On my way to Visby Sweden and a 3 week residency at the VICC

Tomorrow Tuesday, August 4, I will be leaving for a 3 week artists residency at the Visby International Composers Center (VICC) on the island of Gotland just off the coast of Sweden. I will be creating a new work for Henry Sparnaay one of the greatest champions and virtuosos of the bass clarinet in the history of the instrument. The piece being written for him and his proteges will be for solo bass clarinet and electronics. I am looking forward to creating the work at the VICC and to it’s eventual premiere later in the coming season.

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ON TAP FOR 2015 – 2016 – Selected Premieres with more info to come

Performance of my works in Chicago October 9 with the Fonema Consort and the Chicago Composers Consortium as well as lectures at Northwester and other universities in the city. More TBA

New work for bass clarinetist Harry Spaarnay and his students being written at the VICC in Visby, Sweden in August as well as piano works being performed by Cecilio Tieles Ferrer in Barcelona in October. More TBA

The premiere of a new work with the Seattle Modern Orchestra and pianist Cristina Valdes with conductor Julia Tai in Seattle, Washington on October 17 with master classes TBA

The performance of my work for Bass Clarinet and Percussion in Mexico City and Puebla in October by the Duplum Duo with Fernando Dominguez and Ivan Manzanilla

The premiere of a new work for 2 guitars and string quartet November 12 at the Instrumenta Festival in Oaxaca, Mexico with Jaime Marquez, Antonio Lopez and the Latin American String Quartet. More TBA

The premiere of a new solo piano work for Kathleen Supove to be premiered at the New Music Miami Festival in March. More TBA

Premiere of a new piano quartet in April for the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble at a concert of music by Cuban composers at Symphony Space in NYC. More TBA

Premiere of my work for string quartet and orchestra with the Miami Symphony Orchestra in April. More TBA

The premiere of a new work for string quartet and clarinet for Michael Norsworthy and the Amernet based on my Distant Wind II for premiere in April at the New Music Miami Festival. More TBA

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Videos and Sound

Please check out the links to YouTube videos of my works in the Video tab listed under Performances as well as links to audio excerpts of some of the CDs listed in the Discography section.

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Miami Summer Music Festival Composition Institute

I will be joining my good friends Bernard Rands and Chinary Ung as part of the composition faculty at the Miami Summer Music Festival June 29 through July 12. The festival will accept up to 12 young emerging composers who will work with the 3 of us and have their works performed by excellent musicians. More information here

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