Living Earth - Do Be

The Living Earth Show performed Pasturing with Post:ballet in November.


  • On Jan. 12, cellist Ashley Bathgate premieres Ash, another Sleeping Giant collaboration, at (Le) Poisson Rouge on a show presented by Metropolis Ensemble. My movement is probably the hardest solo piece I've ever written, and I can't wait to see Ashley tear it up. Here's an earlier piece of mine that she's played a bunch (and very well, I might add):


  • News from the West: I'm thrilled to have received a commission from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association to write a work for Theo Bleckmann and strings, with new text by Greg Alan Brownderville. The piece will premiere at Disney Hall in April 2016 as part of L.A.'s first 21c Liederabend installment, and will include some video projections by me.
  • I've received a grant from Chamber Music America to work with Mobius Percussion. Excited to have my first percussion quartet be for these guys!
  • I recently finished a piece in two parts for The Living Earth Show, which will be part of their evening-length ballet "Do Be."  They've played each part a few times now, but the premiere of the full ballet arrives in August 2016--in the meantime, see that crazy photo on the left.
  • Silver Threads was featured on Q2's "Best of 2014: New Music" show at the Greene Space. The album has also received some end-of-the-year love from NewMusicBox and WNYC, and we had a couple great performances of the cycle at Portland's 3rd Angle in April. 
Silver Threads album cover
  • The Carmina Slovenica Choir performed Stabat Mater Dolorosa as part of their show Toxic Psalms on the 2015 Prototype Festival in New York. The Slovenian group had previously performed my work a bunch abroad, and it was a thrill to finally get to hear them live. See the New Yorker preview, and the Times preview and review.
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  • Mellissa sang selections from Silver Threads at her recital on Lincoln Center's American Songbook series last March--kudos to Mellissa for the great LC debut!
Am Songbook
  • I spoke about contemporary electronic music on NPR's Here and Now--check out the story here.




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