Author: Jason

This summer has been…

…a little rocky in terms of, well, gainful employment.  As a result, the blog has been a little neglected in favor of days being spent hanging out on Craigslist and Monster.com, trying to figure out some kind of job situation.  It’s deeply concerning how lazy composing feels when you need to earn some money…well, lazy isn’t the right word.  Long story… Read more →

Overbite, Update 2

Okay, folks.  Here’s another update on my latest page, Overbite.  Check out the score here: And take a listen to the Finale-Playback-Thing Here: [haiku url=”http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15375722/overbite1.mp3″ ] I’d love to hear any feedback that you have; leave a comment! Read more →

With the premiere…

…of my Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano just around the corner (Tuesday at 3:00pm at San Francisco State University), I decided to take a final listen to the bleep-blorp-bleep playback of the Finale playback orchestra dealy.  I’m not sure what put me in the mood.  Aside from the mistakes in range in places (I apparently thought the piano had… Read more →

Alright, so I…

…stumbled upon this article in the Independent about Pierre Boulez the other day.  In it, author Michael Church pokes a stick at known iconoclast and curmudgeon Boulez.  As I read this article, I couldn’t help but ask myself, “Why does this article feel so…I dunno, icky…to me?” I think the reason I felt this way is that it feels so… Read more →

I first started…

…composing when I was 13 years old.  Maybe it was because I was young and isolated, or maybe not, but I had a lot of assumptions about what being a composer is like.  These assumptions, though largely changed or negated from time and experience, still show up as prejudices today.  I wish I could go back in time and talk… Read more →

“Come” Recording

Thanks to a great concert by Glenda Bates, Kendra Hawley, and friends, I’ve gotten a good recording of a difficult piece for two oboes, english horn, and bassoon.  They want to take it to the International Double Reed Society next year, but I want to do some reorchestrating, so that they can get some breathing time in. Take a listen!… Read more →

I’ve been toiling…

…with LogicPro these past couple of days, working on a full-Finale-playback-plus-electronics mockup of TWEAK, my piece for wind ensemble and electronics.  Some people said they’d like to give it a listen, so here you go! [haiku url=”http://db.tt/gCwTkby” title=”TWEAK — Mock-Up”] Lemme know what you think! Read more →