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