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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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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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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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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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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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