The debut performance of the sixth species ensemble was a success! I’m looking forward to what next semester has in store for us. I hope to do some cool new musicy things like themed concerts with lighting effects. Anyways, Since Dans les Nuages has been performed in its entirety, I will post it for your listening… Read More sixth species ensemble
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,
who wait. Last week, MSU’s Musique 21 premiered my piece titled Nonet, which was written nearly a year ago for a string quartet and wind quintet. In the summer 2010, I was one of six composers invited to the Chamber Music Institute at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I collaborated with the Quintessential Winds of Long Beach,… Read More Good things come to those….
I just received the recording for “freehand-jot” from the recent premieres concert. Feel free to take a listen. If you are interested in learning more about the piece, read the previous blog. freehand jot I’d like to extend further commentary on this piece in this blog. The previous blog discusses the inner meaning of the… Read More “freehand-jot” for Saxophone Quartet
Recently I have had two Michigan premieres on Tuesday, November. The first was a wind quintet I wrote this summer for the UNL Chamber Music Institute, and the other was a sax quartet titled “freehand-jot.” Feel free to view them below. The wind quintet is first on the program, and the sax quartet is last… Read More MSU Premieres
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)
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