New Recording of The Burial of the Dead

Huge thanks and congratulations to The Sound Ensemble for making this recording of their live performance of the chamber orchestra version of The Burial of the Dead! They did a fantastic job. If you have a chance to see one of their shows, definitely do it. They choose great, interesting repertoire, and the playing is […]

So This is What Prufrock Sounds Like on a Bari…

I’ve been working with Ian Richter for, well, almost five years. That’s a weird thought. In that time he’s been a great collaborator. He’s talented, he’s dedicated, he’s funny, and he plays the hell out of my music. Just this morning he sent me a message saying “hey, so I tried this piece you wrote […]

New video of Summer’s Twilight

This is from the reading we did at Art House Productions on May 4. Thanks especially to Victoria Nece for shooting and editing the video, Mike Feldman for also shooting, and Zach Herchen for recording audio. We’re working on a development process with lots of bits of web video in it, and I’ll be sure […]

No Experiences No. 2

This is a film of a setting of a poem inspired by a tweet by a robot (**Late Update: Okay, it turned out it wasn’t a robot.**). Jason Buckwalter and Kimberly Christie are thoroughly charming, and John Belkot did a great job directing this little film. Victoria Nece did the title sequence and color treatment […]

New Video of Crystal Tresses in the Sky

Greg did this performance at Exapno in July, and the footage has been sitting around on my computer since then. Then I got Premiere Elements and can finally have an easier time dealing with all the concert footage living on my drives…. Yeah… there’s a lot of it. His ensemble, The Fourth Wall, played this […]

New Videos of The Stain of Love!

Jason Buckwalter is awesome. He’s a wonderful singer, he’s funny onstage, and he always does a wonderful job with my music. This performance was at the Mount Vernon Music Space in Baltimore, as part of a concert I organized together with Megan Ihnen and Zachary Herchen called “Everybody We Know, Unplugged.” As you might be […]

This Rough Magic – Prospero & the marimba

Last weekend Rose Ginsberg (director), Ian Rosenbaum (acting marimba), Victoria Nece (visual effects, including the image for this post that you see on the homepage) and I made this video. Rose and I had been meaning to rehearse and film this piece for a while, and we finally made it happen as part of issue […]

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 […]

Watch Cucumbers & Gin

Thanks to the hard work of a lot of brilliant and talented people Cucumbers & Gin is now complete! This project has been an incredible experience, from our Kickstarter campaign, working with backers, through pre-production planning, the incredible day we shot and recorded the project, and through post-production as well, creating an interactive way for […]

Cucumbers & Gin Cocktail Round-up

We’re done! We’ve created seven different custom cocktails each featuring cucumbers and gin for awesome our Kickstarter backers. It was harder and more rewarding than I expected. Both ingredients have very distinctive flavors, and coming up with seven different recipes that a) aren’t horrible and b) aren’t identical wasn’t easy. We created a lot of […]

Final Cocktail: the Shoot My Brother

Shoot my brother. please! Basically, I’m morally obligated to taunt Dennis with his custom cocktail. He’s my brother – I have to. The name of the drink is one thing, but my favorite part is that he has to cut fiddly grapefruit supremes and wrestle with obnoxious plating requirements! This petty triumph, dear reader, is […]

A huge thank you

To Sean for his performance, to Zach for his recording, to Alan, Mike, Kate, Gill, Dave and Ben, our fantastically talented crew, to Gramps and Maxine for welcoming us into their home with all the gear and the noise and the interruption, and to all our backers on Kickstarter for making the whole thing possible. […]