New pieces

Recording from Montreal

Montreal was absolutely amazing. Mark Bradley, Mira Benjamin, Josh Peters, Melissa Claisse, and Andrea Stewart are among the best musicians I’ve ever had the chance to work with. There was an awesome crowd for the concert, which was in a little performance space above a mechanic shop. People trudged in through the snow, and we…

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Live recording of Tiny Machine

Hi all. This past weekend’s concerts with Synchromy, Symbiosis, and Music on Argyle were great. Awesome performers, cool new pieces, good sized energetic crowd, good desserts, all around fun times. I recorded the performance of my piece Tiny Machine Designed to Make Altocumulus Clouds. Johanna Borenstein, Sixto Franco, and Paul Macres did an excellent job…

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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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A couple of quick updates

I’ve been musicking like crazy lately, hence the lack of updates. Here’s a quick catcher-upper: All of the tracks for the sound installation version On The Beach are ready, and the standalone program to run them is in the works. I realized I can run them equally well using Ableton Live, and recently bought an…

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New piece

Today I woke up and saw that I had an email from Vox Novus about a call for scores for works lasting less than sixty seconds for the Bateira Trio. I wasn’t hungry yet, and the instrumentation seemed pretty cool, so I wrote this. I like it. I think it might be the first time…

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Commission from L'ensemble Portmantô

BIG NEWS! Montreal’s L’ensemble Portmantô, artisticly co-directed by my friend Mark Bradley, have asked me to join them as composer in residence. I mentioned this on here before briefly, but perhaps didn’t elaborate on what a big deal this is. As a relatively unheard of composer, I spend nearly as much time sending emails to…

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Nightttt Loops is done Nightttt Loops is done Nightttt Loops is done

In case the title didn’t make it clear, my new piece Nightttt Loops is complete. It’s for my friend Matthías Ingiberg Sigurðsson, an amazing clarinetist from Reykjavik who I met at Dartington, who is now studying at The Hague. The piece was originally for clarinet and piano and loop pedal, but I decided (very pragmatically,…

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Moon Songs Score

Oh man, I almost forgot why I started writing that last blog entry. I finally finalized with finality all of the final changes to Moon Songs, and finally put the score online. I also got the recording. I don’t have permission to share that publicly, but if you want to hear it, write to me…

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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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