General Update

It’s been awhile!

Happy end of summer, internet! I’ve been in a sun-induced stupor for a few months, but have some exciting projects and events coming up this fall that I’ll post about in the coming weeks.

The most immediate news: the lovely and talented Elizabeth Zharoff will be performing a new video game arrangement of mine at a recital on September 1st in Leavenworth, WA (more info on my Events page). How Long Have I Been Playing? is an art song for soprano and piano, arranging the main theme from my beloved World of Warcraft in a concert music style. Sarcastic? Yes. Dramatic? Yes. The performance will be recorded, so I hope to share that with all of you at a later date. This piece is part of a larger collaborative song cycle, which I will talk more about when the time comes!

For now, enjoy the original theme, and imagine how I might turn this into a classical art song…

Gaude Mater, Max Richter, and a bit of Mozart

It’s been a crazy few weeks, with the conclusion of the Gaude Mater festival, as well as my mom’s (fantastic!) visit. A hearty congratulations to the other composers who premiered their Pie Jesu pieces along with mine – Michał Malec, Marcin Łukaszewski, Sebastian Szymański, and Marek Raczyński. Truly a diverse and beautiful collection of new pieces – I will post recordings soon! Information about the composers and the Pie Jesu project can be found here: Pie Jesu Project

At the beginning of the month, I took a trip down to Kraków to see Max Richter perform The Blue Notebooks and Recomposed: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in their entirety. What an incredible concert! Check out a little summary video here:

P.S. My mom and I hopped over to Vienna for a few days, during which my only desire was to hang out near Mozart’s statue like a true stalker admirer (as you can see from the photo).

New Video (And Therefore, YouTube Channel)

I finally got my hands on the video for Evan Kahn and John Jaworski’s recent performance of my piece, “Five Miniatures”, at San Francisco Conservatory of Music on April 4, 2016. For some reason, I did not previously have a professional YouTube channel (read: one through which I do not watch baby animal videos), so now is as good a time as ever to have one! You can check out the channel here (more videos and playlists to be added in the future).