Tag: New Music

I was on…

…Twitter today, and noticed a retweet by @altclassical, from composer/curator Judd Greenstein, regarding an article published in New York Magazine.  In it, author Justin Davidson details what he calls the “New New York School” of composers, who are linked by their love of “…amped-up minimalism, percussion-heavy beats, shimmering textures, loops, drones, and washes of electronic color.”  He mentions that these… Read more →

If any of you…

…are in Hartford this Thursday, Carrie Koffman and the Hartt Saxophone Studio are performing my piece for 14 Saxophones, Say Nothing. (Nice website, by the way!)  They will also be performing it at the North American Saxophone Alliance conference in March.  Here’s a recording of what they’re playing: [haiku url=”http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15375722/Say%20Nothing.mp3″ title=”Say Nothing”] Carrie has asked me to give some insight… Read more →

There has been a…

…lot of discussion by classical music folks on Twitter lately regarding the notion of DWG‘s, aka Dead White Guys.  It seems to have grown from talk of how Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic have programmed a number of new works in their season (most notably, Stockhausen’s Gruppen), but have neglected to program music by women and/or non-whites. I’ll… Read more →

Well, I got the…

…results from the Finale/ACF/eighth blackbird Composition Contest, and it turns out that although I wasn’t one of the three finalists, I did make it to the top fifteen that received an honorable mention!  You can check out 8bb’s blog post about the honorable mention here. I’ve got mixed feelings on the whole thing; I really, really, really wanted to make… Read more →

03/10/10

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 →