A Presentation (Chicago, 3.11.17)

Gretel Carson of Noise Bias narrates my dystopanopticonspiralytpic video piece A Presentation to the Board at a concert called “Noise Bias made you a mixtape.”

Everything on the concert features prerecorded sound. Other composers included: Kyong Mee Choi, Kelley Sheehan and Kate Soper.

8:30 PM
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Narloch Piano Studio
4636 N Francisco Ave, Chicago, IL

NMG (Bowling Green, OH, 5.11.17 – 5.13.17)

At this year’s New Music Gathering, I’ll be:

a) giving a lecture about my dissertation research on electronic advertising music and sound logos, including the work of Raymond Scott, Eric Siday, Suzanne Ciani and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
3:15 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017

b) participating in a panel on inclusion in new music, along with Elisabeth Blair, Katherine Dubbs, Inti Logan Figgis-Vizueta, Kala Pierson and Evan Williams.
3:30 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017

both at:
BGSU College of Musical Arts
1031 Moore Musical Arts Center, Bowling Green, OH

Inland (Chicago, 5.12.17)

Mabel Kwan performs my piece Inland for melodica and piano (one player!), as part of a joint concert with pianist Matthew McCright.

Also on the program: music by John Coolidge Adams, Linda Buckley, François Couperin, Anthony Donofrio, György Ligeti, Elisabeth Lutyens, Andrea Mazzariello, Gérard Pesson, Stephen Andrew Taylor, and Amy Williams

8:30 PM
Friday, May 12, 2017
Narloch Piano Studio
4636 N Francisco Ave, Chicago, IL

Second Moon (Chicago, 11.19.17)

Kayleigh Butcher and Christopher Narloch are performing Arnold Schoenberg’s Book of the Hanging Gardens, and they’ve also commissioned 15 composers to write minute-long pieces in response to each song in the cycle. My contribution, “Second Moon,” gives a new flavor to the opening melody of “Als wir hinter dem beblümten tore,” with a splash of Jobim and a pinch of Rebecca Sugar. The lyrics are one part quiet Chicago date night and one part German Romantic mystery.

Other composers responding to Schoenberg’s songs include Elliot Cless, Fredrick Gifford, David Grant, Clara Haxo, Jenna Lyle, Pamela Stein Lynde, Jessie Marino, Brian Penkrot, Steven Rice, Jonathan Sokol, Evan Williams and Bethany Younge.

8:30 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL