Category: Blog

I’ve been working…

…on this website for a couple of months now, and I’m still not happy with how it’s looking. I have been trying to go with a theme that might imply how I would want my music to sound: something distinctly modern, but with obvious roots in tradition. (You know, it’s funny. I’ve been obsessed with “musical tradition” for years and… Read more →

The Interview Project

I’ve decided to begin an ongoing project of interviewing colleagues. I feel that lots of us unknown-artist-types have a lot to say, we just don’t have a forum to say it. I know what you’re saying: “Isn’t that what a blog is for?” You’re probably right. Blogs have replaced the correspondences and diaries that musicologists and anthropologists used to collect… Read more →

I always have this…

…problem of explaining what I do as a composer.  I’ll be on a date, or out with some people who have no background in music, or in jail after robbing a bank to pay off my student loans, and someone will ask me, “so what do you do / what are you going to school for / why are you… Read more →

I’ve been doing…

…a lot of meditating lately (as much as I can meditate, which for those who know me, is pretty much none…unless by “meditate,” I mean “loudly obsess over with my roommate”…which is kind of what I mean, anyway) on Greg Sandow’s riffs for his book-in-progress, Rebirth: The Future of Classical Music.  If you’re interested in classical music at all and… Read more →

The Culture of the Interrobang | GOOD

The Culture of the Interrobang | GOOD. This was sent to me by one of the extremely talented performers from the 2007 Bowdoin International Music Festival, Wolcott Humphrey.  Wolcott played clarinet on the premiere of my piece, Interrobang (You will listen to a recording of this piece once I get it up on the MUSIC section of my site; coming… Read more →

So I’ve been…

…invited to write a piece for Sospiro New Music Vocal Ensemble, a 22-member vocal group based out of Eugene (really, the University of Oregon).  I’m excited about the prospect of getting to write some more vocal music, as I don’t often get the chance. The piece itself is for four singers (SSAA) plus flute, clarinet, trumpet, and bassoon; us composers… Read more →

Well, it’s been…

…a long time coming, but I’ve finally got a website up!  You’ll have to bear with me for a little while: the DIY website design deal has a steeper learning curve than I imagined, and this site is bound to go through an awkward puberty in front of everyone’s eyes (I’m kind of hoping it doesn’t involve a “goth” phase,… Read more →