I'm delighted and honored to announce that my new piece "Gaudete" has been selected as the winner of this year's Red Note New Music Composition Competition in the choral category! The ISU Concert Choir will premiere the piece on 26 March 2017 in Normal, IL for those who happen to be in the area. Look for more upcoming news regarding the festival!
After two weeks of intense discussion, remarkable music, and wonderful people, the 2014 Harvard Summer Composition Institute has drawn to a close. Over the course of two nights, the Talea Ensemble premiered works by James Bean, Sivan Cohen-Elias, Hakan Ulus, Julia Blondeau, and Giovanni Santini, as well as the composers mentioned in the week 1 summary. (Look for a recording in the next couple of weeks.)
A special thank you as well to the professors, Steve Takasugi (director), Chaya Czernowin, and Hans Tutschku; the assistant director Michelle Lou; the Harvard Music Department; and the Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation for making SCI the incredible experience it was.
Week 1 at the Harvard Summer Composition Institute has been enlightening and enjoyable, providing an opportunity to discover the music of Malte Giesen, Stefan Maier, Fernanda Aoki Navarro, Michelle Agnes Magalhaes, Tomer Hod, and Anna Romashkova among others.
Don't forget about this weekend's colloquiums and concerts, including the premiere of my Doxology (for mixed quartet) on Saturday (8pm @ Paine Hall) and the "New Music: Just Another Subculture?" panel on Sunday (2:45pm @ Paine Hall, Rm. 9).
Having just returned from a week of intense leadership development in the mountains of North Carolina with the Byron Fellowship, I am now back in Massachusetts for Harvard's Summer Composition Institute with Chaya Czernowin, Hans Tutschku, and Steven Takasugi.
For those in the New England area, I'm happy to invite you to two nights of premieres. The Talea Ensemble will present works by a dozen contemporary composers, including my own Doxology, for mixed quartet. The concerts will take place on 24 and 25 August at 8pm in Paine Hall in Cambridge, MA.