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?
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
Hi everyone-- I'm very excited for the month ahead and I hope you'll join me on what promises to be the busiest months yet of my career. There will be four (FOUR!) performances of my tenor saxophone piece and the semester will cap off with the premiere of a new work for orchestra. Read on: … Continue reading Saxophone Saxophone Saxophone
Hello everyone, happy holidays. As the title notes, this semester has been mostly quiet, publically quiet. That's not to say memories haven't been made--Pulitzer-winning chamber choir Roomful of Teeth privately read a new work of mine, a new batch of ducks took the stage for the first time, and I premiered my first solo audio/video work … Continue reading a quiet semester, but with color
Hi everyone! It's a new year--or at least a new school year--and I've just started my MM at the University of Missouri. Hence, the website got a shiny new finish, which includes a now-much-easier-to-navigate media section! In addition to this, Fifth House Ensemble has just released a video of a performance of genealogy I at Constellation … Continue reading new year, new me
It's not often that I get to release multiple projects in a week, and this one is particularly special because I was able to collaborate with my hungry, hungry brother (pictured above--or is that me?). This piece served as our senior honors project at Grand Valley State University--still chuckling that we got away with that … Continue reading Behold this compost! behold it well.