News & Upcoming Activities

  • In November, the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet will perform my work here is no water but only rock at the 2015 SCI National Conference, hosted by the University of Florida.
  • Athens Saxophone Quartet is performing a short tour in the Midwest this November, with concerts scheduled at Kansas State University, University of Central Missouri, and University of Missouri-Columbia. We performed at this year's World Saxophone Congress, in Strasbourg, France, in July. Athanasios Zervas also performed my work Devil's Branch during his solo recital at the WSC. We performed two concerts in Greece as well—one in Athens and one in Filiatra—and presented two days of masterclasses at the Athens Conservatory.
  • The extraordinary flutist Shanna Gutierrez will perform my work Stutter Edit at the 2015 Electronic Music Midwest festival, in late November. I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Shanna on this music, for open-hole bass flute and computer. This new work is part of a project which received a grant from New Music USA to produce a collection of works for Gutierrez and her new Kingma-system bass flute. Gutierrez premiered the work on January 11, 2015 as part of the Frequency Series at Constellation Chicago. More details on the NewMusicUSA site. The score and a recording are available here.
  • I performed my piece Extensions for saxophone and computer at the 2015 Electroacoustic Barn Dance at University of Mary Washington, in Virginia.
  • June 28, I performed my piece Handcrafted Ale for beer and computer at this year's NYCEMF festival. I'm performing on the last concert of the festival, starting at 8PM in the Abrons Arts Center.
  • The Thelema Trio (Belgium) gave the world premiere of my new composition Prayers to Broken Stone in Gent on April 2. It comprises nine short movements based on specific images from poetry by T.S. Eliot. They also performed the work at a number of locations in the U.S. during April, as part of their 2015 U.S. tour. Video of their performance of the piece at UCM is now online!
  • I've just posted a nice studio recording of the UCM Wind Ensemble performing my new work from 2014, The Persistence of Magic, for wind ensemble and live electronics. The group premiered the piece at the 2014 CBDNA Southwest Division Conference (video of the premiere here).
  • Spring 2015 was very busy: performances in Chicago and Indianapolis in January (video sample here from my concert at Butler University). Stephan Vermeersch continues to perform Quirk regularly (Los Angeles in June, and Madrid in July, for the 2015 ClarinetFest). Quirk was also accepted to the 2015 SEAMUS conference, and clarinetist Trevor Davis gave an excellent performance of it there, at Virginia Tech in March. I performed my saxophone & computer pieces Phantasm and Extensions at the Western Illinois University new music festival in March. Video of the Phantasm performance is now available here.

Performing Jessica Rudman's Concertina No. 1 "Cathedrals" for baritone saxophone and fixed media