Dear Friends, I woke up to some very exciting news yesterday. My most recent album, The Pieces That Fall to Earth, made in collaboration with Wild Up and New Amsterdam Records, was nominated for a Grammy! As you can imagine, I’m absolutely thrilled. A huge amount of collective effort went into the three-year-long process and I’m so thankful in particular to conductor Christopher…

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Beautiful performance of my new piece Why Was I Born Between Mirrors? by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, who also co-commissioned the work. My trusty collaborator Ian Rosenbaum went through about ten different sets of flower pots to find just the right ones.

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Dear Friends, I hope your fall is off to a great start. I’ve been commuting from Brooklyn to Baltimore this semester teaching composition at the Peabody Institute, which has been a lot of fun, and I wanted to let you know about some of the highlights of my coming year. This October, Shai Wosner will…

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My new album, The Pieces That Fall to Earth is now available everywhere albums are found. Here are a few choice press quotes that have come out so far: “A stunning trio of song cycles” — Tom Huizenga, NPR Music’s Top 10 Albums Of July “Absolutely ravishing vocal harmonies, shot through with streaks of sonic…

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Here is a program note that my dear friend, Timo Andres, wrote for new my album, The Pieces That Fall to Earth, available on July 26 from New Amsterdam Records. Christopher Cerrone writes music for human voices which wander and persist through landscapes of cold instrumental sounds. Throughout his vocal works, musical metaphors reinforce poetry…

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Below are the notes for my new percussion quartet concerto, premiering tonight at Chicago’s Symphony Center: In April 2019, my friend Tim Horvath, a novelist, texted me, “Do you know Jane Alison’s Meander, Spiral, Explode? It’s a book that focuses on unusual structural elements in novels.” I always trust Tim’s suggestions, and I tore through…

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The film of Invisible Cities is now available on iTunes and Amazon for purchase or rent! The trailer, along with a brief description of the project, are included in both platforms. To purchase or rent on Amazon, visit HERE

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Dear Friends, Happy Fall! In this strange period of too much humidity and too much twitter, I’m pleased to share my 2018–19 season. We begin in media res, since September is almost over, but going forward, here are some of the highlights: — This November, the LA Phil gives the world premiere of The Insects Became Magnetic, a new work for orchestra and…

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On my new violin concerto, “Breaks and Breaks” for Jennifer Koh and the Detroit Symphony: Everything in 2017—personally, physically, politically—felt harder than usual. And while I am not a political artist by disposition, my work is both inherently and intentionally autobiographical, meaning: that personal is political. Throughout the year, I read and re-read Angels in…

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