New Releases, New ProjectsIt's going to be a busy summer! I am currently working on a new piece for piano and electronics, for my good friend Keith Kirchoff. Keith is going to tour my peice, along with other new works by Scott Miller, Joshua Clausen, Benjamin Taylor, Miguel Chuaqui, Adam Vidiksis, all over the country in the 2014-15 concert season. He'll be premiering the piece, entitled Studies in Momentum on his new concert series (Original Gravity) in July (which pairs a local composer with a local homebrewer, for a sensorial evening of new music and craft beer. Brilliant, right?). There will be some of my bassoon+electronics pieces on the program, as well the Boston premiere of Impulse Control (commissioned by the Barlow Endowment in 2012). Also on my desk is a new piece for flute and electronics, for flutist Orlando Cela. Orlando will be heading up a consortium of flutists from around the world to perform this new piece next season.
I'm also finishing up a new wind ensemble piece, entitled Hivemind, which will be premiered by a group of American, Australian, and Italian in Verona and Venice in July under the baton of John Patrick Lynch. John recently programmed the world premiere of my winds arrangmenet of Slant Apparatus at the University of Georgia, and I jumped at the opportunity to write him a new piece for the Sydney Conservatory's inagural Estivo festival. I'm also beginning a new work commissioned by the Emory University Wind Ensemble: an action-packed concert opener that will share the program with the premiere of Joseph Schwantner's Concerto for Wind Orchestra. Conductor Nikk Pilato will lead the premiere in Spring, 2015.
The studio recording of HackPolitik, produced at the immaculate WGBH Fraser Studio in Boston with Juventas New Music Ensemble, is slated for a June 24th release on Innova Records. The album will also be available on iTunes, Amazon, Naxos, and a variety of other digital music sources. The album will also be for sale at the upcoming performances of HackPolitik at the Syracuse Fringe Festival in June, and the NYC Here Space in July.
I'm also thrilled to announce an upcoming release of Transverse Fractures, recorded by Orlando Cela and Christina Wright-Ivanova, on New Dynamic Records. The album, which should be available in early 2015, also features music by some of the immensely talented faculty composers at Indiana University Southeast. Keep an eye out for it!