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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:

Some Choral Updates

It’s been awhile, and I’m so excited to share some updates regarding a few choral pieces of mine. The first is a new commission! Anna O’Connell, the Anabel Taylor Chapel Choir‘s Artistic Director, has asked me to write an Advent piece for SATB choir. I’ve decided to set the “Hodie Christus Natus Est” text – well-used, and for good reason! This piece will premiere in December, alongside pieces by Poulenc and Nielsen, so I’m in great company.

The other thing I’d like to share is a recent recording from RSVP Choir‘s 2017 concert series. They did an incredible and expressive job with “Wildfire” from 2012 (my first choral piece!), and I was thrilled to be included in a program for such a great cause. I’ve updated the recording on my SoundCloud, and I invite you to take a listen here:

I’ll have some more news to share soon, so stay tuned~