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October 29, 2008

Madison, WI and Duluth, MN

This afternoon I’ll be on my way to WMEA in Madison, WI, where the Univ. MN Duluth Wind Ensemble under Mark Whitlock will perform Suite Dreams on Thursday morning at 11:30. Immediately after that, I hop on the bus with the UMD band and we drive six hours up to Duluth, where I’ll spend… continued

October 27, 2008

Well THAT was fun!

The Ecstatic Waters performance yesterday here at UT went really well. I’m still a bit stunned by it. We had one problem with feedback in the Bassoon mics (same thing that happened at Bowling Green – in the same place I think), which is weird in that it never happened in any rehearsals, but has… continued

October 25, 2008

Bowling Green recap

Got back yesterday morning from Bowling Green, and headed straight from the airport to rehearsal at UT for this Sunday’s concert. More about that shortly.It was great to be back in BG – sort of a second home to me after spending a year in residence there, and this was my third time at their… continued

October 20, 2008

Off to Bowling Green, OH

After rehearsal today at UT, I’m off to Bowling Green State Univ. for the premiere this Thursday night of Ecstatic Waters, and then back here immediately for the second performance on Sunday! Not sure I’ll be taking many pictures – I have some button-pressing I have to do for the piece…

October 13, 2008

Ecstatic Waters rehearsal at UT

Just got out of rehearsal for Ecstatic Waters – this is the first time we’ve done the whole piece…and it’s going to work like gangbusters. This is also the first time we had the mics on the clarinet and bassoons, which is going to be quite cool. The clarinet sounds exactly like I’d hoped, and… continued

October 13, 2008

2008-2009 residency schedule

I have a fair amount of travel coming up this year, so thought I’d post it in case anyone reading this is in the area for any of these and wants to come to a concert and say ‘howdy.’10/21 – 10/24: Bowling Green, OH – premiere of Ecstatic Waters (10/23) – Bruce Moss, BGSU Wind… continued

October 8, 2008

Me and Allen Vizzutti

…sort of.Just found out the VCU (Virginia Commonwealth Univ.) Sym. Wind Ensemble will do Radiant Joy tonight, and are also featuring guest artist (trumpeter) Allen Vizzutti on the program. Cool. Will probably be a worthwhile show – if you’re in Richmond, VA, go!Tonight at 8pm. Here’s the info. Live web stream at 8:00PM… continued

October 2, 2008

Loki, Norse god of mischief

Loki is over for a visit for a few days. Yesterday, he came face to face with a potential playmate (and by playmate, I mean “meal”):Yes, I’ve devolved to cat-blogging. But he is cute.Back to work on tweaking the electronics tracks for Ecstatic Waters. Maybe Loki can help…

September 29, 2008

Ecstatic Waters

Ecstatic WatersI. Ceremony of InnocenceII. AugursIII. The Generous Wrath of Simple MenIV. The Loving Machinery of JusticeV. Spiritus Mundi (epilogue)Score and parts are complete and delivered.For any other piece, I would be finished, but now I must fine-tune, massage, mix, and determine exactly how I will trigger the electronics. And maybe even practice my part… continued

September 26, 2008

Parody Suite

Wow – it was great to hear Eugene Corporon and the UNT Wind Symphony do the complete Parody Suite last night. This is the first time I’ve heard them all collected in a single set. Bruce Moss did all four of them on a program at Bowling Green when I was there, but they… continued