Silver Threads album cover

Nonesuch Records released Silver Threads last April.


  • 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 can't wait to work with Theo and Greg on this.
  • More news from the West: My video Alla stagion dei fior will screen at a Green Umbrella concert at Disney Hall this May.
  • Charleston's got it going on: Ashley Bathgate will be performing Arches several times at this year's Spoleto festival, and the Living Earth Show will also be performing Pasturing II there. 
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  • The Sleeping Giant / eighth blackbird collaboration is in high gear! We've all finished our music, and the full work will premiere at the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival at the end of June, followed by a flurry of performances in the 2015-16 season.
  • In other Sleeping Giant news, we're about to premiere our evening of songs for Theo Bleckmann and the Albany Symphony's Dogs of Desire.
  • Oh back to the West again! Ashley Bathgate recorded Arches for Classical King FM's show "Second Inversion" in Seattle. I really enjoy watching her do a bang-up job with it. Here's the video:

  • Silver Threads was featured on Q2's "Best of 2014: New Music" show at the Greene Space in December. 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.
  • The Carmina Slovenica Choir performed Stabat Mater Dolorosa as part of their show Toxic Psalms on the 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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  • I recently finished a pieces for The Living Earth show, which will be part of their evening-length ballet "Do Be."
  • With funding from New Music USA and the Metropolis Ensemble, monster cellist Ashley Bathgate has commissioned Sleeping Giant to compose a work connected to the Bach Cello Suites. More info here.
  • I made a mixtape of "songs" for Q2.
  • 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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