Spoleto Festival USA will present a monograph concert of my music on June 2, 2013, including Bells, On speaking a
hundred names, and my string quartet Skrzyp Skrzyń.
Then I will be staying on in Charleston for three performances of The Other
a monodrama conceived and performed by actress Sylvia
Milo, for which I wrote music together with Phyllis
Chen. This summer the play will be presented at Piccolo Spoleto (SC), Thespis Festival (NYC), the Berkshire Fringe (MA), and DIVA monodrama festival (Austria). Schedule and more info at http://www.theothermozart.com/upcoming-performances.
Later in the summer, The Mostly Mozart Festival will present a program of my works on August 19, 2013, performed by ICE, including the world premiere of a new piece for piano and electronics for Jacob Greenberg and my song cycle On the Nature of Thingness with soprano Tony Arnold and 10 instrumentalists.
I am honored to have received an award from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard for a new work for solo percussion commissioned by Steven Schick, to be premiered in 2014.
2014 will also bring premieres of a new work for large chorus and percussion quartet, a commission led by the La Jolla Symphony Chorus, directed by David Chase, and red fish blue fish. For more information and to join the consortium, please visit CulturePath.
, my new work for solo bari sax and electronics, is getting performances far and wide from its 15 co-commissioners. Updates are on the Schedule
The first annual Morningside Lights - On the evening of September 29, 2012, a strange and luminous city suddenly emerged amidst the winding paths of Morningside Park, as a procession of illuminated sculptures made its way from Harlem to Broadway. It was a collaboration with Columbia University's Miller Theater and Processional Arts Workshop with open-form music I wrote instruments with fixed media, broadcast by WKCR to 50 radios carried in the procession.
It was a busy Fall with ICE:
- my concerto debut with the Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot, playing the world premiere of "Mina" by Dai Fujikura
- Boulez and Cage with maestro Steven Schick
- a new power trio written by John Zorn for Claire Chase, Joshua Rubin, and Nathan Davis
- Stravinsky's "L'histoire" with John Adams in CA
- music of Olga Neuwirth in Vienna
- More info on the schedule page.
I am excited to have returned to the music faculty at Dartmouth College, teaching percussion lessons and directing the Contemporary Music Lab.
My new CD, The Bright and Hollow Sky, is out! It is a cycle of pieces written for ICE over the last few years. The performances are fantastic, and it was recorded at the state-of-the-art concert hall
at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at RPI. More information on my discs page and excerpts can be heard here and at New Focus Recordings. The disc is available for sale on my shop page, at the New Focus site, cdbaby, itunes, and other retailers.
And TimeOut NY named it number 5 in the top 10 Best Classical Albums of 2011
Lincoln Center opened their Tully Scope Festival in February 2011 with "Bells" (click for more information), my
half-hour work for winds, percussion, many mobile chimes, and all the mobile
phones of the audience.
light-painting portrait above by Aurora Crowley, created in a
single 2-minute exposure - and no photoshop