I’m thrilled to announce two big projects.
First, my new album, The Arching Path, is available for pre-order. It will be released on May 21, 2021 by In a Circle Records, and you can preview and pre-order it now via Bandcamp. It features my ongoing collaborators Timo Andres, Ian Rosenbaum, Lindsay Kesselman, and Mingzhe Wang; it has art by Timo, and a beautiful liner note by Jennifer Gersten.
Today is not only Bandcamp Friday, meaning they’re giving 100% of sales to the artists, but it’s also my birthday, so really, you have no other option than to order.
Second, in about one month—13 months after my last live orchestral concert—we’ll see the world premiere ofA Body, Moving, a commission from the Cincinnati Symphony. It is is a concerto grosso for brass and orchestra featuring principal trumpet Robert Sullivan and principal tuba Chris Olka; it was inspired by a poem by Natalie Diaz, “Isn’t the air also a body, moving?” There will be three live (!) performances on April 9, 10, and 11 with small audiences and then a free livestream on April 30th. I hope you can attend or tune in!
You can still catch two recently premiered works, New Addresses for Hub New Music (presented by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music) and the film and digital single of A Natural History of Vacant Lots performed by Andy Meyerson, featuring dance by post:Ballet.
Lastly, I was lucky enough to be featured as one of the Washington Post’s “21 for ’21: Composers and performers who sound like tomorrow,” among many other great colleagues. And because I must mention Timo three times in this email, I will let you know that he is a presenting a film he shot, recorded, and performed of my violin sonata on Sunday, March 7, at the Phillips Collection, with the amazing violinist (and new mom), Rachel Lee Priday.
If you’re still with me: thanks for reading!