the andPlay creation story....

While Maya and I (Hannah) survived blizzard Jonas in our separate boroughs, we thought about our upcoming concert on Feb. 11th at the Center for Fiction (more about that concert next week, but in the meantime you can read our interview with Sugar Vendil here).  This year, we had a goal of having more andPlay + concerts, meaning concerts where we branched out beyond the duo to perform with our extremely talented and fun friends.  So far we jammed with Concert Black at the New Music Gathering (video here) and will eventually have a concert with flutist Martha Cargo on February 17th (our first one was thwarted by the blizzard!).  

Funny short snowman I found in Inwood Hill Park the day after the blizzard. 

Funny short snowman I found in Inwood Hill Park the day after the blizzard. 

On February 11th we will be performing Franco Donatoni's "About" for violin, viola, and guitar with our good friend Jordan Dodson .  Jordan is not only an incredibly talented guitarist and a goofy guy to hang out with, but was also present at the birth of andPlay!  You can read a little more about our beginnings in our interview with Sugar, but we shared a Fire Island residency with Jordan in 2012.  It was at that residency that we decided to officially become andPlay -- though we did not have the name picked out yet.  If I remember correctly we might have played a trio or two with Jordan on that concert as well (and were both promptly seduced by his tangos, along with the rest of Fire Island).  

This is all to say that we are so thrilled to be working with Jordan again and to be tackling this Donatoni trio!  

This is the selfie we sent to Jordan once he had listened to the Donatoni and said he liked it!  

This is the selfie we sent to Jordan once he had listened to the Donatoni and said he liked it!  

andLiked this week: Marrakesh Carrot salad from the Joy the Baker.  I offered a bite to Maya and she almost ran away with the tupperware.