Category: News

Summer’s Twilight mime experiment

Next Saturday Rose Ginsberg and I are running what we think is a really cool experiment to help with Summer’s Twilight (my current big project and an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream). I’m writing a mime section at the opening of the piece, kind of like the dumbshows that...

Seafarer Old English recording

I’m still on a quest for an Old English reading of the Seafarer to post to this site to help give people some context for my piece. But there’s progress! Heather Thompson, of Caedmon Tutorials found this page from WW Norton. As part of their Norton Anthology of English Literature...

The Seafarer audio recording

The Seafarer audio recording

A lot of people have been coming finding this site while looking for information about the Anlgo-Saxon poem, The Seafarer. I set the first half of the poem (in Burton Raffel’s magical translation) for acting cello, and a film version of the piece is nearing completion. (I swear! color, titles,...

Prelaunch page is up!

Pardon the quick post, the plane’s about to take off. But I had to post about this. I’ve been working on the Meet The Composer Studio all year, and while we can’t announce much yet, I can tell you we’ve got some great stuff up our sleeves. Here’s the link:...

The clock is no longer ticking!

Well, technically it’s still ticking until Saturday evening, but the big news is that Passchendaele made its goal on Kickstarter, as you can see in the widget below. It’s been a fun ride, figuring out how to make sure we hit that goal, how to focus some of our marketing....

The clock is ticking…..

Thesia Arts, where I’m Collaborating Producer, just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Passchendaele, a play running at this summer’s NY International Fringe Festival. There are some great rewards in the project, including tickets to the show and, for the high rollers out there, the chance to be an Executive Producer...

New Recording of Crystal Tresses!

Greg Jukes made this new recording on my actual birthday last month – June 6. (By the way, that’s also D-day and the birthday of Tetris.) The piece, Crystal Tresses in the Sky is a short vibraphone solo he commissioned a couple years back. It’s something he can take on...

Very busy couple of weeks

June 5, the day before my birthday, Mike Feldman and I sat down with Zach Herchen to go over his latest sound design work for Seafarer. It’s fantastic. The world of the film was starting to emerge in the last round, but this time he really got into the details,...

Greg Jukes and a new recording of Crystal Tresses

Today is my birthday, and Greg got me an awesome present. Today he’s playing the vibraphone solo I wrote for him, Crystal Tresses in the Sky in Evansville. He commissioned the work a couple years ago, and played a couple times when we were both back at Peabody. He’s gotten...

Robert’s singing my song this Saturday

Robert Maril is just plain awesome, in case you were wondering. He’s stepped in at the last minute to sing my setting of He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven this Saturday. It’s a sweet little love song, and even though it’s so short it’s one of my favorite things...