Excited to announce I’ve been selected as the winner of the Clefworks Composition Competition. The Del Sol String Quartet will perform my string quartet Arctic in Montgomery, AL and the kind folks at Clefworks are bringing me down for the weekend. I’m really looking forward to working with Del Sol and I’m also pretty psyched about escaping this for a bit.
TIGUE went into the recording studio to lay down ‘An Index of Possibility’. We had a great time with Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio. It’s sounding amazing. I love working in the studio. So fun to break down a piece and hear it anew in a studio setting. Stay tuned for details about a future release!
In the meantime checkout video from my Yale DMA recital with TIGUE playing the crap out of the piece. They play with incredible energy and focus. It’s pretty fun to watch:
So excited to finally announce the return of the Vivaldi Project! On November 13, at 700PM the Sebastians will present the entire Night Scenes at the Ospedale alongside four concerti from Vivaldi’s L’estro armonico. The program will be at the beautiful Italian Academy at 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City. More details here.
In the mean time read all about the Vivaldi Project here, and check out this lovely review of a recent Sebastian concert here.
Super psyched to be a part of the upcoming Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop with David Lang and Claire Chase. I’ll be writing a new string quartet for MIVOS. Premiere on November 20 at Zankel. Can’t wait!
I recently got back from Chicago where I collaborated with Ensemble Dal Niente, Quince, and High Concept Laboratories to workshop my opera/oratorio/cantata/whatever in progress, My Heart Iz Open. Working with lighting, projections, and staging on top of all the music stuff was really really fun. It kind of brought me back to my high school theater days and reminded me just how awesome it can be to put together a show. My Heart Iz Open is far from done, but check out the piece page for video and audio from the Chicago performance.
A blogger had some nice words to say about the production too.
Excited to be a composition fellow at Tanglewood this summer. A bunch of my tunes will be played throughout by other fellows and I’ll get to soak in all the blissful music making they say is in the air. Looking forward to it. Hit me up if you’re in the Berkshires!