Feb 5, 2014: Storytelling on BYU Radio. A story recorded by Bill with musicians Tony Gerber and Seth Ritter in Nashville is featured on the BYU radio show The Apple Seed hosted by Sam Payne. The story "The First Flute" is based on a Guatemalan folk tale and features Tony Gerber on flute. Follow the link and listen!
Feb. 1, 2014: Kidzone at Avery Fisher Hall. Another adventure of the very young composers with founder Jon Deak and Bill Gordh hosting. The Very Young Composers in Instrument Village: The Instruments' Guide to Young People presents new compositions by NYC composers Clare Cunningham, Mondriana Villegas, Sebastian Gonzalez and Benjamin Banker and young composers from London Sasha Baraitser-Smith & Marla Mbemba; and from Venezuela Luis Pichard. They were inspired by the theme explored by Benjamin Britten in his Young People's Guide to the Orchestra which was performed at the Young Peoples' Concert following the Kidzone.
Dec. 7, 2013: Instrument Village at Kidzone, Avery Fisher Hall. The Very Young Composers in Instrument Village: Into the 21st Century with a Mozart Motif. Join Very Young Composers' founder Jon Deak and master storyteller Bill Gordh to hear new music composed by Dani Gardner, Harry Shmerler, Cassandra Stevens, Cathy Wasiyo and Ben West with Teaching Artist, Composer, Mentor Doc Wallace. The pieces will be played by Doc Wallace on viola and violin, the NY Philharmonic's Tom Smith on trumpet, NY Phil's Wei Yu on cello, Sean Rittenauer on percussion and special guest Dana Scofideo on electric guitar. The Kidzone performances precede the Young Peoples Concert that begins at 2:00 PM.
Dec 14: Towers of Wonder: Justice launches at the St Regis, NYC. Volume 3 of the 7 volume set The Seven Towers of Wonder: Justice exploring the virtue with folktales from around the world will have its launch at the St Regis, NYC on Saturday Dec 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM. The complete series authored by Bill Gordh and illustrated by John Hutton is published by Thornwillow Press in limited letterset editions. Volumes 1 - 3 will also be available digitally and in recordings made by the author with sound producer Cliff Hahn. There will be a performance by the author accompanied by musicians Karen Diaz and Christopher Minarich. John Hutton, the illustrator will be creating drawings for the young guests. The event will take place in the library on the 2nd floor of the St. Regis at 2 East 55th Street and is free.
Nov 15: Recording has begun for Audible Project. Bill has begun recording a large selection of stories based on folktales from around the world that he has developed over the past decade. Recording with his banjo, the series will capture and share the live feel of being in the room with a master storyteller telling tales. Stories will run the gamut of length and subject matter and will all be family friendly. He is developing this project specifically for and with Audible, the premier audio book company. Recording is taking place in New York City at Outloud Audio.
March 8: Storytelling at Scandinavia House. Bill will present a program entitled "The Tale of the Tail of a Magical Cow and other Icelandic and Scandinavian Tales" at Scandinavia House on Saturday March 8 at 11:00 AM. Bill has been giving a concert yearly at Scandinavia House since 2007. It is part of the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers Program developed by Diana Wolkstein and held in the summer at the HC Andersen Statue in Central Park and continues through the year at Scandinavia House. The performance is FREE and takes place at Scandinavia House which is at 58 Park Ave (between 37th and 38th Streets), NYC. The program begins at 11:00 AM and ends at noon.