2019 was quite an amazing year! I’ve set a personal record for the amount of work that I produced, which means a lot to me since balancing composing along with other work continues to be a challenge over the years. But I am embracing the journey and cherishing progress, not perfection! I completed six pieces … More What a year!
Last week, Joan Tower visited the University of Redlands as part of the Frederick Loewe Symposium in American Music. Like many other students in the music department, I never grew tired of the humor and wittiness she brought to every event, whether it was a performance of her music, a panel discussion, or masterclass. As … More Freefalling Through Time
Jhula Jhule, by Reena Esmail, for violin and piano The Blue Room, by Reena Esmail, for violin and orchestra Piano Quintet, by Reena Esmail Sinfonietta, by Daniel Eichenbaum, for string quartet and wind ensemble Myself and the resistance of wine, by Amir Sadeghi Konjani, for solo harp Hijab Initiation No. 2, by Amir Sadeghi Konjani, … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: September 7, 2013
I had been on a bimonthly schedule for Cool Stuff, but this time around I couldn’t help but share earlier. Enjoy! Phantoms, by Natalie Moller, for saxophone quartet Bulgarity, by Annika K. Socolofsky, for saxophone quartet Sax Machine, by Joseph Prestamo, for saxophone quartet Howler Back, by Zack Browning, for saxophone quartet Speed Metal Organum … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: August 24, 2013
Violin Concerto, by Steven R. Gerber, for violin and orchestra Viola Concerto, by Steven R. Gerber, for viola and orchestra Sarabandoid, by Phillip Martin, for cello and piano String Quartet, by Mario Godoy
Blow It Up, Start Again, by Jonathan Newman, for orchestra (or wind ensemble) Trajectory, by Nicole Chamberlain, for two flutes and cello Auras, by Keith Kusterer, for orchestra Basselek, by Florent Ghys, for guitars Ende, by Louis Andriessen, for two alto recorders played simultaneously
As you can see, I’ve been really into listening to percussion and choir lately. Some of these are repeats, but why not. Concerto for Marimba and Choir, by Gene Koshinski Alloy, by Andy Akiho, for steel pan ensemble Tehillim, by Steve Reich, for voices and ensemble The Desert music, by Steve Reich, for amplified voices … More Cool Stuff I’m Listening To: July 6, 2013