Please forgive the second newsletter in two weeks (I try not to make a habit of it), but I want to alert you that my new EP, The Air Suspended, is out today on New Focus Recordings. You can buy or stream it from your favorite platform here, but I encourage you to buy a download or limited edition CD from Bandcamp; all the proceeds go to the artists and label today.
The EP features my piano concerto, The Air Suspended, commissioned and premiered by Shai Wosner in 2019 and Why Was Born Between Mirrors?, a sextet performed by Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. Both pieces are inspired by the writing of Ben Lerner, and—necessity being the mother of invention during the Covid-19 pandemic—feature recordings of multitracked musicians flung all over the world. The Argus Quartet (in four multiple overdubs) along with Pat Swoboda perform the orchestral accompaniment to Shai Wosner’s playing. Here’s a score-follow video of the piano concerto:
Mirrors (commissioned by Latitude 49, PNME, and Sentieri Selvaggi) features suspended flower pots and a prepared piano. You can watch a score-follow here:
I really hope you are able to check it out!
As a bonus, Chelsea Lane releases a new recording of my piano and electronics piece, Hoyt–Schermerhorn, in a new version for harp and electronics (score available at this link). You can listen to Chelsea’s recording here:
Thanks, as always, for reading!