Still from the Carmina Slovenica theatrical performance of Silver
Mellissa Hughes will be singing selections from the Silver Threads cycle at her recital
on Lincoln Center's American Songbook series. I'm thrilled for Mellissa
and delighted to be a part of her show!
I recently spoke about contemporary electronic music
on NPR's Here and Now--check out the story here.
As part of the latest Sleeping Giant collaboration,
I'm in the midst of composing a work for eighth blackbird. We
recently had a great time workshopping our pieces with the ensemble.
I'm overjoyed to be heading to the Ucross Foundation for a
residency in April. Apparently it's not far from where I spent a
phenomenal summer many years ago at geology field camp, and just the
thought of mountains is making me giddy.
Orchestra of Brooklyn performed my Stabat Mater Dolorosa in a dark
church on a snowy night in
December. Many thanks to the talented SoB and the brave audience!
Choir performed the Silver
Threads cycle a couple times
in Slovenia this fall. Photo of the transformative stage direction by
Had a fantastic time out in LA for the Brooklyn
Festival. Congrats to WildUp and the LA Phil for a great week! Was also
recently at EMPAC for the Albany Symphony's American
Music Festival--the Dogs
of Desire premiered my piece Serenade (which sets Zach Savich's
ludicrously good poem of the same name).
Here's a review.
Speaking of the Albany Symphony, New Music USA has
awarded Sleeping Giant a Music
grant to be in residence at the ASO for the next couple
years. Another exciting collaborative project for SG: we'll each be
writing a "micro-concerto" for the respective musicians in eighth
blackbird, to premiere in the 2014-15 season.