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 […]

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 to rehearsal last night for […]

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 Bobby Collins, the music director […]

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 […]

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 […]

Testing Sound Cloud

I’ve had an ongoing question about how to present large audio files on this site. Right now I’ve got small ones hosted myself that play as simple streaming files. For larger files, easier sharing, and on the general principle that you should embed media, not host it, I’m trying out SoundCloud today. They seem pretty […]

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. […]