James L Knight Foundation Challenge Grant

I am extremely humbled to have received a Knight Foundation Challenge grant for the creation of a new multidisciplinary work on the theme of sea level rise. The site specific evening long work to include video, electronics, instrumentalists, singers, and dancers, is being created in collaboration with a very talented group of colleagues including visual artist Jacek Kolasinski, architect John Stuart, poet Campbell McGrath, choreographer Augusto Soledade, and Faena Art. The work is tentatively scheduled for premiere in December 2017. More

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Auschwitz (nunca se olvdarán) receives Latin Grammy nomination

Very honored and humbled to know that my work Auschwitz (nunca se olvdarán) released on Toccata Classics was one of 6 nominated works in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category of the Latin Grammys. The winner will be announced on November 19 at the Latin Grammy ceremony being held in Las Vegas. More here

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

Premiere of my work for bass clarinet and fixed media by composer performer extra ordinaire Jorge Variego in March. The work was written at the Visby International Centre for Composers on the island of Gotland, Sweden in August

Premiere of my work una lluvia fuete (con mezcal) a hard rain (with mezcal) by virtuoso pianist Kathleen Supove this March at the New Music Miami Festival

Premiere of a new piano quartet April 4 at a concert of music by Cuban composers being held at Symphony Space in NYC. The work was written for the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble who will be performing the premiere

Premiere of my work for string quartet and orchestra with the Miami Symphony Orchestra and the Cuarteto Latinamericano April 9 and 10 in Miami

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 April 15 at the New Music Miami Festival

I will be lecturing on my work and presenting master classes at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) in April

A performance of my In Memoriam Earle Brown by the Simon Bolivar Orchestra at the Festival Latinoamericano de Musica being held May 22 – 30 in Caracas, Venezuela

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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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