For those of you in South Florida in October, I invite you to hear 2 world premieres as well as a Florida premiere of my music written for the performers being featured at the FIU Music Festival. On Thursday, October 13 the FIU Women’s Choir and Wind ensemble present the world premiere of la belleza que es el mar (the beauty that is the sea). If you aren’t in South Florida and/or can’t make it here is a link to the live streaming of the concert http://livestream.com/fiu-som/161013fiuurbanlandscapes
The following Thursday, October 20 the Mexico City Woodwind Quintet presents the word premiere of my work multiple winds in the distance; and on the next day Friday, October 21 clarinetist Fernando Dominguez presents the Florida premiere of my conversaciones con Harry (conversations with Harry) for bass clarinet and electronics all at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center. More information can be found here
In addition to working on the electronics for the large scale interdisciplinary work being funded by the Knight Foundation and several chamber works, this summer I will be completing the music for the documentary film, Liberty Square, being created by Moses Shumow. More information on the premiere screenings to come.
I will be a composer in Residence at the Suono Sacro Festival in Assisi, Italy August 3 – 7 presenting master classes and conducting the chamber ensemble at the festival. If you are in Italy, please check it out here
The Berlin Piano Percussion Ensemble will be recording my work September 2007 (Remembering Morty) for piano and percussion on their Telos CD coming out in October.
My work the Distant Wind II for clarinet and string orchestra will receive its Serbian premiere on October 5 at the opening concert of the 25th International Review of Composers presented by the Composer’s Association of Serbia in Belgrade. More information to follow.
The Mexico City Woodwind Quintet will be premiering a new work being written for them as part of their tour of the US in the fall. Their performance at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center is scheduled for October 20th as part of the 20th year celebration of the FIU School of Music. More information TBA
A new work for the FIU Chamber Winds and Women’s Choir will also be premiered in October at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center also as part of the 20th year celebration of the FIU School of Music. More information TBA
In November I will be in the UK lecturing and attending the performance of my Entanglements for piano trio being performed by the Fidelio Trio on November 8 as part of the 6th London Festival of American Music. More information TBA
Later that month on November 16, I will be conducting the premiere performance of my work Ascending into the Eternal Light for string orchestra at the Havana New Music Festival with the Musica Eterna String Orchestra. My collaborative work Stadluft Macht Frei, with video by Jacek Kolasinski is also scheduled to be presented as part of the festival. More information TBA
Several upcoming premieres for the spring and information regarding the 2017 New Music Miami ISCM Festival will be coming soon…
I will be presenting a lecture on my work and master classes as part of the Festival Latinoamericano de Musica being held in Caracas, Venezuela. My works Conversations with Harry for bass clarinet and fixed media as well as my In Memoriam Earle Brown will be performed by clarinetist Gorgias Sanchez and the Simon Bolivar Orchestra respectively.
Next week on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:00 PM I will be presenting a lecture on my music at the University of California in San Diego. That same day I will be doing master classes for a number of their graduate students. I am very much looking forward to my visit and to seeing friends, colleagues, and meeting the students.