Hi Friends, 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…

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Hi Friends, I’m writing to let you know that Northwestern University Opera Theatre will give the Midwestern Premiere of In A Grove tonight and through this weekend, in a new production directed by Joachim Schamberger and conducted by Alan Pierson. There are four performances from November 17-20, in case you’re in the Chicago area. I’ve had a wonderful…

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I’m so lucky and pleased to share this amazing performance by the Cincinnati Symphony, Louis Langree, and soloists Robert Sullivan and Chris Olka. The performance was one of the highlights of the last few years. You can learn more about the piece here.

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The absolutely amazing Julian Velasco has partnered with Nick Zoulek to make this stunning video of the sax version of Liminal Highway. I strongly recommend you check it out!

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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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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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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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