Category Archives: General Thoughts

Concert announcement

May 24, online performance of Jade Dance by Max Lifchitz. Links to the performance will be posted soon.

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New performance

The incomparable pianist Max Lifchitz will perform my Jade Dance for piano solo on Monday, May 24 at 4:00 pm. It will be a virtual performance–details to be announced as soon as I know more.

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I’m still here

It’s been 7 years since I last posted. The reason for this is that on March 31, 2014, I suffered a cardiac arrest–my heart simply stopped beating. I was in Pittsburg, PA for a performance of Three Phantasies when it all … Continue reading

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A Good Problem to Have

Last Friday, Feb. 21, I had the enviable problem of needing to miss the performance of my newest work, 3 Phantasies for Cello and Piano, here in New York City in order to attend a performance of the same work on … Continue reading

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Wabash College Faculty-Alumni Symposium: Back Home Again in Indiana

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 … Continue reading

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Thanks to Parthenia and Random Access Music

  My work Aspects Of A Singlularity for Viol Consort was premiered last weekend, Nov. 8/9 here in NYC. The performing ensemble was the nationally-acclaimed Parthenia Viol Consort. It was a great treat to work with these amazing musicians and to … Continue reading

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Parthenia performs my new work “Aspects Of A Singularity”

            I first met Bev, Lisa, Larry, and Ros of the Parthenia viol consort when they performed at the very first Queens New Music Festival, which RAM–the composers’ collective that I founded–produces. RAM and Parthenia … Continue reading

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Fall, 2013

I’ve got lots on my plate for this upcoming concert season. First up, on October 6, the Astoria Symphony Orchestra will premiere my new work Walamboltz. This work was commissioned by maestro Silas Huff and the ASO. The commission includes use of the work … Continue reading

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Quintet of the Americas

I’m beginning to think that my idea to produce the Queens New Music Festival was  totally self-motivated. My original idea for the festival was that I wanted to promote Queens in the new music world by having lots of groups … Continue reading

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as big as alone

Please join me and my fellow composers of Random Access Music for a concert of our works performed by Tom Piercy and the Gotham Ensemble.  Gotham will perform 6 world premieres, including my work as big as alone for Clarinet and … Continue reading

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