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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

May 1, 2014

Concerto for Alto Saxophone

I wrote a concerto for Alto Sax and Wind Ensemble. (open http://www.concertoforaltosaxophone.com now if you want to listen while you read) It was inevitable – this was my instrument all through high school and undergrad., though now I only play very occasionally, usually in Austria with a community band there, and then only… continued

March 15, 2014

Spring 2014 World Premiere 1/4: sevenfive (band version)

I’ve been writing so much music over the past year, I haven’t taken time to talk about any of it! Tomorrow, 16 March, the Indiana All-State Honor Band, under the direction of John Lynch (Director of Bands at UGA, soon to be Sydney Conservatorium!), will premiere my brand new work, sevenfive. Based… continued

January 29, 2014

The Machine Awakes iPhone and iPad app!

It’s finally here! My piece The Machine Awakes for youth band / orchestra with live electronics now has an iOS app you can run the electronics from! All you need is to plug it into your PA system (don’t forget the required [LOUD] monitor for the conductor), and someone to press… continued

May 20, 2013

Ecstatic Waters – auction of my set of original scores

We’re moving (new house, still in Durham!), and while cleaning out my studio, I found the original scores for the Bowling Green premiere, the three UT Austin performances (including at the Meyerson and at CBDNA), and the one we used for the WASBE 2009 performance by the University of North Texas. I also found a… continued

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