Author: Kevin

Been a long time since I rock and rolled

Been a long time since I rock and rolled

Once again, sorry for taking so very long away from the blog. I’m having a bit of a difficult time making progress on my work. My relationship of four years ended recently, and it’s rocked me back a bit in terms of my producivity. But enough of that. I’m still...

Back to Arabian Nights

Back to Arabian Nights

It’s been a couple months, but it’s felt like forever. I’ve been away from the play since the run at Theatre Hopkins in Baltimore. Now we’re talking about bringing it back with Harbor Opera in the Spring of 2010. That’s in the very early stages, and I’m preparing some songs...

Working on a play

Working on a play

I’m working as an assistant director/stage manager on my friend Rose’s production of Antigone, which is running at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in Times Square on December 18, 19 and 20, by the way. Technical theatre seems a weird thing to throw yourself into as a composer, and I had...

Writing on the Train

Writing on the Train

Now that I’ve got a full-time job, finding time to write music is not the easiest thing. I’m doing a lot of it on the weekends, when I can dedicate large chunks of time to it, but I’m surprised at how much I can get written on the train. When...

More Summer's Twilight

More Summer's Twilight

Sorry to be away for almost a month – I’ve been moving, starting work at Meet The Composer while still looking for full-time work, going to a wedding in Rhode Island, that sort of thing. It always takes me a little while after a move to feel comfortable enough to...

Back into Midsummer again

Back into Midsummer again

So I’m finally back to work on Summer’s Twilight, my one act opera of Midsummer Nights’ Dream. I’ve been away scoring Theatre Hopkins’ Arabian Nights, and Baltimore Shakespeare Festival’s Twelfth Night, and moving twice, and graduating, and doing a job search, but now I’ve got a few days of lull. Just...

No More Catchy Tunes!

No More Catchy Tunes!

I will not write another catchy tune for a long time. Theatre Hopkins’ Arabian Nights is up, and reviewed very nicely by a Baltimore radio station, and the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival’s Twelfth Night is going up on Friday. This is definitely the summer of straight plays, and when actors sing...

Still not stopping for sleep or food

Still not stopping for sleep or food

Hey team. I’m just checking in again in the middle of my marathon of work. Arabian Nights is finished, and opening a week from Friday. We’ve got a lot of work to do in that time, but luckily the cast is very talented, and very devoted, and I think we’re...

Don't stop working, ever.

Don't stop working, ever.

Sorry for the lack of posting, my life’s gotten a bit ridiculous. I’ve been graduating, moving, looking for a proper day job, etc. Now, although I don’t have the time to be doing this, I wanted to post about the part of my being overworked that is the best: the...

I've got about a week.

I've got about a week.

I have a week to write whatever I want. Next Friday I’m having a long lunch meeting with my director for Arabian Nights to talk about the specifics of what she wants for the music in the play. After that I’m going to be locked in, writing Arabian Nights all...

Arabian Nights – round 1

Arabian Nights – round 1

I’m music directing/composing the Theatre Hopkins production of Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of “The Arabian Nights”. The show goes up in the last three weeks of June, and there’s a lot to do. The play has 83 roles, which I’ve broken down into 13 actors, including two who basically only play...

The Stain of Love is finished

The Stain of Love is finished

I’ve finished, at long last, ‘The Stain of Love’. It’s a song cycle for baritone and piano that Jason Buckwalter commissioned. The text is early William Carlos Williams poems. It’s a little strange that it took me so long to finish the songs. Three songs just didn’t make the cut...