I am thrilled to announce that I will be composing a new work for extraordinary flutist Shanna Gutierrez, for open-hole bass flute and computer this spring. This new work is part of a project which received a grant from New Music USA , and is going to produce a fantastic new collection of works for Gutierrez and the bass flute. More details on the NewMusicUSA site.
I am working on a new collaboration with dancer and choreographer Chadi El-Khoury titled Time and Memory: Bringing Light To Life. My role in the work is to provide live video projections, using Max/Jitter with input from Kinects tracking the dancers in real time. The premiere is March 15, 2014 at Paragraph Gallery in Kansas City, as part of the larger Time and Memory collaboration between KcEMA and Paragraph Gallery. More details here.
The UCM Wind Ensemble will be premiering my new work, The Persistence of Magic, for wind ensemble and live electronics, as part of their Spring 2014 tour, which will culminate in a performance at the 2014 CBDNA Southwest Division Conference, at the University of Arkansas, on March 22, 2014.
I am currently working on a commission from the Thelema Trio (Belgium) for their upcoming tour and recording projects.
Quirk for bass clarinet and computer was performed by the extraordinary clarinetist Krista Martynes at the 2013 International Computer Music Conference in Perth, Western Australia. Belgian clarinetist Stephan Vermeersch will be performing it at the 2014 ClarinetFest in August 2014, in Baton Rouge. Finally, Mauricio Salguero, who commissioned the work, has released a new CD with Quirk as the title track. I engineered and co-produced the CD, which is entirely of music for clarinet and electronics. It includes works by Jason Bolte, Chris Biggs, Jorge Sosa, Andrew Cole, Sarah Horick, and a duet (Bapu) by Asha Srinivasan featuring Rebecca Ashe on flute and piccolo. The CD is available on iTunes and other online stores. Check it out: it's a fantastic disc!
Evening, Near Filiatra (for ten trumpets) was premiered by Alan Wenger and the UCM Trumpet Ensemble at the 2013 International Trumpet Guild Conference, at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. They gave several repeat performances, including one at the 2014 MMEA conference in Missouri.
I recently finished production on a forthcoming CD with saxophonist Michael Bovenzi. It's an excellent disc: watch for the release sometime in Spring 2014!
Phantasm: Music for Saxophone and Computer
In 2009, I toured extensively across Europe and the United States with a program of eleven works for saxophone and computer.
I am happy to announce that the album Phantasm: Music for Saxophone and Computer, containing all eleven works from that tour, has been released by Ravello Records and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital distributors. Get your copy today!