I’m honored to be a 2020 Pew Fellow. Especially looking forward to getting to know the other artists, whose work looks incredible.
Terrain is now out on New Amsterdam Records! Stream/purchase here. It was such a joy working with Theo Bleckmann, Jodie Landau, Ashley Bathgate, and poets Greg Brownderville, Dora Malech, and Zach Savich. Here are nice reviews from Pitchfork and San Francisco Classical Voice; you can check out this site’s Press page for others reviews and interviews.
Carmina Slovenica’s full premiere of my vocal-theater piece Threnos (for the Throat) was canceled due to COVID, but they were able to sneak in a “pre-premiere” performance the week before, and a video of it streamed as part of Operadagen Rotterdam’s ODR TV on May 14–15.
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn released my Stabat Mater Dolorosa on their album AfterImage, featuring Mellissa Hughes and Kate Maroney on vocals. NPR has listed the album as a Top 10 Album of January 2020; Stereophile has called it April’s “Recording of the Month“; the New Yorker listed the release show; and the New York Times included my piece on a “pulse-slowing playlist.”
I completed a couple new works for solo performers and electronic track: (1) a consortium commission from seven solo trombonists, and (2) a piece for singer Jodie Landau (with text by Dora Malech) that premiered at the North Carolina Museum of Art
on a crazy-long late-night concert.
Album release news #1: Pasturing II was released by the Living Earth Show on Dance Music (New Amsterdam Records, more info here). The album also includes works by Christopher Cerrone, Nicole Lizée, Jonathan Pfeffer, and Anna Meredith. Not to mention a stellar cover. Update: the album is now on Spotify as well!
Album release news #4: Kathleen Supové released a recording of La plus que plus que lente on a double-disc entitled The Debussy Effect (New Focus Recordings, available here).
I took part in a Kimmel Center Theater Residency program with Theo Bleckmann in Philly. Stay tuned for the fruits of our labor!
The Carmina Slovenica Choir performed Stabat Mater Dolorosa as part of their show Toxic Psalms on the 2015 Prototype Festival in New York. The Slovenian group had previously performed my work a bunch abroad, and it was a thrill to finally get to hear them live. See the New Yorker preview, and the Times preview and review.
I spoke about contemporary electronic music on NPR’s Here and Now–check out the story here.