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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I am thrilled to see that my mouthful of a song, “I Will Learn How to Love a Person and Then I Will Teach You and Then We Will Know” was named one of The 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2021 by the New York Times. A huge thanks to the supreme new music…

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This is such a unique project! Thrilled to have had my work adapted as a podcast by Patrick Eakin Young as part of Soundworlds. Beautiful words by my collaborator Stephanie Fleischmann and flooting by Tim Munro. Liminal Highway was originally commissioned by Miller Theatre at Columbia University and New Music USA. The podcast episode is…

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Hello friends, I hope you have weathered the recent storms (literal and emotional) and past year.  There’s a lot of exciting projects I’m looking forward to sharing with you this year and releasing all these “quarantine” compositions that are eager to escape my apartment.  A few of my new works include two cello works: Exhalation…

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So thrilled to share this profile done by Seth Colter Walls of the New York Times. He really gets my work and it’s reviewed in a very in-depth fashion. And if that ain’t enough good news for one day, Timo Andres has done an amazing new video and performance of Hoyt–Schermerhorn. Check it out!

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