March 1, 2010
found a cool Alice card panaroma thingy: here! at a friend’s place. so neat. alicefever.
December 8, 2009
It seems the world has gone mad for Alice. Â (My Alice ballet will premiering in April, 2010 in San Diego.) Â Check out the year’s other notable Alice projects here.
November 11, 2009
…it’s been a hullabaloo-of-a- month for me. Â I spent the last week or so fighting off swine flu- not so fun! At very least I was ableÂ toÂ catch up on b movies and soupy tv.
I just finished up a quartet for enhake, a very talented andÂ excitingÂ quartet in residence in FSU (Florida State University). Â We will be performing the new work this December at FSU with other works commissioned by Libby Larsen and others. Â I will also conducting masterclasses and lectures around the concert.
This weekend I will be traveling to NYC and working on tracks with composer Paul Pinto andÂ guitaristÂ Barry Seroff. Â We are the Fancy Gentlemen. Â Expect a very hot EP sometime around the holidays!
Remixing is an entertaining and fulfilling part of my life these days. Â I am just wrapping up remixes for Yoko Ono and the Philadelphia band, Gemini Wolf. Â Will release details on drop dates for albums as soon as they are out. Â The gogreengo remix album will also be available very shortly. Â Expect it on iTunes mid-December.
On the plate is the ballet, Alice, commissioned by the amazing Art of Elan. Â ThisÂ ballet is based on Alice in Wonderland andÂ receivesÂ it’s premiere in San Diego in April. Â The score is for a chamber ensemble of narrator, alto sax, flute, harp, percussion, and string trio. Â The work is being choreographed by Colette Harding and performed by the Colette Harding Dance Company. Â This is a fun and inspiring project and is aÂ greatÂ amalgamationÂ of talent: Colette, the Art players (including the Avery Career Grant-winning flutist Demarre McGill, Artistic Director and violinist Kathryn Hatmaker, and uber-harpist Julie Smith).
Nosferatu is a 1922 silent film that recentlyÂ receivedÂ a screening here in Philly with the organist Desiree Hines. Â Hines incorporated my new work for organ, Petite Suite Macabre, into the live scoring. Â The work was commissioned by the Traverse Arts Project. Â It ran for two shows on Halloween Eve and the audience was amazing! Â The place was sold out.
If this sort of thing doesn’t keep me busy enough, I am also taking some wonderful courses at University of Pennsylvania. Â I love learning and this is an integral part of my life.
I also teach. Â Teaching is something I love and learn so much from. Â I have some very talented students, who are in the midst of working on some greatÂ orchestraÂ pieces forÂ readingsÂ next week! I teach through Drexel University and also privately. Â This takes some of my time as well.
Some other exciting news: Â The Traverse Arts Project has appointed me Composer-in-Residence and also the Assistant Director of Festivals. Â More info forthcoming on this appointment and a soiree to honor the appointment.
April 27, 2009
A little info on my upcoming ballet project with the Art of Elan, San Diego Museum of Art, and the The Colette Harding Contemporary Dance Company. The Art of Elan is the virtuoso chamber music series comprised of musicians of the San Diego Symphony.
This interview discusses Art and about sixteen minutes in, discusses the upcoming ballet, Alice. Alice is based on Alice in Wonderland.
The interview is here and on the page is the “Inside Art” program.