Edges for large ensemble (0:00), Confessions of St. Augustine for sop, cl, pf (0:43), Like a Fantastic Ague for large ensemble (1:33), Penumbrae for cl, vn, va, vc, pf (2:49), Buffalo Dance for alto sax, pf (3:38), Downward Courses for pf (4:36), Calder Cadences for fl, cl, vn, vc, pf (5:26), Traces for pf (5:57), Edges (6:44), Threnody for cl, va, pf (7:48), Pentimenti for large ensemble (9:23), Penumbrae (10:22).
In February 2017, I was featured as a guest composer at the University of Iowa as the Center for New Music gave the premiere of Pentimenti for large ensemble on a program that also included my Threnody.
In January 2017, I gave a talk entitled "Fifth Amendments: Parallels in the Bach Chorales and the Question of Authenticity" for the University of Utah’s "Fridays with Faculty" series.
In January 2017, the new music ensemble at the Taipei University of the Arts gave a performance of Calder Cadences under the direction of Mei–Fang Lin.
In October 2016, Ensemble Périphérie premiered Threnody for clarinet, viola and piano.
In the fall of 2015, I took a new Visiting Assistant Professor position at the University of Utah, teaching courses in music theory and composition.
Hypallage, written for the 2015 Rapido! Composition Contest, has advanced to the Semi–Final round and will be premiered by the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings on November 15, 2015.
Traces will be performed by pianist Daniel Koppelman at the National Society of Composers, Inc. Conference at the University of Florida in November 2015.
Buffalo Dance for alto saxophone and piano was named winner of the 6th Biennial J.D. Robb International Composers’ Competition 2014. Originally written for world renowned saxophonist Kenneth Tse, Buffalo Dance will be featured on the 2015 J.D. Robb Composers’ Symposium at the University of New Mexico on March 22–25, 2015. Update: A recording of the performance by saxophonist Dustin Hunter and pianist Tzufeng Liu is now available here.
On February 18, 2015, a collaborative mini–concert event called the "Cruci Project" will take place at the Northwestern College Day of Learning in Community. For the project, which I conceived and organized, six composers and several poets were invited to compose short new works and write new poems based on the same set of prints depicting the Crucifixion by artist Eric Robinson. The compositions, all of which were written for flute, alto sax, and cello, include my own Davon kam der Tod so bald.
Penumbrae and Traces was performed on April 17, 2015 at West Virginia University. I have the honor of being guest composer for the week and of being able to work with the student composers at WVU.
Ensemble Périphérie made its October Carnegie Hall debut on October 26, 2013 following successful Spring 2013 concert season which featured works by David Gompper, Louis Karchin, Joseph Dangerfield, and Irina Dubkova. My own Calder Cadences was also featured on this program. The Carnegie concert was part of the DCINY Distinguished Concert Artists Series.
—March 3, 2017: Traces, Dan Koppelman, University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA).
—February 28, 2017: Traces, Dan Koppelman, Furman University (Greenville, SC).
—February 12, 2017: Pentimenti (world premiere), University of Iowa Center for New Music (Iowa City, IA).
—February 12, 2017: Threnody, University of Iowa Center for New Music (Iowa City, IA).
—January 5, 2017: Calder Cadences, Taipei National University of the Arts (Taipei, Taiwan).
BACH RESEARCH NEWS
The first draft of my new edition of the Bach chorales is complete! This new edition has several advantages over the commonly–used Riemenschneider edition — each chorale is presented with original German text and with detailed contextual information. To learn more, go here.
I have launched www.bach–chorales.com, a new website devoted to the Bach chorales. While still under construction, I have already migrated most of my Bach chorale resources.