Happy Birthday, Benjamin Britten!
November 22, 2013

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Trinity Talk – Nov.20th
November 9, 2013


Hummingbird II
October 9, 2013

There is a running joke among fellow colleagues/faculty-alums of Rocky Ridge Music Center about Hummingbird and my prima donna disdain for it. I’ve since grown to love it. It escaped the once-in-a-lifetime deluge in Colorado but the trees around it have not fared so well against beetles. I spent a few summers teaching at RRMC and wrote my Violin Sonata No.2 in this very cabin.


Tzadik Recording Mastered!
September 10, 2013

I spent the morning in Manhattan mastering my new album. This thing is happening, people! Tzadik – early 2014 with the Arditti & JACK Quartets. Also, John Zorn and the Tzadik folks are incredibly lovely to work with and completely inspiring. So much talent, I’m a very lucky guy. Frank Sheehan’s work will grace the cover. (see below)


Back in Ireland
September 9, 2013

After an intensely productive summer in Berlin, my parents visited Ireland and my dad drove us around the island over ten days and countless roundabouts. The country is so gorgeous. What have I been doing in Dublin?! Here are a couple photos. Now, off to New York!

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Berlin for the Summer
August 15, 2013

After great success at the Centre Pompidou, I moved to Berlin for the summer reading about parody magnificats, revising parts of Genesis, Violin Sonata No.3 and completely rewriting Tyger, Tyger. This bit of graffiti was outside my apartment in Friedrichshain. My brother’s name is Cole.


Paris – Centre Pompidou – Halo Study II – ensemble l’Abrupt
July 1, 2013

I have spent all of June in Paris where my new work, Halo Study II – a dance piece by Alban Richard of ensemble l’Aburpt, was premiered at the Centre Pompidou. Here are some shots. Video coming soon. It is scored for solo crotales with optional thai gongs.

The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying – Recording
June 15, 2013


This is the recording from the first performance in New Haven.

Antrim Coast
May 26, 2013

A shot from the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland. I think I’ve finally fallen in love with Ireland. 382595_10100246447029974_2030184758_n

The Samuel Beckett Bridge
May 19, 2013

I just finished a new work for flute(s) and harp inspired by the Samuel Beckett Bridge by Calatrava who was inspired by an Irish harp.IMG_0312 971523_10100241959048924_601675120_n IMG_0313

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