News

This is my new website. Here’s some old press and writing.

Hola! My friend Traci Larson, who happens to be a fantastic designer, has been helping me build the new site that you are on now. The old site was cool, but the amount of stuff I was adding to it was making it kind of unruly. And as you can see the previous post was…

Read More

Articles on NewMusicBox

At the end of October I was in Chicago for the premiere of my friend and teacher Joel Feigin’s opera, Twelfth Night. When I turned on my phone upon landing I had an email from NewMusicBox’s editor, Molly Sheridan, asking if I’d be up for being a guest columnist for the month of November. Apparently my…

Read More

Trees and the supermoon

I just delivered the score and parts to a new piece, Three Graces at Perigee, to Cadillac Moon Ensemble. It’s been an incredibly busy summer and I haven’t been keeping the blog updated, so I thought writing about this piece would be a good way to get going again. Over the past year or so I’ve started…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More