Category: News

Testing Sound Cloud

I’ve had an ongoing question about how to present large audio files on this site. Right now I’ve got small ones hosted myself that play as simple streaming files. For larger files, easier sharing, and on the general principle that you should embed media, not host it, I’m trying out...

Emerging Voices Project

Zachary Herchen and Elisabeth Halliday are launching a commissioning and recording project called Emerging Voices. Both No Signal alumni, they’re commissioning a couple new pieces for soprano and saxophone, including from Adam Knauss – another No Signal alum. George Lam of Rhymes With Opera and Kathleen Bader are also writing...

Cucumbers and Gin: Kickstarter Project is a go!

Cucumbers and Gin: Kickstarter Project is a go!

Cucumbers & Gin just kicked off its fundraising period – we’re finishing on Christmas Eve, and with your help we’ll be able to make a great recording and performance film. I’ve just joined my family for Thanksgiving, but wherever you are, please check out our project and our great rewards:

Starting Sound Check

I’m here at 92YTribeca and we’re starting sound check for tonight’s launch of the Meet The Composer Studio. It’s going to be great. Also, mtcstudio.org is now live! Check it out, tell me what you think, watch the videos of our composers, and support their work and get cool stuff...

Summer’s Twilight video libretto

Earlier this month Rose Ginsberg and I got together a group of actors to workshop some mime sections of Summer’s Twilight. We spent the afternoon trying out different things, working scenes till they gelled, and filming the process to create a kind of video libretto. The filming was as low-key...

November 15th is the day

November 15th is the day we launch the Meet The Composer Studio at 92YTribeca. It’s been a long year of hard work. I’ve been learning a ton of new skills, from web marketing to commissioning contracts to nuts-and-bolts web analysis and UI design. I’m really proud of the work everyone...

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....