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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).