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Monthly Archives: October 2006



Saturday night was my only dive into New York’s Octoberfest Adult Swim of Steve Reich — and that would be the LA Master Chorale’s performance at Tully, where Better Half and The Wild Koba and I went to bathe in the gloriousness that is Tehillim. It’s never ever enough, though. Like a junkie’s fix, I [...]



I received my Boosey & Hawkes Newsletter the other day — always a good read, but one article caught my eye immediately. It’s a piece headlined “B&H Composers On Myspace”, and it details how several of their biggest names now have myspace pages: Now even B&H composers can get invitations to join “webcam groups” [...]


Pleased to announce we’ve added Florida State University Wind Orchestra, directed by Richard Clary as a co-commissioner to the Flute Concertino consortium. I’ve also uploaded a page for my song-collection in progress, Found Postcards, written in collaboration with playwright Gary Winter, 3 songs of which premiered earlier this month, with soprano Emily Martin, and pianist [...]

Oh whyo whyo whyo


It was not quiet week in Bowling Green, my new favorite town in Northwestern Ohio. The pre-game was of course getting to hang with my BCM Brother, Maestro SB, (Bowling Green State University’s Visiting Artist in Residence) Steve-o’s own MM, and BGSU’s chili-peppered Prof Ken Thompson. Aside from the postseason baseball viewing, complete with wings [...]



I’m off to the 27th Annual New Music and Art Festival at Bowling Green State University, where Saturday night the BGSU Graduate Quartet will perform my string quartet, Wapwallopen. It will be a fun week, as I join SB (BGSU Visiting Artist in Residence) there, and between the two of us, we will surely crack [...]

Story re-told


Since the nifty performance database is back up and swinging (apologies for the baseball metaphor—as long as My Mets are cruising they’re going to continue), I’ve added one to the list I’m particularly pleased about. Thanks to Ken Thompson at Bowling Green State University, this would be the BGSU New Music Ensemble’s upcoming performance of [...]



Ever notice there are no photos in this notebook? It’s a choice. But sometimes, mere words can’t do justice. Like when Better Halves buy gifts like these for their husbands… Yes, it is what it looks like. That’s an actual NYC subway sign hanging above my piano. The very signage which inspired a certain piece [...]