Honored to be one of this year’s Fromm Music Foundation commissioned composers. In with some great company of very talented individuals and happy to considered among them. I’ll be using the grant to write a piece that culminates my recent body of work based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
From The Etchings Festival.
“… as a breath of wind or some echo rebounds from smooth surfaces and returns to the source from which it issued, so the stream of beauty passes back into its possessor through his eyes, its natural route to the soul; arriving there and setting him aflutter, it waters the passages of the feathers and causes the wings to grow, and fills the soul of the loved one in his turn with love.”
— Plato. Phaedrus.
Thanks to all who made Switch such an amazing success! Some reviews here and here, and for all the details, check out switchopera.com. More soon! But in the meantime, if you’re up for some new music, come to the Boston Conservatory on March 4th, 8PM to hear Eric Hewitt perform Compulsive Loves. And more updates for March and April soon!
It’s here! Hard to believe the new opera is upon us! Come one, come all!
- Switch An Opera-Theater piece by yours truly.
- The amazing Amanda DeBoer Bartlett and Mikhail Smigelski star!
- Directed by the equally amazing Laine Rettmer!
- Where? At the fascinating Kendall Square Gallery Le Laboratoire!
- Check here for showtimes and tickets.
See you there!
A quick dispatch from MacDowell where I’m deep in autumn, nested in the woods and finishing Switch.
Some very cool music happening this winter.
February 13th. 8PM. Spectrum, New York
Just in time for Valentines Day, check out City of Tomorrow performing the New York premiere of Daedalus! Always an awesome program with this excellent group—and super fun people! All inadvance of our recording project in June!!
February 6th, 2016. 8PM. Pickman Hall. Cambridge, MA
The legendary Dinosaur Annex will tackle Ephemera. I’m really thrilled to be working with them after a long time of knowing their work and admiring so many of their performers!
And don’t forget….. Feb 12-14 and 19-21. Switch, my very first work for stage, will premiere at Le Laboratoire, Cambridge. The absolutely amazing Laine Rettmer will direct! It’s been a while in the works, but this opera is picking up steam now. Can’t wait, and very much hope you’ll be there!
A few spring events are in the works! Details soon…….