Looking Back, Looking Forward (guitar) - Performance as part of 'Dreams On Queue' solo concert at Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI, USA on November 7, 2016.  In remembrance of a time in my life when some dreams had been realized, some never even dreamed, and many were still ‘on queue’, awaiting a catalyst to bring them into actualization.

 

Love Unending (sitar) - Performance as part of 'Dreams On Queue' solo concert at Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI, USA on November 7, 2016.  A premiere - a new piece entirely, still in its early stages of evolution, begun after a complete jawari and restringing of both of my sitars, breathing new light and love into the instruments and the music coming forth. (Raag/Mode – 1,2,3,4,5,-6,-7 in D)

 

Journal Entries (guitar) - Performance as part of 'Grammars In Progress' solo concert at Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI, USA on November 11, 2015. Long time followers will hear numerous references to earlier compositions and soundscapes, here concatenated and interleaved, woven into a grammar unique to this moment. The guitar is at times played using an 1887 silver dollar, found in 1980 on the streets of Brooklyn, NY.

Light of Life - A Summer Solstice Concert • In celebration of the profound grandeur and subtlety of the year's longest day and shortest night. • James Aikman (keyboard) Ken Kozora (percussion, flutes) Robert Spalding Newcomb (guitar, sitar)

Light of Life Winter Solstice Concert - December 21, 2013 - Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Robert Spalding Newcomb (sitar), James Aikman (keyboard), Ken Kozora (percussion)

Light of Life - A Summer Solstice Concert • In celebration of the profound grandeur and subtlety of the year's longest day and shortest night. • James Aikman (keyboard) Ken Kozora (percussion, flutes) Robert Spalding Newcomb (guitar, sitar)

'Matrices', a solo guitar structured improvisation with Peopledancing at Vitosha Guest Haus, Ann Arbor, MI, November 17, 2012.

Light of Life - A Summer Solstice Concert • In celebration of the profound grandeur and subtlety of the year's longest day and shortest night. • James Aikman (keyboard) Ken Kozora (percussion, flutes) Robert Spalding Newcomb (guitar, sitar)

This performance combines percussive dance and live music. Choreography and performance by: Christina Sears-Etter. Music is composed and performed by Robert Spalding Newcomb (sitar) and Grace Chung (tabla and voice.) Enjoy!

Many Roads, One Path, No Net (laptop) - Performance as part of 'Grammars In Progress' solo concert at Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI, USA on November 11, 2015. Audio excerpts from my music, spoken word and sampling compositions and performances dating from 1973-2015 are manipulated live, using several algorithmic variables which assist in determining choices in building macro and micro compositional structures. This software architecture provides a kaleidoscopic insight into 40+ years of exploration of found grammars and my attempts at assimilating, integrating and extending them - hopefully creating new grammars along the way. You will observe me actively working within this piece, and also wandering through code, data arrays, and such, adding to the grammar immersion for you. Some macro parameters to consider: simultaneous audio tracks (1-8), audio sample sets (5), total audio samples (97), weighted likelihood presets(28). *Many thanks to Greg Laman for his patience and expertise in working with me to build the initial version of the Max/MSP patch and contributing many of the ‘nature’ samples in the first section - in 2002!