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July 22, 2009

WYWOP 2009

Had yet another great week in Schladming, Austria, at Mid Europe 2009. The World Youth Wind Orchestra Project, or WYWOP, gave a great concert this past Saturday night to close the festival. The concert was shared among four conductors: Gary Green from the Univ. of Miami, Joseph Horovitz from Great Britain, Johann… continued

July 13, 2009

WASBE to MidEurope

UNT’s performance of Ecstatic Waters at WASBE was a big success. This is the first time I’ve heard it in performance without running the electronics (did some rehearsals at OSU where I got to listen, but not the performance), and WOW is it exhausting to listen to – in a good way. The group… continued

July 9, 2009

The Big Day at WASBE

Been in Cincinnati the past few days doing run-out concerts with the UNT Wind Symphony (with a side adventure last night on the way back from Athens, OH, in which the bus broke down on the side of the highway – fun times!). The concerts have been great, though, and I think tonight will be… continued

June 30, 2009

WASBE – UNT plays Ecstatic Waters

On Friday, I head down to Denton, TX to work with Eugene Corporon and the Univ. of North Texas Wind Symphony. They’re playing Ecstatic Waters next week at the WASBE conference in Cincinnati. The concert is Thursday night, July 9th, at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. In preparation, they’re doing concerts on Tuesday… continued

June 18, 2009

Dusk at Disney Hall

Apparently Westlake HS is playing Dusk sometime around now at Disney Hall tonight. I had no idea, but … COOL. Props to John Mackey for the heads-up.Much more catching up to do : New York was great. MAYWE played their hearts out in Carnegie, and it was great to work with them and their… continued

May 30, 2009

Return to New York

I head back to NYC tomorrow morning for the first time in three years – eager to see the place, especially the transformation of Juilliard. I’ll be in town for the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble’s performance of Dusk under Robert Ambrose, who will also be performing some Newman on the same concert. Oh,… continued

May 8, 2009

Grade 3 for Band

First things first: the Festival of Winds honor band students this past weekend in Conway were great, and joyfully endured an all-day grueling rehearsal schedule, followed by a great concert that night. Several of them had even stayed up the entire night before for Prom, and still performed admirably. It was quite an experience for… continued

April 17, 2009

Ecstatic Waters, edited mp3

I’ve just posted an edited mp3 of UT’s performance of Ecstatic Waters at CBDNA. The biggest difference is the electronics – the recording didn’t capture the electronic tracks very well because of the mic placement. I’ve layered in the original electronics, so they’re much more present and clear – this is a better representation… continued

April 3, 2009

Ecstatic Waters CBDNA mp3

I’ve posted the entire performance from last week’s CBDNA conference. It’s one, 25Mb mp3 download. The link will pull the entire file to your computer, and then you can open it in iTunes, or whatever program you use to listen to mp3s. I haven’t edited it at all. NOTE: Because of the mic placement to… continued

March 31, 2009

Axis Mundi mp3

The world premiere performance of Axis Mundi by the JWECC 2009 Festival band is now posted on the Axis Mundi page, along with a perusal PDF score. This file will download a single mp3 – it won’t play in your browser. The first movement is very quiet, for a very long time – I… continued