Events

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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Concerts in NY, LA, and Iceland this month

There’s a lot coming up in August. Last night, Third Coast Percussion performed their RENGA:Cage:100 project, which I helped write music for, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, after a preview performance at the Kennedy Center in DC two days earlier. I heard that it rocked, and I’ll post a link to…

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Three short collaborative works

Last night I put the finishing touches on two miniature pieces that will be combined with work from other composers into something larger. Along with doing Fibonacci’s Glass Cage a couple of months ago for Third Coast Percussion with 100 other composers (and let’s not forget #Armada), this is becoming a thing I really enjoy.…

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London trip, guitar piece, piano piece, more

You may have noticed that this thing hasn’t been updated in over a month. It doesn’t mean I don’t love you, but it does mean that I’ve been insanely busy. Work on the piece for guitar and electronics for Fabricio Mattos continues, and I’ve accepted a commission to write a piece for prepared piano, using…

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The Saga of the 2012 LA Composers Project

Holy hell, what a week last week was. I was really excited to play guitar with What’s Next? Ensemble for the US premiere of AutoSonata Beta at their fourth annual LA Composers Project at Royal/T. I was honored to have had the piece selected in the first place, and then ecstatic when they asked me…

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Kinetics Radio broadcast this Sunday

Kinetics Radio has selected two of my choral pieces for their show this weekend. Be sure to listen in at kineticsradio.com starting at 7 pm PST on Sunday evening to check out recordings of Moon Songs and Élévation Morceau. I believe my pieces will be featured in the latter part of the first hour.

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And the band gets played

Is the name of my new piece for clarinet, string quartet, and audience. It gives five volunteers a good bit of control over what the players do onstage throughout most of the piece. A score will be posted here after the premiere concert, which will be given by L’ensemble Portmantô on February 23 at OFF…

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