Brush Creek Ranch Residency in June

I will be spending June 5 – 19 at the Brush Creek Ranch Foundation residency working on a new composition for viola and chamber orchestra being written for Melia Watras and the Seattle Modern Orchestra for premiere in the spring of 2018. I am looking forward to the dedicated writing time in Wyoming.

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Residency at the Visby International Centre for Composers

I will be spending April 24 through May 8 in residence at the Visby International Centre for Composers on the island of Gotland, Sweden working on the vocal and instrumental parts for the Knight Foundation supported Interdisciplinary work being premiered next Spring at the Faena Forum on Miami Beach.

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Summer Composition Course in Assisi, Italy at the Suono Sacro Festival

I will be presenting a composition course at the Suono Sacro Festival in Assisi, Italy this summer open to students and young professional composers. The course taking place from July 31 to August 6 will include group meetings where the concept of sacred music/spirituality in the 21st century will be discussed including a review of works by Part, Messiaen, Gubaidulina, among others. In addition, students will meet individually in private composition class sessions with me as they create a new work to be rehearsed and performed and recorded in concert by the Suono Sacro Chamber Ensemble during the festival. More information about the cost, housing etc., can be found on the Suono Sacro Festival web page; Information regarding the course and how to apply is here More information regarding the costs, courses, and the festival is located here and here Application forms are available here The last day to apply and pay the full fee is May 21. Applicants can reserve their place with a deposit of 20% of the fee payable at any time. Only the first 10 applicants that are accepted and pay the deposit will be guaranteed their place in the festival.

For more information please contact me by going to the contact page of this web site

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Premieres, recordings, and travel upcoming in the spring

This coming spring my activities include premieres, lectures, an artist residency and the related travel. First of all two new works are receiving world premieres. The first at the Miami International Guitar Festival with guitarist Federico Bonacossa in February followed by a new work for trumpet and amplified resonating bodies for Andrew Kozar at the New Music Miami Festival in April.

Also in February the Malaga Philharmonic will be recording 4 works for a new album, 3 of the works featuring virtuoso soloists Cristina Valdes, Jennifer Choi, and Fernando Dominguez.

In addition to lectures in the US, I will be back in Havana this April participating as guest composer and master artist for the Composition Prize Casa de las Americas and the related Latin American Composition and Performance Workshop.

Later that month I will head back to the island of Gotland off the coast of Sweden and the Visby International Centre for Composers for a 3 week residency where I will continue working on the Knight Foundation Arts Challenge funded evening long interdisciplinary work, a rising tide.

The work which includes electronics, video, movement, and an ensemble of instrumentalists and vocalists, is scheduled for premiere in the spring of 2018 at the Faena Art Forum on Miami Beach. Faena Art is assisting with the funding of the work and providing other support as well. The multifaceted installation/performance work is a collaboration with visual artist Jacek Kolasinski, architect and designer John Stuart, choreographer Augusto Soledade, and poet Campbell McGrath.

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