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composer / theorist

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Fall in Northern California ...

... is wonderful. 

Some exciting new events / projects in the recent months, in no particular order:

  • Just returned from AMS/SMT 2018 where I got to hear stimulating research, see old friends, and make new ones.
  • I'll be speaking at UC Davis in January as one of their Valente Series guests. If you are in the area, come by! Event info HERE.
  • Returning to Traverse City next summer (2019) to work with Parallel45 as sound designer / engineer for their exciting three-production summer season.
  • My two most-current pieces (Hiraeth, and Study in Randomness) have been uploaded, if you want to give them a listen (HERE).
  • Developing new composition, theory and technology courses; and getting the computer studios up and running here at Cal State East Bay.
  • With dreams of starting an East Bay Laptop Orchestra. If you know of anybody in the Bay Area that would be interested in getting this started with me, have them reach out!

Happy November everyone!

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Summer 2018 News

I'm happy to announce my new position as Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Theory at Cal Estate East Bay. Excited for the move to the Bay Area, and to get started!

The live recording of Hiraeth, my latest work for piano and chamber ensemble, is now available. Jason Hardink and the rest of the ensemble did an incredible job. I am so very thankful for their time and talent.

In other good news, I have been invited to participate in UC Davis' Valence Lectures in January of 2019. More information on this will be posted shortly -- stay tuned!

Happy Summer everyone!

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SMT 2017

Happy to announce that I will be presenting my current research at Society for Music Theory's national meeting (SMT 2017), to be held in Virginia from November 2nd to the 5th. I will be presenting along with my fellow coauthor Nicholas Nelson. The title of the paper is "Near-Symmetry: A Theory of Chord Quality with Implications for Voice Leading". 

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Chamber Piano Concerto Commission!

I am very happy to announce that Nova Chamber Music Series has commissioned me a chamber piano concerto for their 40th anniversary season to take place in the Spring of 2018. Exact date TBA!

NOVA’s current Artistic Director, Utah Symphony Pianist Jason Hardink (who will be performing my piece) was appointed in the fall of 2009. Under his leadership the series has deepened relationships with Utah composers while broadening NOVA’s profile nationally through commissions and recordings of works by composers Curtis Curtis-Smith, Jason Eckardt, and Michael Ellison. Since 2009 NOVA has featured collaborations with Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer, soprano Celena Shafer, and the PLAN-B Theatre Company.  

Stay tuned for more news!

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Fall

As the leaves of the trees in Prospect Park start to turn, I gear up for a busy Fall.

Busy indeed since I starting working as the managing director of the SEM Ensemble in the early summer. Perks: had a lovely conversation with George Lewis as we walked up slowly Joralemon St to Borough Hall. A total treat.

Busy, yet excited to be working with fabulous trombonist David Whitwell on a new piece for low brass trio, with Maestros Dave Taylor on bass trombone and Jay Rozen on tuba. The piece will be premiered sometime in the Spring, 2015.

I'm also working on a new piece for Ensemble Mise-En, to be premiered as part of the Graduate Center's Composers Alliance spring concert in May, 2015.

And very thankful to Mary Hubbell and Alice Jones for still touring my piece cuncta fluunt. This time, with dance! (Tamora Petitt, choreography).

November 23, 2014 @ 1:00PM
Jan Hus Church
351 E 74th Street, New York, NY
Vox Novus - Fifteen Minutes of Fame

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Cyrano

Very excited to work with Parallel45 (northern Michigan theater company) during their 5th anniversary season - the production is Cyrano, a play by Jo Roets and directed by Kit Mckay. www.parallel45.org/cyrano/

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New Website / Winter Thoughts

winter came with airs of renewal. hope you like the new look. I also added the recording of my last piece for soprano and amplified flute - hope you like it. I think Mary Hubbell and Alice Jones did an amazing job.

Getting ready for a few concerts in the Spring. Excited for my new piece for The Cadillac Moon ensemble to be premiered in April. Also, excited about The Composers Now Festival in February. 

Happy Holidays!

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Hammerklavier Project

My organization (with my partner, fellow composer André Brégégère) Dr.Faustus is in the final stretch towards realizing our fifth project - Hamerklavier. The concert is May 31st, 2013 in New York. Visit Dr.Faustus' website for all the information!

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Dr.Faustus

My organization (with my partner, fellow composer André Brégégère) Dr.Faustus is in the final stretch towards realizing our fourth project - New Art Songs: a 21st-century songbook. The concert is May 18th, 2012 in New York.

Visit Dr.Faustus' website for all the information!

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