December 2022: Happy Hibernation Week

Hi everybody,

New years resolutions? I’m not really into them. But if I had to choose one goal: intentionality. And maybe I’ll go back to the gym. Next week.

The weather here has been typically Dutch and I have a few deadlines to meet, so it’s been nice to look back during these weeks at home . So many generous folks programmed my music and played the shit out of it this year! Bill Ryan and the Grand Valley State New Music Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Paul Carlson, the Bierkeller Boys Oompah Band, and on and on. Geographic reach is a terrible indicator of impact, BUT, with the additions of Utah and Nevada this year thanks to the folks at Grand Valley State, my music and scholarship has reached more than half the States. Still much work to do in the greater world, as you can see:

Looking ahead, I’m excited to present my music in at least one more country this year — Czechia, the Czech Republic — and I’m also proud to present a new video, one of my first works written here, below. But before that, a few dates to ogle at….


Upcoming shows:

Netherlands:

Friday, Feb 10th, 7:30pm CET: Hinkson Creek Park Trail Bridge is premiered in Studio 1, Amare, Den Haag NL, as part of the Brno Exchange Project, with performers from The Hague Conservatory and Janáček Academy of Performing Arts. More info here, although note the date is incorrect.

Tuesday, February 21st, 7:30pm CET: bridge sings for tuba and tape is performed by Ricardo Almeida at Korzo Theater, Den Haag NL.

Friday, March 3rd, 8pm CET: descending piece is premiered by the Orkest De Ereprijs as part of their Young Composers Meeting, Gigant, Apeldoorn NL.

Monday, April 17th, Time TBD: new intermedia collaboration presented at the Korzo Theater, Den Haag NL, as part of the Soundscapes project with the Royal Academy of Art of The Hague.

Czechia:

Friday, February 17th, time TBD: Hinkson Creek Park Trail Bridge is reprised at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts, Brno CZ.

USA:

more soon! (sorry, folks)


New work:

This is the first video in a series of etudes that will eventually take on the entire g major suite.

The Bach Acceleration Studies express the feeling of acceleration through integrated combinations of audio- and video-processing techniques. Like instrumental etudes, greater artistic messages appear, perhaps commenting on self-mystification, the ubiquity of the classical pop-star, or the vast sea of content in the concert halls of the internet.


And in personal updates:

– My brother got married. Welcome to the family, Amy!
– Julia and I visited the Christmas markets in Cologne, Bonn, and Düsseldorf for her birthday.
– We celebrated our first Dutch holiday with nice food, cozy vibes, and Christmas trees outlined on boat sails.
– We’re featured (‘featured’) on Google Maps in the Netherlands!
– There’s a Turrell installation near our new apartment! The art museums here have great collections too.


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One thought on “December 2022: Happy Hibernation Week

  1. I love the video and further exposure you are getting! I just worked a 12, a 15 and a 9 so didn’t have time to listen sooner or send appropriate New Years greetings. Hope you started off great there! Lm

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