I´m gruntled to announce that I will be playing at the Bohemian Festival in Merced this year! Check out the event on Facebook here, and get your tickets ($25 for the weekend) on Eventbrite. More updates soon!
“A Belly-Fusion Merced & Cen-Cal Events Production”
Gaia, El Dia De Los Muertos, Dark of the Moon
A celebration with Dance
Join your fellow Travelers for a weekend of Family Camping, Music, Dance, Workshops, Art, Shopping and ASTRAL Pursuits.
Wizard William Octavius Wholtman: Prestidigitator,
Davey Crockets Revenge: Live ON STAGE “Americana”,
And Belly dancers, Steam punks, Gypsies, and Pirates
from around California. Plus More T.B.A
I will be playing a free show at Coffee Bandits (website and Facebook page) on Wednesday, 9/11. Come for the coffee, stay for ukulele stylings from 8-10 pm! You can find the event on Facebook here.
This is the inaugural show of Nyx at Night, an every-second-Wednesday-of-the-month event featuring one of Nyx Records’ fabulous artists at Coffee Bandits.
See you there!
This is exciting: a piano sonata I wrote a few years ago, based on “Closer”, by Nine Inch Nails (warning: linked original song is not safe for work), is featured on AltoRiot.com!
Check it out here:
This feature of “Classical Cover” is quite a diamond in the rough as we take a listen to Nine Inch Nails’ iconic “banned-from-MTV” hit, “Closer.” Arranged and performed by Alison Rush, the Sonata in D minor is not necessarily a remix of NIN’s seminal masterpiece, but more so a complete rework of the rawness of human nature while maintaining Reznor’s original dark undertones.
The sonata sounds almost unlike anything from the original source and is completely unique onto itself. If there is any testament to the inspiration that Trent Reznor’s has stirred up with his fans, this would be it!
Nine Inch Nails’ new album Hesitation Marks comes out this September on Columbia Records and look to alisonrush.com for additional creative covers performed on the ukulele.
Here’s the sonata on YouTube.
If you’re a fan of genre-bending covers, check out my mandolin-and-uke cover of Special Needs, by Placebo!
AltoRiot, a classical music website devoted to the cooler, edgier side of classical music, is a lot of fun to cruise around, and I’m delighted that they featured my work; be sure to visit them at www.altoriot.com!
Over and out.
I’ve just posted a small store here and a contact page here. Check ‘em out!
8/16/13 EDIT: I’ve updated these links (I had fiddled with site settings and inadvertently broken them). You can also access those pages through the “Contact” and “Gear” tabs at the top of the page. Thanks for your patience!
…that escalated quickly!
If you’re here because you found my video “Uncertainty” on YouTube, perhaps through Phil Plait, the marvelous Bad Astronomer, welcome! I apologize that it’s taken me a few days to catch up to the internet: the hivemind never sleeps and I am only human. I tried to keep up with the tweets and comments on the Slate post for a while – posting as disalitervisum - but figured I could kill several birds by posting here.
If you’ve no idea what manner of uncertainty I’m talking about, here’s the video:
I’m excited that so many people saw this, and delighted that so many liked it! I was thinking about how I could possibly follow up on this, and I couldn’t decide whether I should post a blog entry here, or just upload a video of me singing something… then I woke up sick and scratched the singing idea. But soon! In the meantime, I’m glad you liked the song, and I hope you enjoy my more recent work as well!
Hello and welcome to my sparkly new website! In the next few days, I’ll be posting more content; for now, please explore and let me know what you think! Any feedback you’d like to contribute, or any suggestions for things you’d like to see, would be very welcome.
Today’s look blends training-conure-not-to-chew-on-my-ears chic with Vulcan attitude. Hi, everyone!