Skip to Content

Subscribe to RSS

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

October 13, 2012

The Machine Awakes (live humans, this time!)

Last week, Kevin Geraldi and the UNCG Symphonic Band were kind enough to devote some time on a rehearsal to reading and recording The Machine Awakes for me, so now you have something other than the MIDI realization to listen to! Composers: I’m leaving the original MIDI version posted in hopes this will make for… continued

October 1, 2012

Solace MIDI posted

In anticipation of the world premiere of Solace, my new work for wind ensemble + electronics, coming up on Tuesday, October 9th, I’ve decided to post the MIDI realization, complete with those lovely buzz-saw MIDI saxophones. The piece is quiet for large stretches, so you should use good headphones (cranked up loud!), or a… continued

September 19, 2012

Solace for Wind Ensemble and Electronics

My newest work for large ensemble and electronics, Solace, is now in rehearsals at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Yesterday was the first rehearsal with electronics, and the first time I’ve gotten to hear the piece – always an overwhelming experience. The band sounded great, especially since it’s still early in the process,… continued

January 28, 2012

Spring 2012 Residencies

Another full semester of guest composer residencies, world premieres, and even a little conducting in Orchestra Hall in Chicago. The festivities begin… NOW! JANUARY 28-29 [Baltimore, MD]: Peabody Conservatory – David Vickerman’s Digital Embrace, featuring Christopher Stark’s Augenblick, Jason Gerraughty’s TWEAK, and my Ecstatic Waters – a full concert of works for winds, percussion,… continued

January 27, 2012

Spring, 2012 – Three World Premieres

THREE WORLD PREMIERES in Spring 2012: I’m fortunate to have yet another very busy season to kick off 2012, including the world premieres of three new works: FEBRUARY 19th (Ball State Univ.), MARCH 1st (ABA Convention), MARCH 16th (Orchestra Hall, Chicago): Paean: Chant and Triumph, a new work for the Ball State University… continued

August 30, 2011

All My Music (almost): SoundCloud

I’ve posted complete recordings of (almost) all of my music on SoundCloud. Leave a comment at your favorite moment in a piece (or not-so-favorite moment…). BTW, these are my favorite recordings of each of my works (in some cases, I’ve posted multiple versions), so please start here if you want to hear any of… continued

June 17, 2011

Texas Prescribed Music List

Many (all?) states in the US have a “list” of music for school bands, orchestras, and choirs to choose from when performing at state-sanctioned contests. The biggest of these is the Texas Prescribed Music List (everything’s bigger in Texas…), and many other states simply copy this list for their own use. After 12 years of… continued

June 7, 2011

Anthem mp3 and score

Anthem is finally posted! This is the live premiere at Purdue University, conducted by Jay Gephart, last April. I conducted 6 of my other works with their bands while I was there, but told Jay I couldn’t conduct the premiere of a brand new piece – I really wanted to sit in the audience… continued

April 5, 2011

Self-publishing – nuts and bolts

My fellow composers and I have written a number of times about self-publishing vs. traditional publishing, covering everything from copyright to licensing to notation. However, I don’t recall that we have actually demonstrated, in simple steps, the physical process of making of the paper product, so I shot a video here in my home studio/office… continued