This summer, I sat down with Rob McClure of Adjective New Music for a conversation on my music and composing process. The interview was posted in September on the Lexical Tones Podcast. Take a listen! https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/lexical-tones/e/64090290?autoplay=true
The International Contemporary Ensemble will perform my Piano Trio as part of their residencies at the University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University! The performances will take place on Saturday, October 27th (UNT) and Sunday, October 28th (SMU). If you can make it to either (or both!) of these performances, thank you!
On March 29th, 2005, I gave my final graduate recital in percussion performance. I hung up my mallets and focused my energies on studying composition, figuring I would never perform again in a solo recital setting. I don’t listen very well to myself, apparently. Please join me on March 29th, 2018, as I give myContinue reading “First Solo Recital in 13 Years!”
I was recently interviewed by Anthony Joseph Lanman on his 1 Track Podcast! We discussed my evening-length piece, V: oratio secreta, as well as evening-length pieces in general, different ways of approaching time in a composition, and the influence of literature on my music. I hope you like it! Link to the interview
I was recently interviewed by (newly minted Dr.) Jon Fielder for the KLANG blog! Click here to check out the interview!
The music of Webern should be taught alongside the stories of Lydia Davis.
Saying that the view of “the composer should be free of the expectations of the audience” is analogous to the “Why pass gun laws? Criminals will still get guns” view of gun control is not provocative; it is ignorant, petty, and cheap. Have some respect for your audience. They can make their own interpretationsContinue reading “7 statements.”
Two weeks ago, I received an email from my teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend Ted Rounds. The letter was addressed to many alumni of the percussion studio at Kent State University. In his straightforward and direct manner, Ted explained that he had end-stage cancer. Today, I received word that Ted had peacefully passed away lastContinue reading “In Memoriam Ted Rounds”
Very excited to announce that Essay for Voices will be performed at the 2016 Bowling Green New Music Festival!
Very excited to announce that my Quartet for Oboe, Sax, Trumpet, and Vibraphone will be performed at the first New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival, taking place June 1-4 at the University of Louisiana Monroe. For more information, see the link below! New Music on the Bayou Website