Oh, Canada?

That sounds a little sarcastic, but I actually love Canada. I visited Vancouver as a kid and Montreal more recently, and loved both places. And I have a few good friends there. And a concert! Tomorrow night! The ensemble Portmantô is hosting a reading and discussion of my work AutoSonata as part of their Music…

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!!!!, !!!!! selected for Orchestra 60×60

I just got the news that my 59 second epic for orchestra, !!!!, !!!!!, has been selected to be a part of Vox Novus’s Orchestra 60×60 project. They will be editing 60 works by 60 composers, all 60 seconds or less, into one massive score to be played without any pauses. It is going to…

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Reading material for Temp'Ora

Temp’Ora, an international network for composers and performers, listed my essay I care if you listen on their site as reading material for their upcoming conference. Cool! I’m not sure if that qualifies me as published by academic standards, but it’s going on the CV anyway.

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The Only Reason I Am Happy That The Chargers Didn't Make The Superbowl

The recording session on my string quartet last Monday was awesome! And tomorrow night I am going over to Nick Tipp’s house to give him my final edits, so that he can cut together all of the takes into the ultimate performance. So for the past two weeks I’ve been listening to about 20 versions…

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ACF Grant!

I just received a letter that I’ve received a grant to help with the CD from the American Composers Forum San Francisco chapter. Thank you ACF!!!!

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Recording update/new piece/premiere

A lot has happened lately, to say the least. First of all, we hit the fundraising goal, and the string quartet recording project is go! Rehearsals this week, and the studio date is this coming Monday, and I am extremely excited. Thank you for all of your support! In a well-timed twist of fate, my…

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Top 5 burgers thus far in my life

1. Ma Nolan’s Cheeseburger in Nice, France, with goat cheese instead of cheddar. The South of France is the goat cheese capital of the world, and when you ask for it on the burger they put on an ENTIRE WHEEL like you might buy at a fromagerie to last for a week (or a day,…

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Kickstart!

It is extremely important for young composers such as myself to reach out to new audiences and have our music heard, to keep our traditions alive while innovating, and to attract new audiences to classical music. So I have decided to release my String Quartet as a single. It’s concise for listeners, practical to record,…

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Spacing

I’ve taken a short break to consider a lot of things in my work on Moon Songs, and during this time managed to write a guitar prelude. It’s totally unmeasured, which is a first for me. There’s a way that I play it, but I’m literally curious to see what other rhythms other guitarists will…

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Does this make me a professional?

I’ve received a bit of sweet news in the last couple of weeks, and wanted to share it. First, I heard that ensembleGreen would be giving the US premiere of Gare D’Arras on March 5th in Los Angeles. This is my first concert in LA, and my first performance put on by professional musicians out…

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