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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Nippon Newman


It’s probably not surprising to hear that I had a terrific time in Japan (Japan = Awesome. I took some 400 photos to prove it), and that everyone involved with the 2008 Japan Wind Ensemble Conductor’s Conference in Kurashiki are terrific people with scary talent. NAKATA-san (tenor saxophonist with the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra) is [...]


Last week: a terrific residency at Texas State University-San Marcos, featuring performances of Avenue X (led by Caroline Beatty), Moon by Night, and a premiere performance of My Hands Are a City conducted by co-commissioner Rod Schueller. This week: a residency at Arizona State University, where Gary Hill conducts his ensembles in performances of As [...]


Tonight at Town Hall, the NY Premiere of Concertino for flute solo, chamber winds, and piano, with the Boston University Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Richard Cornell with flutist Elsbieta Brandys, as part of my alma mater’s InCite Festival.

direct flight


I leave for Japan today – and begin the journey that culminates in the world premiere (actually means world this time) of Climbing Parnassus, at the 2008 Japan Wind Ensemble Conductor’s Conference in Kurashiki, as a guest of my friends from the “Heartful Winds”, Nagoya Wind Symphony, Tokyo Kosei Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble KANADE. Upon [...]


This week I’ll be in Japan as a guest of the Japan Wind Ensemble Conductor’s Conference, where Climbing Parnassus, a new work co-commissioned by “The Heartful Winds”, Nagoya Wind Symphony, Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble KANADE will premiere on the final concert of the festival with a special ensemble combining all the commissioners.