The Quintet of the Americas had commissioned me for a performance in the Spring of 2014, but before I could complete the commission, I suffered a cardiac arrest and severe brain injury. Seven years later, I finally finished the work. T he Queens Council on the arts awarded me grant in 2013-2014; they graciously allowed me to submit the work for the grant 7 years late. Thank you, QCA!
I first met Barbara Oldham and the 5tet of the Americas at the 2012 Queens New Music Festival. They heard a piece of mine that they liked as much as I liked their performance at the festival, so we decided to collaborate. This is my first woodwind quintet.
I am presently working on a song cycle of Audrienne Rich songs for baritone Jeremy Hsu.