Saxophone Players are great.

One of the weird side effects of coming out of Peabody is that you get to know a fair number of classical saxophone players who are also bizarrely accomplished recording engineers. Ian Richter is just such a one. I’ve crossed his path before, but the first time I got to know him properly we were […]

Employees Must Wash Haiku

Journeyman is a fantastic restaurant. If you haven’t, go eat there. In the bathrooms at Journeyman you won’t see signs that say “Employees must wash hands”. You’ll see some pretty damned funny haiku nicely framed on the wall which meet the same legal requirement. When I read these haiku I thought one thing: Classical music […]

Cucumbers & Gin, live at Exapno tomorrow night!

Tomorrow night, Sean-David Cunningham is going to perform Cucumbers & Gin live! After all our work on the Kickstarter campaign, on the recording, and on the film, it’s easy to forget that you can also just go up to people and perform for them. The concert’s at the Exapno New Music Community Center, where I’m […]

Prufrock tomorrow, Gershwin Hotel, 3 PM

Tomorrow, as a cap to their rollickingly successful Kickstarter campaign, No Signal alums Zach Herchen and Elisabeth Halliday are giving a concert at the Gershwin Hotel. Tickets are $10. The program includes my piece for Zach, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, which Zach really owns every time he does it. You can hear […]

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 pieces for Zach and Elisabeth. […]

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 the road and perform in […]

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 a bunch better at the […]

The Seafarer – screening at White Rabbit 2-25

Surprise! Thesia Arts will be screening a nearly-finished version of The Seafarer tomorrow night! The event is a fundraiser with screenings of several new short films by up-and-coming filmmakers, a happy hour, etc. This will be the first public viewing for the piece, so if you want to see how we’ve translated this bit of […]