Saturday, October 22, 2011

News and Updates

Greetings!  The Fall has settled in and has brought with it a new set of performances and competitions.  

The 2nd Annual Melos Music concert in San Francisco went over incredibly well, and the premier of Shooting Snowburst Spectacular Silhouette was very well received.  A review of the concert can be found here.

Amy Foote - soprano
Sungbin Choi - cello
Jeannie Psomas - clarinet
Daniel Temkin - percussion
Stepan Rudenko - piano
Greg Simon - conductor

Thea Brown - Poet

The concert next year will be in Philadelphia.  More information is on its way.

Angelus Novus received an Honorable Mention in the 7th annual Sun River Prize at the SiChuan Conservatory of Music in China.  Many thanks to Nora Epping for a great recording and the upcoming performance.

November 6 - University of Iowa Composer's Workshop Concert - Riverside Recital Hall

String Quartet #1
crawly - by Jason Palamara

I am coordinating the workshop concerts now, and it has brought me back to my Nextet days at UNLV.  This concert will feature the premier of the final version of my String Quartet #1.  The performers are

Megan Karls - violin
Colleen Ferguson - violin
Manuel Tábora - viola
Eunkyung Son - cello

I am also playing guitar in Jason Palamara's crawly, a duet for guitar and violin.  This is my first true performance since SpaceFuture at the Annoyance Theater.  It is incredibly fun to play and you should check it out if you are in the area.

November 12 -  Indiana University
Midwest Composer's Symposium

String Quartet #1

The folks that perform the premier on the 6th are joining us in Indiana to perform as part of this conference.  I am looking forward to seeing some old friends and colleagues as well as hearing some cutting edge new music.

November 15 - IHearIC - The Mill, Iowa City

Angelus Novus

Angelus Novus will be performed by flutist Nora Epping as part of the IHearIC concert.  This will be the first truly public performance.

November - ChuGye University, South Korea


My first serious endeavor into the realm of electronic music, Apoplexy will get its international debut this month as part of the exchange between the University of Iowa and ChuGye University for the Arts.

Stay tuned for more updates as they happen.  There is another workshop concert on December 4, and many other concerts and conferences coming up as well!