Air,

please. It seems all of my projects this semester have culminated at the same time. Five grad school applications are due in a week; a twelve-page paper on the music of Alfred Schnittke is due Friday morning (yes, the day after thanksgiving); I finished recording Particulates for Clarinet and Dans les Nuages; Musique 21 is performing another… Read More Air,

“Hoketus” by Andriessen (music you should check out)

I’m currently chin deep into a research project studying the Totalistic movement of the 90s. In short, the Totalistic movement was based in downtown NYC and involved postminimal composers interested in creating music that appeals to casual and serious listeners using a minimalistic backdrop. Unfortunately, there isn’t too much written about this movement beyond the… Read More “Hoketus” by Andriessen (music you should check out)

Canciones de Jara: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

I have had the great fortune to study with some awesome composers since 2001. My current composition teacher, Ricardo Lorenz, just premiered an exquisite viola concerto performed by Roberto Diaz (the president of the Curtis Institute) and the MSU Symphony Orchestra. Roberto Diaz performed the concerto immaculately; it was an absolute joy to listen to… Read More Canciones de Jara: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra