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Elements has first 20 minute workshop on CULTUREMART March 8th and 9th

Elements has first 20 minute workshop on CULTUREMART March 8th and 9th

Here it is, folks! My first year as a resident composer at the HERE Arts center is about to have its first blossom on the three: my combo story-telling, math-explaining, percussion-hitting, Radiolab meets John Cage with a splash of Georg Cantor, comes to CULTUREMART (like a buffet of workshops of the pieces the HERE fellows...
The Sideband Chronicle for WALO is live!

The Sideband Chronicle for WALO is live!

I love being in Sideband, the pro touring group that spun out of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, all thanks in large part to the wonderfully warped mind of Doctor Dan Trueman.  For years I’d been poking around the world of electronic music, feeling very much like an outsider, but once I got to Princeton and...
James Moore & Andie Springer play Wine Pairings for LABA's DRUNK night on Thursday, January 21st, at 7:30pm

James Moore & Andie Springer play Wine Pairings for LABA’s DRUNK night on Thursday, January 21st, at 7:30pm

As part of this awesome LABA fellowship that I have at the 14th Street Y this year, I create my first new piece of art!  Every other week since September, this amazing group of Jewish writers, artists, musicians, dancers, and film makers get together and read sacred Jewish texts that deal with notions of physical...
The Gaits is back for year FIVE! Monday, December 21st at 5pm

The Gaits is back for year FIVE! Monday, December 21st at 5pm

It’s back!  For the fifth year in a row, Make Music New York and Friends of the High Line bring you The Gaits, a soundwalk a bunch of us proposed a few years ago for a MATA open call for parade ideas inspired by Phil Kline‘s Unsilent Night.  I love Unsilent Night – Phil Kline...
James Moore & Andie Springer play Fiddly Tune for Gertrudes Album Release in Brooklyn on November 21st

James Moore & Andie Springer play Fiddly Tune for Gertrudes Album Release in Brooklyn on November 21st

James Moore and Andie Springer – TWO OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD – are having a big blast off for their album release On Saturday, November 21st, at 8pm in Williamsburg at the 17 Frost Theater.  Their album, Gertrudes, is chock full of fantastic (and amazing diverse!) stuff and I’m so proud to...
Stone Mason Projects performs excerpts from Here I Am at the National Opera Center November 12th

Stone Mason Projects performs excerpts from Here I Am at the National Opera Center November 12th

Pamela Stein is an amazing soprano, composer, and advocate of New Music. When she asked me for the a capella trio movements from Here I Am, my big crazy Hebrew Bible meditation work, I was overjoyed. Stone Mason Projects is doing exciting work and I’m pretty curious to hear what a new trio of singers...
ETHEL performs The Pirate's Daughter at National Sawdust in Brooklyn on November 4th

ETHEL performs The Pirate’s Daughter at National Sawdust in Brooklyn on November 4th

National Sawdust, a new exciting venue started by composer/entrepreneur/phenomenon Paola Prestini (along with a couple other amazing folks), opens its doors for its first full season this year and I am so thrilled to be a part of it!  ETHEL, that rocking, rolling, smart ‘n’ sexy dream of a string quartet, is playing The Pirate’s...
Dither performs Tongue of Thorns on the Bang on a Can Marathon June 21st

Dither performs Tongue of Thorns on the Bang on a Can Marathon June 21st

Not only am I incredibly thrilled to be programmed on the Bang on a Can marathon concert this June 21st, but I’m so grateful that it’ll be my amazing friends and longtime collaborators, Dither, who will be playing my quartet Tongue of Thorns.  It’s like a favorite dream come true wrapped in a package of...
Kamilla Arku performs Barnacles in Warrington, UK on May 2nd

Kamilla Arku performs Barnacles in Warrington, UK on May 2nd

Kamilla Arku, my buddy from my time back at Yale, is a deep, sensitive pianist, and a brilliant musical omnivore – she jumps easily from baroque to romantic, modernist to ferociously minimal.  I’m so pleased that she’ll be sharing my piece Barnacles (check out my post on that piece here) in Warrington on May 2nd...
HARP residency at HERE Arts Center

HARP residency at HERE Arts Center

I am SO excited to have been chosen to join the other HARPers (HERE Arts Residency Program) at the HERE Arts Center! The magic that Kim Whitener and Kristin Marting make over there is unbelieveable.  I just had a meeting with them where they essentially said that HERE Arts was there to make sure I...
Hotel Elefant premieres Impostor Syndrome at Subculture on March 8th

Hotel Elefant premieres Impostor Syndrome at Subculture on March 8th

I am so thrilled to be letting my Elefant trumpet blare for the first time!  On Sunday, March 8, on the last of their speakOUT concert series, Hotel Elefant will give the premiere of my piece that they commissioned last fall – it’s called Impostor Syndrome, and it’s scored for Violin (the dazzling Andie Springer),...
Now with new finale -  The Gaits is back for year 4! Soundwalk-parade for the High Line December 21st at 5pm

Now with new finale –
The Gaits is back for year 4! Soundwalk-parade for the High Line December 21st at 5pm

It’s back!  For a fourth year in a row, Make Music New York and Friends of the High Line bring you The Gaits, a soundwalk a bunch of us proposed a few years ago for a MATA open call for parade ideas inspired by Phil Kline‘s Unsilent Night.  I love Unsilent Night – Phil Kline...