Well, looks like another year has nearly gone by without an update! Not for lack of activity; rather the contrary. Between work, writing, and raising a family, time for updates have become scarce! Here's what's new:
The Boulder Symphony gave an electric premiere of a short fanfare, Every of the Time, last September. Audio can be heard to the left.
Mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Butcher and pianist Christopher Narloch included me in collaborative collective of composers to write 1-minute responses to movements of Schoenberg's Book of Hanging Gardens. The piece was premiered in November, but will receive another performance in March.
HASCO Duo's Amanda DeBoer Bartlett and Jesse Langen will revive Basic Lands on February 23 as part DePaul University's New Music DePaul concert series.
A new work for The Syndicate for the New Arts will be premiered on newly-minted local new music initiative CUSP's inaugural festival this June.
As part of a course I facilitate, I require my composition students to write new music for my keyboard students. I'll be providing some new pieces on this collaborative concert this year, a set of three works called Three Sacred Spaces. Performance date was May 2, 2018.
In collaboration with the Baldwin-Wallace Symphonic Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Brendan Caldwell, and Mezzo-soprano faculty Nancy Maultsby, a new work will be written for the FA2018 opening concert. Themes of humanity's relationship to each other, nature, and the cosmos will be explored.