Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: January 14, 2012

Fingerbib, by Richard D. James (Aphex Twin)/arr. Jonathan Newman for Alarm Will Sound The Chairman Dances, by John Adams, for orchestra Mountain Top, by Jacob Ter Veldhuis (JacobTV), for choir, soundtrack, and percussion Afternoon in March, by Gene Koshinski, for marimba solo (Gene is also the winner of ASCAP’s Rudolph Nissim prize–in fact, that’s how … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: January 14, 2012

Updates: Practice, Studies, and Composition–September 7, 2011

I’ve finally got a hold of the scores Lollapalooza by John Adams as well as A Boy and a Girl by Eric Whitacre–yay. I’m looking forward to studying those as soon as I find the time to do so. In the Composition Studio, we’ll also be studying Vox Balaenae by George Crumb, so with those … More Updates: Practice, Studies, and Composition–September 7, 2011

Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: August 13, 2011

Here are the pieces that I recently heard on Q2: Before Sleep and Dreams, by Aaron Jay Kernis, for piano. Armenian Rhapsody No. 3, Alan Hovhaness, for orchestra. Anthem of the Great Spirit: Peace Dance, by Terry Riley, for string quartet. String Quartet No. 1, “White Man Sleeps,” by Kevin Volans, for string quartet. I … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: August 13, 2011