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…]

Die Freudenkrone: Ehrerbietung zu J.S. Bach performed in Riga’s Dome Cathedral, August 29,

My Die Freudenkrone: Ehrerbietung zu J.S. Bach for Choir, Organ and Timpani will be performed August 29 at the Riga’s Dome Cathedral by the choir Intis (directed by Ilze Valce), percussionist Normunds Everts and organist Lotars Džeriņš as part of a larger, 7-concert series in the three Latvian cities of Riga, Liepaja and Jurmala devoted … [Read more…]

The White House Overture premieres at the Montreal World Film Festival, August 23-24

The new documentary film about one of the most unique venues in Orlando will receive it’s premiere screening at the Montreal World Film Festival on August 23rd and 24th. About Benoit Glazer and his wife built a concert hall in their Orlando home to share unique experiences of music and art with everyone. Description Montréal-born … [Read more…]

…like water dashed from flowers… Mexico City premiere on July 8

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 history and … [Read more…]