Jürg Frey: Buch der Räume und Zeiten

Jürg Frey’s Buch der Räume und Zeiten (Book of Spaces and Times) is written for two players who choose from 23 different parts for a performance. This yields 253 possible combinations for the piece. I am excited to hear my bass flute part paired with all the other different parts, one at a time! Irritable Hedgehog will be posting all 253 combinations of the next year or so. Visit BDRUZ.com to hear the available combinations and read more about the project. Thanks to Andy Lee for inviting me to join this project and to Lanier Sammons at CSU Monterey Bay, who engineered my part of this recording project. 

My two favorite combinations with bass flute, at the moment, are with Tape 2 and Percussion 2:

No Era by Areon Flutes


No Era by Areon Flutes is released today via innova Recordings! This is the 4th release from Areon and my first as a member of Areon Flutes. It features three works written for the group by San Francisco Bay Area composers Sahba Aminikia, Ryan Brown, and Danny Clay.  I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I do!

Listen to No Era on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and on the innova website


Media round-up

Also known as shameless self-promotion: Here are some of my latest CD reviews and interviews.

DePaul Magazine , the DePaul University alumni publication, has a little profile on me in the Spring 2016 issue.

DePaul Magazine, the DePaul University alumni publication, has a little profile on me in the Spring 2016 issue.

Bassist and radio host Gahlord Dewald was kind enough to invite me on his show Bleep Boop Beep on WRUV 90.1 (Burlington, VT) to talk about performing with electronics. Read more and listen to it here.

I had a really fun time as a guest on the two-hour long geekbeatradio show on March 7th. We talked about A/B Duo, chiptunes, and other geeky stuff. You can download the podcast here or listen to it from their website.

Pianist Jai Jeffries came to my November recital in Brooklyn and write a very nice review of my show and Pheromone.

“Rarely do I enjoy a concert with a pleasure so rich and so complete as the pleasure I experienced at the Pheromone preview. Put a flute in the hands of Meerenai Shim and she is a sorceress.”

Flutist Tammy Evans Yonce reviewed Pheromone in the December 2015 issue of The Flute View.

“Her first two albums are fantastic but Shim has outdone herself with this latest release. Pheromone takes her playing to a completely new level.”

Daniel Barbiero of Avant Music News reviewed Pheromone.

"a fine collection of new electroacoustic works, all but one of which were commissioned for this recording. The six compositions encompass their composers’ individual approaches to integrating the flute with electronics of various types, and reflect Shim’s own genre-challenging, eclectic engagement with new music.”

Flutist Amanda Cook reviewed Pheromone in I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

“…Pheromone stands in a class of its own. This album’s dedication to all electro-acoustic compositions definitively breaks from traditional repertoire and instrumentation, unapologetically plays to Shim’s strengths, and highlights her incredible versatility as a contemporary artist.”

Pheromone comes out on Friday the 13th!

My 3rd solo CD, Pheromone, will be released on November 13th.

If you're in the NYC area: I'm playing all the pieces on the album at Scholes Street Studio in Brooklyn on Sunday, November 1st. Link to Facebook event page.

If you're in Wichita, KS: I'm playing 4 of the 6 pieces from the album at the KNOB Festival on Saturday, November 7th. Link to event.

If you're in the San Francisco area: To celebrate, I'll be bringing some baked vegan goodies to the New Music Open Mic at the Center for New Music on SUNDAY, November 15th. I will also be performing one piece from the album at the Open Mic. Link to event.

Everywhere else: You can buy my album! CDs and digital downloads will soon be available everywhere on November 13th. In the meantime, you can pre-order the CD or digital downloads from Bandcamp. iTunes and Amazon both have downloads available for pre-sale too.

Introducing Aerocade Music

The big project I've been working on this summer is the launch of Aerocade Music, my new little independent record label. In addition to my own releases, Aerocade will produce a series of releases by A/B Duo in 2016. I am especially honored to release Post-Haste Reed Duo's debut CD on the Aerocade Music label in January 2016. 

I originally intended to just release my own projects on this label but an opportunity to work with Post-Haste Reed Duo sprang up so now I'm releasing other artists' music too! Aerocade Music and I are legit now! Most of the hard work these last new months were related to starting an actual company. 

Our first release will be my 3rd solo album, Pheromone, coming out on November 13, 2015. You can listen to one of the tracks now on the video I made for track 3 on the album: Pencilled Wings by Emma O'Halloran featuring Jacob Abela on piano.

Video shot on my iPhone 6.