Happy spring! On June 16th there will be a very special portrait concert of my music. The evening will include number of premieres and other new works of mine all performed by my closest artistic collaborators. It’s a truly brilliant line-up. Get your tickets to the SONO FEST! now before they sell out. In other recent news, pianist Adam Tendler’s NYC premiere of Outsider Song at 92nd Street Y was declared a “small masterpiece” in the New York Times. Check out the full review of Adam’s amazing concert. My string orchestra and percussion work, Outside Only Sound, now appears on enfolding, a new album featuring the music of Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti recorded by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn. The album was released in 2022 on New Focus Recordings.
The album features Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti’s with eyes the color of time. In addition to being a long-time collaborator and friend, Leilehua’s piece was a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Outside Only Sound was written with pandemic restrictions in mind and is meant to be performed outside (and in fact was recorded outdoors as well) encompassing environmental noises into the fabric of the piece. Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti’s multi-movement work with eyes the color of time covers a wide range of textures for strings, from meditative, undulating chords to tactile overpressure and scratch sounds.
CVS, my concerto grosso for loadbang and string orchestra has been released on New Focus Recordings.
The recording of CVS features an all-star cast of NYC new music heavy hitters. The music was recorded at Oktaven audio.
My third album, Dark Days has been released on New Focus Recordings. The album is milestone in my collaboration with pianist and beloved friend, Karl Larson.
Karl also performed the complete album of Dark Days at the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MassMoca in North Adams Massachusetts.
Dark Days has generated lots of good press including Best of Bandcamp and a mention from Alex Ross. A recent profile in The Road To Sound documents our collaboration and dives into the ideas behind Dark Days. The album release show took place May 6 at Roulette. It was my first concert with a live audience in over a year! Here’s the live-stream from that night.
I’ve recently published some new works; Outside Only Sound for socially distanced string orchestra and percussion, the title track of the album, Dark Days, and solo piano works, Lyric Fragment and Tiny Oblivion.
Lost Anthems for viola and piano has also been published. The UK premiere was given at The Turner Contemporary as part of Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti’s The 20/19 Project. It was presented in the UK by Studio Will Dutta in 2019. The video is beautiful (check it out below). Leilehua has also released a series of technique videos explaining and demonstrating the various extended techniques.