Just writing to share a small life update: that I now live in the Netherlands–in The Hague aka Den Haag aka ‘s-Gravenhage aka the International City of Peace and Justice. I have a home address and phone plan to prove it, though registering with the government here appears to take a long, long time. I’m pursuing an artist certificate at The Hague Conservatoire with Yannis Kyriakides, whose work I highly recommend.
I wrapped up my time in the States with a whirlwind tour of the Midwest. Before that, I had a very enjoyable residency at the Missouri International Composers Festival, where Alarm Will Sound premieres works by eight resident composers each year. It’s an honor to get to spend a few weeks learning and cajoling with fellow composers, and the cohort this year was a great selection. My piece is embedded below, and the concert as a whole dashes through an incredible breadth of styles.
I don’t have upcoming engagements to share, but I’ll leave you with a request to watch this site because many exciting things will happen soon. But of course by even suggesting I will be writing to you more is the kiss of death for this newsletter. Maybe next year!
Alarm Will Sound premieres eight new works by the resident composers of the 2022 Missouri International Composers Festival:
And in personal updates:
- I got married!
- We went on a honeymoon!
- MICF 2022 was incredible!
- We watched baseball, hung out with our families, and then packed into four suitcases to fly over the Atlantic!
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