Author: Jason

A brilliant friend…

…and colleague, Michael Shane, said this to me the other day: “A composer’s insecurities aren’t my problem.  Write.  Good.  Music.” It’s been ringing in my head over and over ever since he said it.  You can find more of his little nuggets of wisdom by following him on Twitter. Read more →

Car Conversation

Meg: “________ is one of those Bang on A Can-type composers, and (s)he’s cute. (S)He’ll go far.” Me: “Man, fuck those composers. Nah, I’m just jealous of them. Lisa Preimesberger told me that I should try out for the BOAC festival, that I would fit right in. But I’m not a rockstar!” Meg: “Yeah, _______’s a transplant.” Me: “Fuck that!… Read more →

This post is brought to you…

…by the people at MEGABUS (or however you spell it…I like the all-caps, emphasizing the MEGA aspect of MEGABUS).  I was editing my score for TWEAK for a while, but I can’t seem to focus on it without getting carsick.  Don’t ask me how I can type and watch “Up” on Netflix, but I can! So, in line for said… Read more →

I’ve got a feeling…

…that it’s gonna be a good year for me this year! I woke up the other day and realized that I’m doing pretty well for myself, professionally speaking.  I just updated my calendar to reflect Carrie Koffman’s performance of Say Nothing, as well as put in the tentative information about the premiere of TWEAK that’s coming up in April with… Read more →

The Hartt School’s…

…Saxophone Studio will be performing my piece for fourteen (that’s right, fourteen!) saxophones, Say Nothing, at the North American Saxophone Alliance regional conference in West Point, NY on March 18 – 19.  Carrie Koffman, the saxophone professor at The Hartt School and the commissioner of the piece, will be performing it for a third time.  Repeat performances give you a… Read more →

Mysteries of the Macabre on Vimeo

Check out the title track to Beta Collide’s new Album, Psst…Psst! This is an arrangement of Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre; I wish much more of music was like this! Mysteries of the Macabre on Vimeo on Vimeo via Mysteries of the Macabre on Vimeo. Read more →