Hi everybody, 2023 has been a fruits-of-my-labor type situation so far, or perhaps chicken-comes-home-to-roost, or even cow-returns-from-pasture. In less words, I wrote a lot of music and joined a lot of projects, and now things are happening. Nice! The last two months included concerts and engagements in The Hague (Conservatoire Analog Ensemble, Hague/Brno Exchange, Ricardo … Continue reading March 2023: Fruits of Labor
Category: New Music
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 … Continue reading December 2022: Happy Hibernation Week
August 2022: Ik ben geen robot.
Hi everyone, 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 … Continue reading August 2022: Ik ben geen robot.
December 2021: Them Post-Octoberfest Blues
Hi everyone, I'm happy to be playing a bit and to be being played a bit following the slow year we collectively agreed to last year (we agreed, right? Right?!). The coming weeks are mixed bag, but it's my busiest week in a long time. I hope you'll tune in from Michigan, Missouri, or online … Continue reading December 2021: Them Post-Octoberfest Blues
2021 Q1 Update (& Videos!)
Hi everyone, Let's all think back to Valentine's Day... a time for love, a time for chocolates, flowers, loneliness, and also the day the bathroom of our rental burnt down. This necessitated a few tasks: finding a new place, relocating to a hotel and then the new place, negotiating with our insurers, hiring recovery crews, … Continue reading 2021 Q1 Update (& Videos!)
Hi everyone, More backdated content! Woo! I was exuberant to receive this recording from the guys at invoke, which was recorded some months ago at the Fox Cabaret in Vancouver. That's possibly the furthest north my music has ever been played. Grab some the details about The Ballad of the Young King Gambrinus or check … Continue reading October/November News
Hi everyone,In lieu of professional, in-person events, I'm uploading new-to-you, backdated content (content!). The first, moves, was my Masters thesis here at Mizzou, and was recently featured on the university's inaugural episode of the Monday Mashup Series. The piece's elements--chess, animations, and music--each take the lead at various moments, and I hope the video demonstrates … Continue reading September News
Hi everyone, Finishing school really took the wind out of this site's sails. Then covid and finding work.And much more importantly, I've been spending time in the past month engaging with the Black Lives Matter movement, considering my own biases, and supporting changes to the institutions that I engage with. It wasn't a time for … Continue reading July/August News
Pictured above: collage of images from Sō Percussion's 2019 Summer Institute, credit Andrea Tafelski. Written below: a retrospective on my self-indulgent summer travels, which began with the institute, led me to dear friends in NYC, and culminated with Bang on a Can's LOUD Weekend. In a bit more detail--my trip began with two weeks at … Continue reading Sō What?
superior cloud days
Hi everyone, I write having just returned from sunny Arizona, where I was visiting the NASA Region 2 Conference (no, not that NASA). The weekend was packed with stellar performances: thanks to the hard work of the University of Arizona saxophone studio, I caught works by Biedenbender, Pann, Mellits, Zoulek, and on and on. I also … Continue reading superior cloud days