February 17, 2015
A very belated Happy New Year to all! I'm pleased to announce that I've completed my Ph.D. studies at Stony Brook University, and am now an Adjunct Lecturer in the Music Department. I'm currently teaching Music, Technology, and Digital Culture, among other courses, and am continuing my work with the wonderful Pre-College program.
In other news, I'm looking forward to traveling to the nief-norf festival in Knoxville, TN in June, where a new work of mine will be premiered, and to multiple other projects in the pipeline whose details will be announced here in due time. And of course, there's my dissertation piece, And Yet..., which incorporates 78 RPM recordings of my grandfather into an orchestral texture, and features a narrator and a virtuosic tuba part. I'm hoping to bring it to performance in the near future.
In the meantime, check out this beautiful interpretation of my Three Street Pieces, performed in concert by Alan Kay and Volkan Orhon at the Sebago-Long Lake Festival in August. Owing to a camera glitch they appear as though transformed into creatures of pure light -- but fear not, Alan and Volkan haven't been abducted by aliens (yet).