Off to Baylor University today to hear the Wind Ensemble rehearse Alchemy in Silent Spaces, Mvt. I. They are performing the work several times next week, culminating in their TMEA performance on Thursday at 2pm. I heard them do a fantastic job on this piece last Spring under the baton of H. Robert… continued
…is posted on the Ecstatic Waters page, in case you’re interested.
Just in time for 2009, I’ve posted Ecstatic Waters on my Facebook page. Perusal score coming soon.And if that’s not enough for you, Salamander Studios has posted TWO new songs, Don’t Get Angry and Mouth for your new year celebrations. Recorded last May, they’re finally seeing the light of day. Details about… continued
It is with great pleasure, surprise, and a smidgen of disbelief, that I announce that Suite Dreams has won the 2008 National Band Association / William D. Revelli Compostion Contest!
I’m in Chicago this week for the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. On Wednesday, at 1:00pm, the Penn High School Symphonic Band will be performing Radiant Joy. And on Thursday at 11:30am, the Lockport Township High School Wind Symphony will premiere Eric’s Libertas Imperio for symphonic winds and electronics. I’m particularly eager… continued
Zwei Komponisten – ein Ziel“Two Composers – One Goal”Interview with Otto M. Schwarz and myself after our workshop at MidEurope last summer. It’s in German, btw. Unfortunately, you have to register to access it, but for your entertainment, here’s the beginning of the interview run through Google translation.
Finished the new piece, Axis Mundi, for the Japanese Wind Ensemble Conductors Conference this past weekend. The piece is a study in intertwined opposites. Mvt. I, Apatheia, is unvaryingly soft, never rising above a p, and opens with around 80 seconds of solo marimba. Mvt. II, Hêdonê, is the opposite -… continued
I’ve just spent a packed and rewarding two days at CSU here in Fort Collins, Colorado, working with the Wind Ensemble (directed by Steve Moore) and the Symphonic Band (directed by Miller Asbill). The Symphonic Band performed MetaMarch and Rise, and I must say Rise is even harder than I’d thought – especially at the… continued
(posting from a fogged-in Duluth airport, where I await a bus to Minneapolis since my 7am flight (and all flights) in and out of Duluth are not happening…)The remainder of the weekend here in Duluth was great. Saturday (Day 2) the two High School Honor bands rehearsed in the morning, and we gave the concerts… continued