I was honored when Perspectives of New Music asked me to compose a work for a special edition celebrating the life and work of Milton Babbitt. I chose to compose a work based on Babbitt’s Whirled Series. My new work, also for alto saxophone and piano, was recorded this past September by Mary Joy Patchett and John McDonald. The title, Compulsive Loves, comes from a beautiful quote by Italo Calvino describing the relationship of gods and humans in Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
My Debut Album, Stillness and Change is now available on Albany Records! Thanks to all those who contributed to this work! On October 26th, we will have a CD release event at the Radcliffe Institute, where I will be a fellow for the 2011-12 year. Stay tuned for more details about that event!
I just heard that I have been awarded a commission from the Koussevitzky Foundation to compose a work for the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society! What great news. Thanks to Brian Fennelly and Louis Karchin for all their support in sponsoring our application! This award comes at an amazing time since I am a fellow at Tanglewood this summer and Serge Koussevitzky founded the festival.
This May, I was awarded a Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters! It was an amazing honor, and I had quite a humbling time at the annual Ceremonial and Exhibition.