on "Behind the Mic" on WOMR/WFMR radio, Provincetown/Orleans, MA, USA. The one-hour interview, with host Nancy Edwards, originally aired on 1 December 2020, and continues to be available as a Podcast. Field discusses his solo music, his work for dance and film, and his recordings with the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, a group he leads.
Ravello Records announces the release of Iridescence, a high-quality recording of a live improvisational concert featuring Ken Field, sopranino saxophone/flute/percussion, Eric Glick Rieman/prepared piano, & Karen Stackpole/gongs & percussion. The concert took place in Berkley, California in February 2019, and captured the evocative energy of this spontaneous first meeting between three creative musicians. Read a review of the album here. And read a short interview with Field about the release here.
Ken Field has been named President of the Boards of Directors of JazzBoston, a jazz advocacy organization, and Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, an educational non-profit providing free volunteer-based tutoring services to Cambridge youth.