One of my favorite things about Greg Jukes

Is that sometimes he just emails me to say “Hey! I’m playing your piece tomorrow… in Alaska!” Dude. Sweet. That’s his view. Greg’s sweet theatrical ensemble, The Fourth Wall, is the guest artist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks New Music Festival, and they’re playing an awesome program, including Crystal Tresses in the Sky on […]

I Love Public Online Collaboration

It makes composition so much less lonely. Yes, I’m still sitting alone in my house making things up, but other people can chime in and help me think through neat dramatic issues or musical ideas if they want to. And the best part is that they can participate while I’m still technically alone, which means […]

The Fourth Wall Are Making It Up

The Fourth Wall Ensemble are old friends of mine, and I love them dearly. They play instruments and move around a lot on stage. That, in case you missed it, is totally up my alley. They’re uploading a bunch of great little youtube videos that do a lot of work for them all at once. […]

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 […]