Welcome to my brand-new site: darcyjamesargue.com — please have a look around and let me know what you think!
If you’ll permit me to point out a few highlights:
- The Projects page focuses on the broad range of work I’m involved in, from leading Secret Society, to arranging and conducting Cécile McLorin Salvant’s Ogresse, to our multimedia productions, my guest artist appearances, and my studio work as a session producer.
- We’re showcasing videos and other media, including new photos inspired by this famous image of Buckminster Fuller in front of his Expo 67 dome, which is now the Montreal Biosphere). As many of you know, I’m longtime fan of Bucky — so much so that I approached Cole Gerst, author and illustrator of Buckminster Fuller: Poet of Geometry, to design the new DJA and Secret Society logos you see here.
- The site feature I’m most excited about is the completely overhauled Scores & Parts store. Want to browse by album, or find just the charts with a featured trumpet solo, or view only the charts that don’t require woodwind doubles? Now you can. We’ve also added a bunch of never-before available music, including the most-requested Real Enemies chart, “Dark Alliance,” and performance editions of each individual movement of Brooklyn Babylon. More scores coming soon!
- In addition to scores & parts for performance, Study Scores are available on a “name your price” basis. If you’re able to pay the (very reasonable) suggested price, it helps us devote the time and resources we need to prepare additional scores for publication. But if you want to dive into the study scores and are on a limited budget, you can set a price you can afford.
I’m really thrilled with the new site and hope you will be as pleased with it as I am. It was designed and built by Janelle Reichman at Ellanyze, who, in addition to being an incredible designer, a meticulous professional, and a joy to work with, is also a formidable saxophonist and clarinetist. (In fact, she’s a Secret Society emeritus!)
Oh, and one more thing…
We’re recording a new album — a double CD called Dynamic Maximum Tension. I’ll tell you all about it in this video:
Learn more and help support the recording here.