For those of you in New York I invite you to hear my recent piano work una lluvia fuerte con Mezcal (A hard rain with mescal) being performed by Kathleen Supove as part of her Dimena Concert on June 8 and on July 15 cellist Madeleine Shapiro will be performing my work despues de los humanos (after humans) with video by Jacek Kolasinski as part of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. More on the June 8 concert here and for the July 15 3:00 PM concert here.
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.
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.