Deanna Morse’s short film, “Clear” premiered at Art31’s CulturePop, March 3

I collaborated on the score with composer Stephen Cox for Deanna Morse’s short film, Clear (see below). The film was the result of Morse’s residency at the Art & History Museum of Maitland, FL. The film was premiered at their Culture Pop event, part of their month-long celebration called Art31. More than an exhibition opening, … [Read more…]

When Great Trees Fall premiered by Lyric Arts Trio in Kansas City on November 6. Second performance on January 22, 2017

On Sunday, November 6 at 2:00pm, the Visitation music ministry hosts the Lyric Arts Trio in a special concert, Of Love and Remembrance. This program is especially appropriate for All Souls Day with selections that bring to mind happy memories of the past that bring a measure of comfort and peace to those left behind. … [Read more…]

Tambuco performs The Persistence of Past Chemistries at the Festival Présences 2015 in Paris on February 18

The Mexico-based percussion ensemble Tambuco will give the French premiere of my The Persistence of Past Chemistries as part of Radio France’s multi-week Présences 2015 Festival at the Maison de la radio – Studio 104 in Paris on February 18 at 8pm. Information in French follows below: Qu’y a-t-il de commun entre les musiques contemporaines … [Read more…]

The Persistence of Past Chemistries performed at University of Michigan, January 20, 2015

The University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble (Joseph Gramley and Jonathan Ovalle, directors), will perform my The Persistence of Past Chemistries at the University of Michigan Hill Auditorium on January 20, 2015 at 8PM. Other works on the program include Germaine Taillefere’s two-piano/four percussion Hommage a Rameau, Pierre Boulez’s Improvisation sur Mallarme I & II, and … [Read more…]

Like water dashed from flowers… given NYC premiere by Ana Cervantes on November 17

Pianist Ana Cervantes will give the New York premiere of my …like water dashed from flowers…, a piece that borrows elements from the folkloric song La Zandunga and Nahuatl poetry translated into Spanish. The piece is somewhat demanding and includes aspects of ritual and song, where the pianist is asked at times to recite text, … [Read more…]