Dear Friends, 

I hope this imminent spring finds you well. I’m writing to share some upcoming performances and announce a new album!

This week, on March 7, Lorelei Ensemble, begins of a tour of Beaufort Scales, my 35-minute oratorio for high voices, live electronics, and video at Yale’s Schwarzman Center and continues it later this month to Pennsylvania and Syracuse.

The album version will be released by Cold Blue Music this coming May 17, and you can pre-order and preview a track right now on Bandcamp. The album will be available as a digital download, CD, and for streaming.

This spring also brings a spate of premieres! My dear friend and ongoing collaborator Tito Muñoz brings my Age of Wire and String to a subscription series with the Phoenix Symphony on March 22, 23, and 24. The work had a first performance in April 2022 and has been extensively revised since then. I’m very excited to share this streamlined edition.

On April 3, my longtime collaborator Lindsay Kesselman will join the the Illinois Wind Symphony and conductor Kevin Geraldi to premiere my first work for this combination, Darkening, Then Brighteninga 17-minute work based on the poetry of Kim Addonizio.And on May 1, I’ll travel to Kalamazoo, Michigan to hear Kasey Shao and Harmony Zhu—two amazing young pianists—premiere my new piece, Uncanny Valleys, for two prepared pianos as part of the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. As always there’s lot of other exciting events to read about on my calendar, here. Thanks so much for reading!Chris