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CURRENT NEWS

La Cita - A song cycle for Isabel Leonard and the Romero Guitar Quartet. The text is six Spanish love poems, three by Pablo Neruda and three by Celedonio Romero. There are 11 concerts booked so far, in November 2020 and April 2021.

Seven Limbs - An evening length piece based on a Buddhist purification ritual for the Aizuri String Quartet and Nels Cline on electric and acoustic guitar. Premiering in Feb. 2020, with details to be announced soon.

What About the People - A three movement concerto for the jazz saxophonist great Joe Lovano. The title is a rallying cry in response to the rise of nationalistic movements in the early part of the 21st century and the seeming decline in the ideals of compassion and the recognition of a shared humanity among all people, from all countries and backgrounds. To be premiered in Spring of 2022 at three major orchestras. Details to be announced soon.

Upcoming projects:

- The Terrible Pile of Clothes - A piece for orchestra, narrator/countertenor and marionette. With designer/director Doug Fitch and librettist Steven Greco.
- An evening length, site specific, outdoor piece for the Sandbox Percussion Quartet
- A live silent film score co-created with composer/trumpeter Frank London. He and I will be writing the music and performing the piece together
- An evening length piece for cellist Jeffrey Zeigler

FEATURES

"Looking For Opera Inspiration", an article in the LA Times, where I am quoted discussing audience expectations.

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

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