Moon Structures

Sometimes a piece completely comes together in one go. Not that it’s all written in one sitting (that does happen sometimes), but sometimes I’ll be walking somewhere and say “this happens, then this happens, then this happens for this long, then this instrument comes in, then the second thing I thought of repeats,” and I’ll…

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Moon Songs

Work is well under way on my commission from WomenSing. It’s going to be a five movement suite, with each movement using text by a different child poet. The first movement is done, pending a workshop, and I’m very happy with the way the piece is going. Libby Larsen is acting as my mentor, since…

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Social media day is a holiday?

I joined twitter. We had an office-wide “let’s all join twitter” day, and for what it’s worth I’m enjoying it. Right off the bat I discovered that Phil Selway has a new single out, so I’ll listen to that when I get home tonight. Follow me at twitter.com/nickwritesmusic.

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New guitar

Last weekend I finally bought the ’72 Telecaster Deluxe reissue I’ve been dreaming about. Man the twang on this thing is so sweet. That’s all for now.

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WomenSing and River of Words Commission

I received a call today from Libby Larsen to let me know that I’ve won a commission to write a piece for treble chorus for WomenSing. I’ll be setting text written by young poets involved with the River of Words project, and the concerts will be on June 5 and 8, 2011 in San Francisco.…

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Berlin Berlin Berlin

You might have noticed that I haven’t updated the website much lately. Aside from work, that’s because I’ve been spending my time writing and playing instead of updating my website. I’ll get the concerts up to date really soon. Until then, here’s the flyer for a concert I’m having two pieces premiered at on June…

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Employed!

Just a quick update, I’ve finally found a job! I began this week as an administrative associate with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. They’re an awesome group, and my coworkers are lovely people. I’m looking forward to doing a lot of good things with them. Check out LACO here, or have a look at the…

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Webern Video (does that count as alliteration?)

Check out the video that I made as a preview for Monday Evening Concerts‘ show this upcoming week. It’s the first time I’ve ever made a video about anything, and I learned a lot about editing very quickly to do it. See you at Zipper Hall in LA on Monday?

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Under The Sea

Just a quick update, as of yesterday I own a publishing company. It’s called Bathysphere Music, for reasons I may or may not explain in the future. I founded/filled out an application to start it because if on the off chance ASCAP ever collects their thirty dollars for my selling out the Staple Center, my…

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Supporting Human Rights in Iran

This is pretty straightforward. The people of Iran are fighting their own regime for freedom and human rights, and there’s currently a resolution going through the House for the US to support them. And we can all help out pretty easily by taking a second to write our local elected representatives. Please do so by…

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