Category: Performances

The Burial of the Dead with The Sound Ensemble

Yes, that’s the same picture of The Sound Ensemble. Jim Holt is a good photographer. The concert is this Saturday, 7 PM, at the Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. You should come out and hear it. Here’s the Live Music Project listing with more details. I went...

First Dorico Project and an Orchestra Performance

I just finished my first project with Dorico, and I want to tell you about it. It’s a new orchestration of The Burial of the Dead for The Sound Ensemble; the concert is on March 4 in Seattle. Come hear it. The photo above, taken by James Holt, is of...

User Testing, Play Testing, and Composing Music

My friends who mastermind the arts salon/dinner party series With Interesting People were kind enough to let me run an experiment on their guests last night. (Btw, the photo is of dates stuffed with goat cheese and almonds, alongside some mango & persimmon, all drizzled with honey. The chef, Phil...

Awesome Premiere

I have now been described in print, in Dutch, without my having submitted a bio in any language. The venue for yesterday’s premiere of Finishing The Rose had very short notice that I was coming to the performance, and managed to sneak in a hastily written bio that they assembled...

Finishing the Rose is Finished!

Thanks first to the commissioning consortium without whom this project wouldn’t have happened, and you wouldn’t have a chance to hear the piece performed so many times in the next year: Ian Richter Hanna Van Rooijen Zachary Herchen Elisabeth Halliday Ben Learish Sean Meyers Tyrone Page Ana Kupstas Thanks especially...

Composing on Trello

I’ve never written a piece using a project management tool before. It’s almost certainly not for everyone, but I totally love it. The best part is being able to easily sort & rearrange my notes. With a paper notebook, or loose paper, you can’t move individual sentences around. I tend...

Con Vivo’s Fall Concerts

Since moving to Jersey City in 2009, I’ve become more and more involved in the city’s cultural scene, and I’ve been constantly impressed by the warmth, community, and raw talent that our city has to offer. A while back, Zach Herchen took over as artistic director of Con Vivo Music,...

The Seafarer to screen at CSU Fullerton

CSU Fullerton is hosting a fascinating festival of new music that incorporates images and text. Performances by Elliott Sharp, the Either/Or ensembles, and Carla Kihlstedt are going to be amazing. And on Saturday night, February 28th, the festival is screening four hours of films and video art that incorporate words...

Employees Must Wash Haiku (live)

Elisabeth Halliday does an incredible job with these little songs/jokes/micro-comedy-routines. These haiku are legally acceptable replacements for “employees must wash hands” signs in restaurants. We learned that when Journeyman posted them in their own bathrooms in Somerville, MA. P.s. Go eat at Journeyman if you’re anywhere near there. They’re a...

Write After Reading

Last Saturday we did a development reading of Summer’s Twilight at Art House in Jersey City. It was an awesome event, with lots of amazing people doing really fun things. Plus everyone liked my food! Or at least, I got enough compliments that seemed sincere enough to me that I’ll...

Thank you to Choc-O-Pain’s new location!

I want to talk about our bread sponsor for the Summer’s Twilight reading this Saturday. Choc-O-Pain are a new addition to the Van Vorst Park & Harsimus Cove neighborhoods in Jersey City, but oh my god are they welcome. They’re the second store of a bakery based in Hoboken, and...

Sketching Summer’s Twilight

Sketching Summer’s Twilight 7:30 PM – Saturday, May 4, 2013 Art House Productions Hamilton Square, 1 McWilliams Place Jersey City, NJ RSVP on Facebook (if you like) Development Reading Time! It’s time for another development reading of Summer’s Twilight! I’ve made a lot of changes since our last reading. Oberon...