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  Hand Eye is out on Cedille Records

News

  • Album release news #1: In October, Pasturing II was released by the Living Earth Show on Dance Music (New Amsterdam Records, more info here). The album also includes works by Christopher Cerrone, Nicole Lizée, Jonathan Pfeffer, and Anna Meredith. Not to mention a stellar cover:
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  • Album release news #2: The Eighth Blackbird / Sleeping Giant collaboration Hand Eye is out now on Cedille Records. Get your copy here or here or here
  • Album release news #3: Vicky Chow released Clifton Gates (New Amsterdam Records, info here), along with several other pieces I'm quite fond of. Check out a complimentary Pitchfork review.
  • Album release news #4: Kathleen Supové  released a recording of La plus que plus que lente on a double-disc entitled The Debussy Effect (New Focus Recordings, available here).
  • I recently finished a new piece for Mobius Percussion, via a grant from Chamber Music America. Excited to have my first percussion quartet be for these guys!
  • Last summer, I took part in a Kimmel Center Theater Residency program with Theo Bleckmann in Philly. It was great to collaborate with Theo again, after our Ripple the Sky recently premiered on L.A.'s first 21c Liederabend installment at Disney Hall.
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  • Earlier this year, Sleeping Giant had two New York premieres of  big projects--Hand Eye for eighth blackbird and Ash for cellist Ashley Bathgate. Here's a Times article that discusses both and our collective in general; and here's a review of the Hand Eye show at Carnegie. It was a blast to see the output of the work we've all done! Check the "events" page for more performances of each piece.
  • 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 last April. 
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  • 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!
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  • I spoke about contemporary electronic music on NPR's Here and Now--check out the story here.


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