Concert

fivebyfive

An older piece of mine, but one near and dear to my heart, has been selected by fivebyfive for their upcoming concert on April 15th. I wrote its first iteration under my professor Marti Epstein as an exercise in minimalism and indeterminacy. After a few years, I came back to the piece, expanded it, and changed it to flexible instrumentation.

For this concert, I will add another part (from piano + 3 musicians to piano + 4) to accommodate fivebyfive’s ensemble size. The evolution and flexibility of this piece since its creation inspire me to keep open/flexible instrumentation in my arsenal. I’ve never had the piece performed by the same set of instruments more than once, and each performance brings something new to my ears. I look forward to hearing fivebyfive’s interpretation next month.

Below is a performance by the Central Michigan New Music Ensemble. For a perusal score, head over to MusicSpoke.

Juventas New Music Ensemble

Last week I received news that the third movement of my song cycle, Portraits of Disquiet (written for soprano Jackie Stevens with text by Kendall A.), will be performed as part of Juventas New Music Ensemble’s April concert. It’s my pleasure to be included on such a timely program, and the first time anything of mine has been performed in Boston since I was a student there (longer and longer ago).

The song cycle was originally commissioned by Cincinnati Soundbox.

You can listen to the premiere performance of said movement below:

Bell Weaving

Recently, I was fortunate enough to have a piece of mine for fixed media included in an “Etno-Electro” concert here in Warsaw.

The concert focused on pieces that integrate electronics with ethnic and/or folk music. Ethnic/folk music ranged from traditional Polish singing to gamelan ensemble. My piece combined a field recording I did of church bells and birds in Berlin with recordings from Sharon Williams’ “Public Drum Project”.

More information is located here (unfortunately only in Polish) if you are interested in learning more about the concept.