The Jerome Fund for New Music (JFund)

Posted by On Dec 03, 2016 In Blog writings

I’m thrilled to  announce that I have been awarded the Jerome Foundation Commissioning Grant from the American Composers Forum. My new piece “Breathe” written for 2 pianos, electronics and spoken narration, will be premiered by Isabelle ‘Izzy’ O’Connell and Kathleen Supove in New York City on the 26th of January, 2017. Because of this grant, I will be traveling to South Africa sometime after New Year’s to interview my good friend Alice, as she talks about her life and experience with Cystic Fibrosis. I’ve also spent time talking with professionals from the CF Trust in the UK, so the research so far is quite insightful and humbling.

Psappha Composer Scheme

Posted by On Dec 03, 2016 In Blog writings

I’ve been commissioned by Psappha Ensemble to write a new work for percussion and electronics, Invocation, to be recorded by Tim Williams at Hallé St. Michaels on 5 April, 2017

LSO’s Soundhub Composer Scheme

Posted by On Mar 05, 2016 In Concert Writings

I was selected as an Associate Member with the London Symphony Orchestra’s Composer Soundhub Scheme from 2015-2017.  I recently made my debut broadcast curating with LSO’S Resonance FM from 23 January, 2016.  I’ll be continuing my broadcast series throughout 2016 and 2017, interviewing American composers.

Bang on a Can Summer Festival

Posted by On Mar 05, 2016 In Concert Writings

I’m very excited to announce that I was selected as a composer for the 15th Bang on a Can Summer Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA.  I’ll be writing a new piece for a world premiere on 30 July, 2016.

OK Music Festival

Posted by On Mar 05, 2016 In Concert Writings

Fantasia on a Lament will have it’s Mid West premiere at the OK Electric Festival on 9 April, 2016, performed by Sarah Evans.  The festival will be curated by colleague/friend Noam Faingold.

Spring/Summer 2015: Americuration Series

Posted by On Apr 02, 2015 In Concert Writings

I’ve recently changed the blog page of my website into a news bulletin, as I don’t really write that much pertaining to topics and subject matters in concert music.  This Spring I am curating with Nonclassical, called Americuration, as part of its Hackney Classical series at The Russet in Shoreditch, East London.  I am also curating with San Francisco colleague and composer Jon Russell.  I’ll have a bunch of pieces performed, with one commission from the Marsyas Trio.  Please refer here for the future concert dates at The Russet.

4 October, 2015: Pasimusic Festival

Posted by On Apr 02, 2015 In Concert Writings

I will be writing a new work for the MikroEnsemble at the Pasimusic Festival, to be premiered on 4 October, 2015, at the Kuopio Music Centre, in Kuopio, Finland.

1 November, 2015: SFCM Faculty Artists Series

Posted by On Apr 02, 2015 In Concert Writings

To celebrate David Conte‘s 60th birthday, I’ve been asked to write a short piano work (Frozen in Ecstasy) based on Chopin’s Prelude in E Major, as 24 of his students (past and current) have been selected to write a new piece, based on each key from all 24 preludes.  This will take place on 1 November, 2015, at the SFCM Concert Hall.  Pianist TBA shortly.