Winter updates: recordings and performances

Winter2014UpdateI’m really excited to share a live recording of Sounding Dawn, my new piece for double bass and electronics commissioned by Ira Gold. Ira and I premiered the piece on a tour this fall that included performances at the University of Louisville, University of Michigan, Oberlin College, and Cleveland Institute of Music. The piece was inspired by our shared love of running, particularly those that are occasionally taken as the sun comes up (…occasionally). I think Ira did a fantastic job with this – the various timbral contortions I put him through aren’t easy – and I’m looking forward to playing it again with him in the future. Check out the recording here.

Coming up this winter, Chicago’s Spektral Quartet will be playing Passage through the city, a piece written for them in 2012, at venues in Chicago (Jan. 9th and 10th), Grand Rapids, MI (Feb. 8th), and right here in Washington, DC (Feb. 12th). Spektral has been making a name for themselves over the last few seasons with incredible playing on a truly diverse array of projects (check out their Mobile Miniatures project!). Info/tickets links are on my performances page: come and check them out if you’re in the area of any of those concerts (I’ll be at the DC show).

My last bit of news for 2014 is that I just put the finishing touches on a new piece for DC’s own Atlantic Reed Consort: Brightness Catching, written for the unique combination of Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Bassoon, and Bass Clarinet. Be on the lookout for a premiere this coming spring.

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