Chuck Dovish, local television and radio legend, is coming out to the house to interview me for a documentary on Francis McBeth. I don’t know more than that – will fill in details this evening…Most important question: what should I wear?!?
I’m home and recovering from my ninth Midwest (and the fifth year in a row BCM has had a booth). Had a great time, as always. On Wednesday, I ran into my old mentor and first composition teacher, Francis McBeth, at the Southern Music booth:Always great to see he and his wife Mary – they’re… continued
Last week I paid a repeat visit to Bowling Green, OH – that place is apparently fertile ground for me. A number of things in the works up there, including a possible performance of RedLine by Bruce Moss and the Wind Ensemble at the North Central Division CBDNA Conference March 10th, the Emily… continued
RedLine for Wind Ensemble was premiered last evening, December 1st, 2005, by the Rowan State University Wind Ensemble under the direction of John Pastin! I’ll post more about it soon, including their big performance of it at the CBDNA Eastern Div. Conference in March, and several other possible performances coming up in the Spring!
Thanksgiving was a day of learning: my mother and brother and I visited relatives down in Murfreesboro, AR, where my father grew up. This is waaaay out there on a farm in the backwoods of Arkansas. I learned how to mix feed for the cattle (2:1 ratio of corn meal to hay), checked out the… continued
(I’d been undecided as to whether to do this. I’m a rather private person, and I don’t tend to post about my personal life here. This is too fundamentally important to go unmarked.)“Press on: Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessul men with… continued
A week overdue, but at long last (and I know you’ve all* awaited this moment, barely able to function in the interim), here’s the skinny on my trip to the Bowling Green New Music and Art Festival.* All = the 2 or 3 people patient enough to check this blog even though it changes at… continued
October 2005 marks 10 years since I first put up a website. It wasn’t stevenbryant.com back then, it was my student webspace on the UNT webserver, of course, but I’m still going to count it.Back then, there were no mp3s, and I posted low-quality, mono, 8-bit, 15-second clips of Loose Id for Brass Quintet and… continued
I’ll be a guest composer at the New Music and Art Festival at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio at the end of October. The Wind Ensemble, under Bruce Moss, will be performing all of Alchemy in Silent Spaces, and the orchestra, under Emily Freeman Brown, will be performing Loose… continued
It’s official, The Juilliard Orchestra, under the amazing James DePreist, will give the world premiere of the orchestra version of Alchemy in Silent Spaces in May, 2006!I’m working on the arrangement this Fall. The first and third movements will be very similar to the wind version, but I’m considering rewriting the second movement… continued