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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Status update (expanded edition)


As others have noted: the rise of The Facebook and The Twitter has made notebook-ing significantly more difficult. Because let’s face it, if one has something interesting to say, you can probably say it in one or two sentences. And, even more likely, in 140 characters. But since one of my current projects is shaping [...]

news 10/26/09


A beautiful new live recording of Symphony No. 1, My Hands Are a City is now online. My thanks to the amazing Florida State University Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Richard Clary.


Tonight: Richard Clary conducts The Florida State University Wind Orchestra premiere of Symphony No. 1, My Hands Are a City in Tallahassee…and Scott Stewart conducts the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony‘s 2nd performance of As the scent of spring rain…

Gesamtkunstwerk (with ghouls)


I mentioned this Spring about working on an opera during my residency at the MacDowell Colony; today I officially posted the score and information for our completed excerpts. These represent the first three scenes—more or less the first 25 minutes of the piece—sans a brief orchestral prologue which still sits on my desk in sketch-form. [...]


Excerpts from Carnival of Souls, an opera in two acts, are now online. The page includes perusal score and synopsis, as well as the project’s history and development.