News

March 2020 :

New playlist of experimental folk performances added to the audio section.

I'm also totally recoding the website, with tables converted to divs (making my way into the 21st century!) and many other improvements. Excuse any temporarily dead hyperlinks on this news page.


April 2019 :
More resources added to the international melody archives section.


March 2019 :
New rehearsal recording of Elegy-Meditation for tenor saxophone, viola and piano-percussion added to the audio section.


October 2017 :
New pieces added to the writing page.


September 2017 :
New collections are in the works for piano solo, for percussion solo, and for chamber quartet.


August 2017 :
I've just returned from the 12th annual Bang on a Can Summer Festival in North Adams, Massachusetts where I had the privilege of working closely with some of the most exciting comtemporary composers and musicians for three weeks.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the crowdfunding campaign. I am so grateful.


(image from bangonacan.org)


June 2017 :
New composition recording added to the youtube channel.



third Monophony Study played on a custom 8-string guitar


May 2017 :
I've been selected as one of nine composition fellows for Bang on a Can's 2017 Summer Festival!


(image from bangonacan.org)

The three-week festival takes place at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. In addition to the composition fellows, thirty-three musicians from twelve countries are also participating. The composition faculty consists of Michael Gordon (honored by Guggenheim Foundation, NEA, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters), David Lang (Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Yale faculty) and Julia Wolfe (MacArthur Fellow, Pulitzer Prize, NYU faculty).


May 2017 :
My Passing the Pick and Bow students and I are featured on CBS Sunday Morning!


(video still from cbsnews.com)


The program investigates potential ramifications for rural communities if NEA funding is cut.


May 2017 :
New composition recordings added to the audio page.

Monophony Studies, 2017/18


recorded outdoors with assorted acoustic instruments


May 2017 :
New arrangement of Shorora, Salat' by Armenian legend Komitas added to the youtube channel.



March 2017 :
New composition recordings added to the audio page.

Nocturnal Hours, six piano pieces, 2016


recorded in Pine Mountain Settlement School's chapel


March 2017 :
Improvisations added to the audio page.

Hickory House - Session One: Practice of Prayer


first trio improvisation with Ben Jaffe and Dave Desmeaux
Bed Stuy, Brooklyn; September 2015