Touching in Texas and Anacoustic Zones chosen for film festival

Two short films featuring my music, Touching in Texas and Anacoustic Zones, have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Underexposed Film Festival. The Underexposed Film Festival takes place in Rock Hill, SC annually. Inclusion is determined by jury selection. This year it runs from November 2 through 5 and features eight blocks of independent short …

Touching In Texas complete!

Our film collaboration Touching in Texas is complete! I am very pleased with the film. Dialogue editing was a challenge as we used booms and lav microphones. The levels varied widely and it was a challenge to put everything in the same acoustic space. My contribution also included some sound design… bats, lots of bats. …

Deluge presented at New York Electroacoustic Music Festival

My electroacoustic composition Deluge was presented at the 2016 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival last week. The annual festival has quickly grown to international stature under the leadership of Hubert “Tuck” Howe of CUNY Queens. The festival included dozens of composers from all over the world. Works ranged from electroacoustic compositions, to interactive and …

New film project: Touching in Texas

My latest video project is a film collaboration between myself, writer Dustin Michael Hoffman, director Chris O’Neill, and cinematographer Jeff Williams. I worked with Dustin on Silence in Forty-Two and I have known Chris as the artistic director of Shakespeare Carolina for many years. Jeff is a local cinematographer who runs an advertising business called Brand Spells. I met …

Film Project underway

I have become involved in a group of artists who are producing and independent short film. I will be composing all original music, supervising the audio at the shoot, handling all audio post production, and sound design. I am also serving as the executive producer. The short is an adaptation of Dustin Michael Hoffman’s short …

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 …