This February 21st, 2014, I’ll be back home again in Indiana as a guest of my alma mater, Wabash College. Wabash will be presenting a Symposium on Music in the Liberal Arts, and they asked me to speak about my work as a composer. I countered with the offer to write a piece for performance, instead of boring people by blathering on about my music. They agreed, and I contacted my old piano teacher and friend, Diane Norton, to see if she would be interested in playing a new work. She suggested I write for piano and cello so that she could play with a colleague. I loved the idea. So, my talk will include a performance of my new work, entitled 3 Phantasies, along with a discussion of how composers work alone and in collaboration with the performers of their works. I hope it will be an interesting talk. And, I’m hoping that the audience will ask lots of questions of the 2 performers, Kristen Strandberg and Diane Norton. (More info about the Symposium)
This Spring, I'll be writing a work for the Quintet of the Americas. Performances to be announced.
Later in the year, I'll be composing new works for Counter(Induction and for the Iktus Percussion Ensemble. Performance dates to be announced.