After a 2+ year COVID-induced delay, we are finally going to have our Terrain-inspired mini-tour this coming February, with shows in New York, Philadelphia, Ohio, and elsewhere; see the Events page for details. The album was released in July 2020 and garnered some nice words from Pitchfork and San Francisco Classical Voice; you can check out the Press page for others reviews and interviews.
Threnos was recently selected as a “Music Theatre Now” winner. I went to Rotterdam in May to present our work alongside the five other pieces selected.
I created music and sound design for Young Joo Lee’s virtual-reality piece “Apparition,” about the endangered musk deer. Running at the Arko Art Center in Seoul for 10 weeks in the summer/fall.
Sunrise, my quarantine collaboration with the vocalist Steven Bradshaw, was released by Cold Blue Music. Stream/buy it at all the usual spots, or just check out a teaser video by Devin Greenwood. We’ve gotten some great press, including a Best of Bandcamp listing and a feature on New Sounds.
I’m honored to be a 2020 Pew Fellow. Especially looking forward to getting to know the other artists, whose work looks incredible.
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.
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn released my Stabat Mater Dolorosa on their album AfterImage, featuring Mellissa Hughes and Kate Maroney on vocals. NPR listed the album as a Top 10 Album of January 2020; Stereophile 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 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.
Ripple the Sky visited the Kennedy Center on a KC Jukebox show. The work premiered on L.A.’s first 21c Liederabend installment at Disney Hall, and was also performed by the San Francisco Symphony at SoundBox in a concert celebrating John Adams’s 70th birthday.
Brooklyn Rider incorporated Arches into their collaborative theater piece with dancers Brian Brooks and Wendy Whelan. They toured around a bunch of cities over a couple seasons–see the events page for details.
The Eighth Blackbird / Sleeping Giant collaboration Hand Eye is out now on Cedille Records. Get your copy here or here or here. The ensemble also played my work on its Bold Moves collaboration with the Cincinnati Ballet. And here is a review of Hand Eye; at Carnegie Hall.
Vicky Chow released Clifton Gates (New Amsterdam Records, info here), along with several other pieces I’m quite fond of. Check out a complimentary Pitchfork review.
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!
Silver Threads was featured on Q2’s “Best of 2014: New Music” show at the Greene Space. The album has also received some end-of-the-year love from NewMusicBox and WNYC, and we had a couple great performances of the cycle at Portland’s 3rd Angle.
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.