Park Güell premiered

My latest chamber work, Park Güell, for violin, viola, cello, harp, and marimba, was premiered today by the Bechtler Ensemble in Charlotte, NC, USA. I could not have been more pleased with the performance. The Bechtler Ensemble, led by cellist Tanja Bechtler, is populated with some of the finest musicians in the Charlotte region, mostly members of …

park guell score posted

I have posted the score for my latest composition Park Guell to my SCORES page. Park Guell has been a challenging and fun project. I visited Park Guell in Barcelona Spain a few years ago and knew immediately that one or more pieces would come from the experience. I look forward to the premier in …

Park Guell set for premiere

My latest work for chamber ensemble is set for its premiere in January 2016 in Charlotte, NC.. Park Guell is based on the park of the same name in Barcelona Spain. It was designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi and was originally conceived as a select garden city and was later made into a …

immersion video posted

I very much enjoyed working with artist Seth Rouser on our latest collaboration Immersion. Immersion, a video focusing on the inherent beauty of moving water, was created for and premiered at the Water in the World: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Access and Sustainability conference at Winthrop University held on November 7, 2015 in Rock Hill, SC …

Tony Steve Nails Afterimage 3

This weekend I had the pleasure of working with percussionist Tony Steve on a performance of my composition for percussion and interactive computer processing Afterimage 3. The performance was part of the second annual Root Signals Festival and Tony was the featured performer. Tony’s performance was the most musical performance of Afterimage 3 I have had for some …

Reflections and Lore recording underway

Today was a productive and fun day in the recording studio. Members of the Bechtler Ensemble with guest pianist Tomoko Deguchi recorded my piece Reflections and Lore at Concentrix studios in Charlotte, NC. It was great working with Fred Story, Creative Director at Concentrix (and all round good guy). Fred and his team do great work! …

great noise ensemble

The Washington D.C. based Great Noise Ensemble will perform two movements from my piano trio Things Get Out of Hand tonight (June 24, 2015). If you are one of my friends in the Charlotte region, the concert will take place at the in Suzanne Little Recital Hall on the campus of Queens University, Charlotte, NC. The …

earth and pluto premiered

The world premiere of my companion pieces for Holst’s Planets went very well. The Charlotte Civic Orchestra, under the leadership of conductor Geoff Whitehead, really rose to the occasion and they played beautifully. Thank you Geoff and CSO! The Planets suite (with my Earth and Pluto included) was well received and the musicians were acknowledged …

PR for Earth and Pluto

Winthrop University’s web site is currently featuring a write-up on the upcoming performance of my companion movements to Holst’s Planets, Earth and Pluto. Winthrop has been very supportive of my scholarship and creative activities since my arrival there in August 2001 and I very much appreciate their efforts to promote my music and creative activities. …

earth and pluto in rehearsal

My companion compositions for Holst’s Planets, Earth, The Sustainer of Life, and Pluto, Guardian of the Underworld, are now in rehearsal. The Charlotte Civic Orchestra, under the exceptional guidance of conductor Dr. Geoffrey Whitehead will premiere the pieces on June 7, 2015. See earlier posts for details. I attended the latests rehearsal and things are coming …

Silence in Forty-Two chamber version posted

My Vernacular Songbook was intend as a collection of songs about everyday issues facing working class people. I want the songs to fuse elements from the art song tradition and the chamber ensemble that has become ubiquitous since the mid-twentieth century, rhythm section plus voice and melodic instruments. (For example, most rock songs feature drum …

Earth and Pluto for orchestra set for premiere

My latest latest two compositions for orchestra, Earth, The Sustainer of Life, and Pluto, Guardian of the Underworld, will be premiered by the Charlotte Civic Orchestra, conducted by Geoff Whitehead, on June 7th, 2015 at 3:30pm. The concert features Gustav Holsts’ The Planets and will take place at Sharon United Methodist Church, 4411 Sharon Road, Charlotte, …

silence in forty-two premiere

For my friends in the Charlotte area… My latest composition, Silence in Forty-Two for baritone and piano will be premiered Sunday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. The performance is part of the Providence Chamber Music Series at the Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC. 28211. Silence in Forty-Two is a collaboration between me and …