After premiering at Pittsburgh Opera this past February, Savage Winter will be at Match in Houston on October 19th and then goes to BAM's Next Wave Festival November 7th - 11th. It's a music-theatre piece featuring tenor Tony Boutté and a three piece band (with me playing electric guitar), directed by Jonathan Moore. “Breaking Bad meets Samuel Beckett... 21st century art-song, acid jazz, punk energy.... a journey to a Dante-esque underworld. And possibly back, to redemption...”
What You Can Do For The World, commissioned and performed by the Young People's Chorus of New York City, will premiere November 3rd, 2018 at Merkin Hall in New York City.
Here's the website with some new videos from the Kennedy Center for Turquoise Lake, the band I co-lead with the great Afghani singer Humayun Khan.
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