Last year, the choir I sing with here in Poland, Musica Sacra, recorded an album of all-new settings of the “Pie Jesu” text. The pieces are all quite different in tone and style, and it was an incredible experience to both compose and sing for the project. I’ve recently uploaded the recording to my SoundCloud page:
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.
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~