In a Grove Album Release
I am very, very excited to announce the release of IN A GROVE, a new opera written with librettist Stephanie Fleischmann coming out on July 7 on In a Circle Records. The album features Lindsay Kesselman, Chunyuan Liu, Andrew Turner, John Taylor Ward and Metropolis Ensemble was produced by Mike Tierney, Andrew Cyr, and myself. On this album, we’ve gone further than ever…Read More
The Air Suspended EP, out now!
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…Read More
“In A Grove” Midwestern Premiere Tonight, and More
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…Read More
“A Body, Moving” video premiere
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.Read More
Liminal Highway — The Sax Video!
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!Read More
The year ahead — world premieres, In a Grove midwest production, and more
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.…Read More
Liminal Highway, saxophone edition
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…Read More
Johannes Moser Album feat. Exhalation
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.Read More
Stream In A Grove!
The entire production of In A Grove is now available on YouTube!Read More
Rave Reviews for “In a Grove,” and Seven Upcoming Premières
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.…Read More