Two new scores

Hello all. Just a quick note to say I’ve made the scores to All The Wrong Notes and Connection publicly available. Fabricio Mattos performed the premiere of Connection, for guitar and field recordings, about two weeks ago at the Brunel Museum in London, and Richard Valitutto gave the premiere of All The Wrong Notes, for…

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Guitar Premiere Week

Okay, I still owe ya’ll a post-Brahms wrap-up, but I’ve been going hard on new pieces and will get to that one of these days. This is just a mention of two shows coming up that I’m pretty excited about. Both involve guitar, my main instrument. I’ve always found it tough to compose for, because…

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All The Wrong Notes to premiere at Hear Now Festival

I just received the news that my piano piece All The Wrong Notes has been picked up for a premiere at this year’s Hear Now Music Festival in LA in May. The festival runs May 2 – 4 on the westside, and my friend Richard Valitutto will be playing it. Some friends are also on…

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Where The Lights Meet is out!

Well this is a bit late, as my Brahms project has been taking up pretty much all of my attention over the past few weeks…but good news! My band and I released our new single, Where The Lights Meet, on October 1. I figured I oughtta say something here. You can take a listen using…

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Darcy James Argue's open letter to John Adams

I just came across this and thought it deserved to be reposted. This is in response to John Adams being kind of mean to composers like me lately. The formatting for an embedded post looks a little screwy on my website, so – this is from Facebook. Visit Darcy James Argue online and listen to…

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Orchestrating the Brahms Piano Quintet

Look at that beard. I’m green with envy. Also, listen to this: How freaking awesome is that? I’m in love with this piece. The first time I heard it I was working as an administrative assistant for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. The music director, Jeffrey Kahane, was set to play it with some soloists…

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New website

If you’re reading this, then you’ve obviously found my new website. If there are a bunch of numbers in the address bar, then it’s still under construction, so visit the one at NickWritesMusic.com. If the address bar says NickWritesMusic.com, then we’ve launched! Welcome to my new website! Leave comments! Share it! Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

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I put out a new record yesterday

And did it on such short notice that I didn’t get around to updating the blog! Here’s the cover art: Here’s the piece: And here’s what it says on the Bandcamp page (which is all true): A realization of a piece for an infinite number of guitarists, playing an infinite number of guitars, recorded in…

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