Turquoise Lake, a brand new project that I am co-leading with Afghan-born singer Humayun Khan, is an eight-piece band that blends the raga traditions of North India and Afghanistan, Farsi poetry of the great Sufi masters, Afghan folk melodies, and ghazals, with the improvisational techniques of jazz and rock. A January 19th, 2018 live performance on the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center is available for streaming here.
A newly commissioned piece for shakuhachi, shamisen and piano will be premiered in a program presented by Kyo-Shin-An Arts at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City on May 20, 2018. The performers will be James Nyoraku Schlefer, Yoko Reikano Kimura and Taka Kigawa.
Audio Link: The Fate of His Ashes; A Requiem for Victims of Power , for chorus and organ. Premier performance by the Seraphic Fire and Nathan Laube, November 2016 in Coral Gables, Florida.
Objects in Mirror performed by Orchestra of the Swan, from the November 2016 premier in Stratford-Upon Avon, UK, and conductor David Curtis talking about the piece. For chamber orchestra, a companion piece to Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto.
Deliquescent for solo cello, written for my father in the last days of his life. Performed by Ashely Bathgate, May 2016 at the Tribeca New Music Festival, New York City.
Excerpts from a performance of 21st century art song at The National Opera Center in NYC, March 9, 2015. Personnel:
Tony Boutté - tenor | Alan Johnson - piano
A 3-minute video trailer for my new opera, Doubt
This is a 10-minute video on the making of Doubt
My interview at the Opera Center in NYC, as part of their American Voices Salon series
An interview with Philip Blackburn from Innova Records