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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 →

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 →