Sunday, March 25, 2007

Cover Art

I just got a copy of the cover for Greg Banaszak's new album Romances for Saxophone and Orchestra (above). Look for the album, which includes my arrangement of the Bozza Aria, from Centaur Records in Summer 2007.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Commission and Video

Here are two small pieces of news that I'm going to lump together.

1) I just accepted a new commission from flautist Rachel Azrak for a solo flute piece. She has promised to give me a recording from her recital (May 19th) here on campus.

2) Many of the conductors / contest panelists I have approached regarding 01001101 have expressed curiosity about the "interactive video" element to the piece. To that end, I have uploaded the video of the first movement along with the part that the performer is expected to play. Using both of these, one can duplicate (and experiment with) the projected video that is to be used in the performance. This should yield a better understanding of what I did and why I did it. Enjoy.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Upcoming Concerts

For those of you in the Cleveland area, I'm playing in two groups at the Severance Hall concert tonight (3/5/07). The show starts at 7:30.

Also, I will be in Austin Texas on March 24th, performing my new Laplace Transformers with percussionist Graeme Francis. The performance is part of the GammaUT graduate conference at the University of Texas.