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July 2, 2020

Adaptable Music for These Uncertain Times

UPDATE: 20 July, 2020: In This Broad Earth is now available in a FIVE-PART version (all strings, woodwinds, brass) with optional percussion. As of today, July 2nd, 2020, no one in the US quite knows what the band and orchestra rehearsals will look like when the academic year begins this Fall…. continued

March 29, 2020

Experiments, Drafts, Side-projects, etc.

I often make things on the side while composing – usually “electronica-ish tracks” – just for fun. It’s a great way to keep the creativity going with absolutely no pressure. I’ve decided to share an assortment of these various experiments, side-projects, and (mostly) electronic creations. When I speak to composers, especially at universities, I usually… continued

September 21, 2017

Commission Consortium Opportunity and Miniature Suite

Commission Consortium Opportunity ($250) I will be writing a new 10-20 minute work for winds+electronics+potential other elements (lighting, etc.) to premiere at the CBDNA National Conference in February 2019, performed by the Arizona State University Wind Orchestra. This is an extremely affordable buy-in ($250), and will be less than the cost to rent the work once it’s released to… continued

June 21, 2017

Two World Premieres

I have two world premieres back-to-back this summer that I want to share with you, along with some exciting performances in Europe: JULY 7, LONDON: In Aeternum for SATB a cappella chorus. Premiere with the BBC Singers, Eric Whitacre conducting. More information. JULY 18, ORLANDO: Miniature Suite – 5 short works for wind ensemble…. continued

July 6, 2015

My website turns 20

Since 1995, I’ve been designing, coding, and maintaining my website myself, and it had grown into a byzantine mess of barely-working PHP and CSS held together with duct-tape and hope. Things like SoundCloud, YouTube videos, online shop, etc have all been bolted on Frankenstein-style over the years. Also, it was unusable on phones (the last redesign was… continued