Anne Arenstein recently interviewed all composers involved in the “Parallels” project, a set of five commissions by composers from the US and Poland. Two performances will be held – one in Cincinnati, OH, and one in Warsaw, Poland. It was a pleasure corresponding with Ms. Arenstein, as she asked thoughtful questions about my work and my piece, and put together a wonderful article. You can read the article in full here.
Happy fall! The blog has been quiet but lots of things are currently in the works for the 2018-2019 season.
I’d love to share a recent performance of my first orchestral work, “Blood Garnet”. I wrote this in between my undergraduate and graduate degrees, and while I am still happy with many of the musical ideas, the orchestration itself is very “First Piece for Orchestra”. There’s nothing like hearing your own human-played orchestral music to show you exactly what did and didn’t work, technically speaking!
Regardless, Thomas Cunningham and the orchestra did a lovely job with the piece, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to hear my own orchestral music live.
Recently, fivebyfive performed my piece, “Constant”, which I arranged slightly to accommodate the size of their ensemble.
They just posted a wonderful video of the performance. I always love hearing new performances of this piece, because they’re never the same.