Intersections: BEAMS at 50

On April 27th, 2012, I’m honored to be performing at the Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio (BEAMS) in honor of their 50th anniversary. I will be performing a live improvisation for rhodes keyboard, vibraphone and live electronics. Roth Michaels will be performing vibraphone and working the live electronics. I hope you can join us!

Check out the details of the program here.

Thanks to the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society!

Last week, the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society gave a commanding premiere performance of Aura, a new concerto for alto saxophone and ensemble. Louis Karchin conducted at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York. Aura was written for the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress. Thanks for all involved: an amazing ensemble, and a fabulous soloist, Mary Joy Patchett.

You can listen to the premiere performance here:

A Great Performance at FCC!

Thanks to Mary Joy Patchett and John McDonald for a great performance of Compulsive Loves last Tuesday at the French Cultural Center. ECCE also gave amazing performances of Gerard Grisey’s Talea and Philippe Hurel’s Pour Luigi. Take a look at the pictures.

New Commission to Honor Milton Babbitt

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.

SCORE (pdf)

Stillness and Change CD Release at Harvard

Thanks to all for making our CD Release concert at Harvard so special! We had an amazing turnout of supporters and new-music lovers. It was a special treat to have Matthias Pintscher with us. He is a beautiful, magical artist and I feel blessed to with him! I’ll have some video and pictures of the event up shortly! For pictures, check out: eccensemble.com