Author: Jason

YouTube – Luciano Berio Portrait Part 1

YouTube – Luciano Berio Portrait Part 1. After hearing about my friend Robert Ponto’s Berlin Phil concert he was going to, I went looking for Berio stuff on YouTube.  I found an interesting presentation on the guy.  Check it out!  Like anything having to do with Berio, it’s in a bunch of languages, but at least Berio himself speaks in… Read more →

Recently, I was…

… given the opportunity to write a piece for David Vickerman and the Johns Hopkins University Wind Ensemble.  It was one of the few times that I’ve been asked to write a piece where the idea for the piece just seemed to light up like neon signage.  I’ve been trying to come up with a simple way of talking about… Read more →

It’s been awhile…

…since I’ve written a blog post; I practically had to dust this thing off!  A lot has happened over these past couple of months, and an update is long overdue! I’m writing to you from my new room in Centereach, NY.  For those of you who don’t know where Centereach is, it’s on Long Island, about four miles from Stony… Read more →

Slant of Light Recording

Hey everyone!  After a fine performance by Sospiro, Eugene’s contemporary vocal chamber ensemble, I have a recording of my latest piece, Slant of Light.  The lyrics to the piece can be found here. [haiku url=”″ title=”slant of light”] Give it a listen, and let me know what you all think! Read more →


Do you like singing?  Do you like harmonicas?  Do you like Emily Dickinson?  How about singers singing the poetry of Emily Dickinson AND playing harmonicas?  Sospiro, the Choral New Music Ensemble in Eugene, OR, is premiering my piece, Slant of Light in March.  Details are below. See you there! Read more →