The Return of Algorithms

I’ve been meeting with Clarence Barlow a lot lately, a composer who is well known for his algorithmically composed music. It’s something I was very interested in as an undergraduate, but haven’t pursued much since then. Now that I’m getting to know Clarence, I think it’s something I may take up again. Essentially, you write…

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It's February already?

You guys watch the Superbowl on Sunday? I thought SF was actually going to make that comeback work for a while. I bring this up because I watched the game with my friends Federico Llach and Amanda Kritzberg of the Now Hear Ensemble, and they’ve officially commissioned a new piece from me for their fall…

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New Record Tonight at Midnight!

Very exciting news everyone! My band’s new record will be out tonight (tomorrow really), January 1, 2013, at 12 am, and you can order it right here: We played our first LA show last night, and it was so much fun. Here’s a photo: I hope you enjoy the record. Happy new year!

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Lines in the Sand, Wavering Lines, Deserts, Dessert

I just put a double bar line on my piece for Daniel Gall’s Wavering Lines project. It’s close to a final draft – I’ll stare at it for a while for the next week or so, and then send it off to the performers. This is a pretty cool project; Daniel is both a composer…

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Favorite Songs, Round 1 of Infinity

I was at dinner with a friend tonight and our conversation found its way to the topic of our favorite songs. We started with a top three, but that was too hard, so got up to top five, then started remembering others that should be on the list, and then just talked about a whole…

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New Score for SATB Chorus

Who’s got a new score posted on this blog? This guy! (Awkwardly points at self.) But seriously, people really liked the middle movement of Moon Songs, so I decided to make it into a standalone piece for SATB chorus. The New Century Voices are premiering it in Santa Barbara on December 3rd. Should be an…

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Bachtoberfest 2012

#TeamClassical have proclaimed this month (which ends today) Bachtoberfest, and have invited anyone who would like to to pick a BWV, drink some craft beer, and film themselves playing it. My band Better Looking People With Superior Ideas and I have taken up the challenge, and last night, after some pumpkin beer (specifically Chatoe Rogue’s…

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Premiere next week

This piece (Meanwhile, Somewhere in Orbit…): is being played by a living, breathing, awesome pianist, (i.e. not MIDI) on this concert: Tell everyone.

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