In April 2015 and '16, I was a featured artist with the O, Miami Poetry Festival, an amazing month-long showcase of poetry events in vibrant and beautiful South Florida. I put on two concerts for O, Miami, that explore themes of home, exile, and love. Both performance include new works of poetry, visual art, and music. This video briefly illustrates the narrative and highlights of the shows.
Our band is gearing up for our debut album! It's two parts: Acoustic Trio and Studio versions w/ special guests and collaborators! We are thrilled to present 5 of our original songs, and here is a quick peak at one of the acoustic versions of our songs, Eyes Like the Sea. STUDIO ALBUM RELEASE DATE: Nov 20, 2017!
In 2015-16, our band, The alt Default won the Knight Arts Challenge South Florida for our songwriting workshop series at a public school on Miami Beach. Our project, entitled Collaborative Songwriting Residency, introduced middle schoolers to different aspects of songwriting, integrating live performance into every workshop. We worked side-by-side with our students while they wrote and worked on their own original songs, ending the semester with three shows on Miami Beach, including a final concert on the rooftop of the New World Center! We kept a blog throughout the residency, capturing some amazing moments with our students.
To learn more, check it out: http://thealtdefault.squarespace.com/blog/