Following on the success of her Juan Rulfo project, pianist Ana Cervantes has put together another multi-composer themed commissioning project entitled Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico. Nearly 20 composers from around the world were commissioned to respond to the theme, which conflates the varied historical roles played by women in Mexican [...]
A lot of work is coming to fruition at the Orlando White House on April 29. The Central Florida Composers Forum, now nearly a year old, is getting its land legs. In late January, CF2 member works were included in UCF’s percussion-focused Collide Festival with great success, and the [...]
Sing Into Your Sixties… And Beyond!
Soprano Sangeetha Rayapati has included my setting of Emily Dickinson’s Heart! We will forget him! for soprano and piano as part of her vocal pedagogy textbook recently made available by Inside View Press.
Here is the description of the textbook from their web site:
A manual [...]
The Boston Conservatory Women’s Chorus, directed by Beth Willer, will perform my El Paso de la Siguiriya, a flamenco-inflected setting for women’s voices of the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca.
The concert will take place on Friday, April 13, at 8:00pm in Boston Conservatory’s Seully Hall.
The Women’s Chorus will join the Conservatory Chorale, [...]
On Wednesday,February 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m, the Furman University Percussion Ensemble (Omar Carmenates, Director), will reprise their performance of my
Twisting Magnetic Spins (percussion quartet: vibraphone, timpani, brake drums, gongs, cymbals, etc.) The ensemble gave an excellent performance of the piece last month as part of UCF and [...]
On January 28, 2012 at 8:00 p.m, the Central Florida Composers Forum (CF2), together with Furman University Percussion Ensemble (Omar Carmenates, Director), UCF Percussion Ensemble (Thad Anderson, Director) and KnightWinds Ensemble (Dr. Nora Lee Garcia-Valazquez, Director) will come together to perform an array of works by Central Florida [...]
The Riga Saxophone Quartet, comprised of Artis Sīmanis, Ainārs Šablovskis, Arvīds Kazlausks, and Gints Pabērzs, is including my Panta Rei in performances in Italy, the Netherlands and Latvia in November, along with works by J.S. Bach, Rihards Dubra, Nick Gotham, György Ligeti, Russell Peck, Antonio Vivaldi and [...]
I gave an hour-long presentation at the 2011 National Conference of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI) yesterday in Richmond, Virginia. The title of my presentation was Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Interaction and Teaching Music Online. I [...]
The short film Hold the Mayo is enjoying a flurry of screenings at U.S. & International film festivals, and now is enjoying screenings at 4 festivals in a 3 week period.
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
October 22: Santa Fe, New Mexico
1614 Paseo [...]
My multimedia piece, Emergence, for Flute Quartet, Electronics and Video Projection will receive its Swedish premiere on October 15 at 6PM, at Mariestads stadsbibliotek,
Drottninggatan 12, in Mariestad, Western Sweden. The concert will be preceded by a workshop using two of the movements from the piece to teach [...]
Instant AudioMost pieces can be auditioned on their post pages. But you can sample some audio here.
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Charles Griffin recently returned to the U.S. after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.
Recent projects include commissions from pianist Ana Cervantes and the Colorado State University Percussion Ensemble.
Read more in the biography section.