“We hear brilliant energetic rhythmic figures…imaginative sonorities and harmonies that always move, always inflect. Also striking are the zones of suspended motion and otherworldly calm”
American Academy of Arts and Letters
My music comprises solo works, chamber music, orchestral work and music for film. I’m in the midst of commissions from members of Klangforum Wien, from Ensemble Shuffle and for my first work for stage, to be premiered at Le Laboratoire, Cambridge. Recently, I completed commissions from Sound Icon, the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society and from Open Space.
I regularly advocate for composers of all stripes as a performer (pianist) and as a director of the Etchings Festival for Contemporary Music. I was born and raised in the Southwest US, and so often, my music takes on concerns related to that landscape and culture: dislocation, organicism, native mythologies and the nature of relations within semi-isolated systems. Currently, I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and teach music composition at Clark University.
Awards include a Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship from Harvard University, a Koussevitzky Commission from the Library of Congress, a Fulbright Grant to Germany, a DAAD fellowship and First Prize from the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) among other honors. Other fellowships and residencies include those from the MacDowell Colony, Tanglewood, the Aspen Music School, the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.