I will be running a composition workshop in Assisi, Italy as part of the Suono Sacro Festival July 12 through 25. During the 2 weeks I will be working with up to 12 composers as they create a new piece for the Suono Sacro Ensemble in residence at the festival. These new works will be read and recorded by the ensemble and a number of them will be performed during the festival. The workshop is part of the Study Abroad offerings at Florida International University and is open to all advanced undergraduate students and graduate students from any institution. More information here
The New Music Miami ISCM Festival opens tomorrow Friday, January 16 with a performance by the Chicago based Fonema Consort. They will be performing works by Joan Arnau Pamies, Shawn Lucas, Pablo Santiago Chin, and the South Florida premiere of my work entre Michigan y Jefferson. More here
On December 4th I will be celebrating my 60th birthday year with a retrospective concert and CD signing party taking place at FIU’s CARTA Miami Beach Urban Studios. The event will feature my friends the Amernet string quartet, bassist Luis Gomez Imbert, and guitarist Mesut Ozgen. The evening will start with a pre-concert reception including drinks and hors d’oeuvres followed by a post concert champagne toast and CD signing. The CD Auschwitz (nunca se olvidaran) on Toccata Classics and my most recent will be on sale before and after the concert with proceeds going to fund a scholarship for a talented FIU music composition student. An invitation will be going out soon with RSVP requested. I hope to see many of you there.
I will be presenting lectures on my music and aesthetics at York University on November 11 and the University of Birmingham on November 12 in the UK. From there I will travel to Madrid, Spain for the premiere of my new work pentimento by the Nuevo Ensemble de Segovia at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes on November 15.