I was recently offered an artist residency from the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. In April, I will be working on a new piece for pianist Keith Kirchoff at Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming, right on the edge of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains.
This will be my first time composing in the American West, and I'm excited to be inspired by the natural beauty of this part of the country.
HackPolitik in the news
HackPolitik, my evening-length electroacoustic ballet composed in collaboration with Juventas New Music Ensemble and the People Movers contemporary dance, received two
fantastic premiere performances in November, and received this glowing review
from the Boston Musical Intelligencer.
The ballet has been the subject of recent feature articles and interviews in
The Clyde Fitch Report, and
The Daily Dot, among others.
It's very exciting to see such a wide response to this ambitious collaboration, and follow up performances in New York City are currently in-the-works!
Stay tuned for video recordings of the premiere . . .
Premiere by Solar Winds
Solar Winds premiered Danzas Mecánicas at Brandeis University's Slosberg Hall in November, alongside works by Reicha, Cage, Berio, and Fine.
The Justice's review of the piece had this to say:
"[Danzas Mecánicas] was modern but not overly inscrutable, experimental yet cohesive . . . The harsh dissonances and rhythms, slightly more syncopated and abstract
than tango, fit in nicely with the dark humor from the Berio piece -- a serious musicality, with a bit of humor in spite of its tone." - -
full review here