Hi Friends, Hope you’re staying safe and well. I’m really excited to let you know about some of the upcoming premieres and performances in the year ahead: This week, the remarkable Omega Ensemble gives the Australian premiere of Nervous Systems, a new clarinet quintet jointly commissioned by Omega alongside the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Third Angle New Music, and Chatter.…

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I’m tremendously excited to announce a new version of Liminal Highway for saxophone, premiered by the amazing Chicago-based saxophonist, Julian Velasco. It was incredibly fun to arrange this piece for sax (and harmonicas! and beer bottles!) and it’s out now on Cedille Records. It’s available from all of the major platforms. The score and electronics…

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Here’s the premiere performance of The Last Message Received, performed by the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and Choirs and directed by Donald Nally on April 30, 2022. More information at this link.

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I am excited to announce the release of cellist Johannes Moser’s new album Alone Together, which features my 2021 composition Exhalation for ‘cello (electric or amplified) and live electronics. Available on all major streaming platforms HERE.

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What Divine Instrument What Divine Instrument (2020) for choir and orchestra was premiered by NC State’s Raleigh Civic Symphony and Chamber Orchestra (Peter Askim, conductor) and the NC State Chorale and University Singers (Nathan Leaf, conductor) on April 10th. This work was commissioned by the NC State University Department of Music and the Raleigh Civic…

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I’m happy to share with you the new trailer for In a Grove. Excitingly, Pittsburgh Opera will be presenting the In a Grove video premiere on Sunday, May 15th at 7:00pm via YouTube. Please register at the link below:

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Dear Friends, I hope you are faring well and safe. I’ve just returned from a month in Pittsburgh, where the amazing team from Pittsburgh Opera gave an incredible run of performances of the world premiere production of my new opera, In a Grove, with a libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann, directed by Mary Birnbaum, and conducted by Antony Walker.…

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Hello friends! Just popping in here to say that the reaction to In a Grove has been wildly more positive than I could have imagined. So far it’s been called “brilliant,” (Classical Voice America) “outstanding,” (Pittsburgh Post Gazette) “alluring,” (WSJ)  “world-class,” (onStage Pittsburgh), and “a revelation” (Pittsburgh Quarterly). Most importantly, the audiences have taken to it…

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