Category: Performances

Prufrock tomorrow, Gershwin Hotel, 3 PM

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...

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...

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...

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...

Busy Week

Busy Week

This has been a busy, busy week. Last Thursday, the film version of The Seafarer screened at a Thesia Arts event.  The film, not quite finished, was very well received. It was screened in the company of about a half dozen other films, including experimental mixed media animation, a pop...

Zach Herchen playing at the Stone

Zach Herchen playing at the Stone

Just a reminder for everyone – next Wednesday (March 3rd, 2010, 10 PM) Zach Herchen is going to play a bunch of awesome new pieces for saxophone at The Stone. Among them is the piece I wrote for Zach, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, which sets the poem of...

The Seafarer – screening at White Rabbit 2-25

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...

Junior Bach

Junior Bach

This Friday is the Junior Bach concert at Peabody. I haven’t written about the program in a while, but getting Junior Bach up an running is one of my proudest accomplishments. This is a Peabody magazine article about the program, and this video celebrating Peabody’s 150th anniversary describes the program...

Summer’s Twilight reading post-game

Summer’s Twilight reading post-game

That went fantastically well. The performance was great, the audience gave very useful feedback on the piece and where to go next, and everything went incredibly smoothly. We had an audience of about thirty, which is pretty good for thirty minutes of opera in a library auditorium during the first...

Summer’s Twilight Reading – 12/5 Details

Summer’s Twilight is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The piece tells the story of the four lovers, Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius and Helena, as their romantic troubles lead them out into the forest, where the fairy, Puck, and his king, Oberon, wait ready to meddle. Part opera,...