This Monday the 20th is the release of the NY Licorice Ensemble’s new album Warabe-Uta Remix, a CD of new compositions for clarinet ensemble inspired by Japanese children’s songs. The album includes my piece, Nanbu Lullaby, which fuses funk and jazz with a Japanese folk lullaby. The CD is currently only available in Japan, with […]
I’ve been enjoying focusing my recent creative efforts on a new piece for wind ensemble and electronics, Hiraizumi. This work is a consortium commission spearheaded by Dr. James Smart, director of the
I’m thrilled to announce that the NY Licorice Ensemble has selected my new work, Nanbu Lullaby for clarinet choir to appear on their upcoming CD Project “Warabe-Uta Remix!” More details
Saturday, March 28 The Cube, Virginia Polytechnic Blacksburg, VA More Details Please join me a Virginia Tech, where I will be performing my solo iPad work, Shin no Shin at the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music US (SEAMUS) Conference.
I love this photo of Bartok I found on Composers Doing Normal S**t (warning: page title uncensored if you follow the link). It’s especially enjoyable thinking that this photo was likely taken around the time he wrote this: An inspiration to work on my string writing, parenting, and moustache.
Happy New Year! Here’s the traditional song for ringing in the new year, Michio Miyagi’s Haru no Umi The very best to you and yours in 2015.
Attention band and wind-ensemble directors! There is a consortium to commission me for a new large chamber work for wind ensemble, based on the temples of Hiraizumi, near where I used to live in Northern Japan. More details are available here. Please spread the word.
Louis Dufort’s Zenith: Creepy? Awesome? Both? In introducing electronic music to students, there usually comes a time in the semester where one of my students asks, “Why is all this music creepy?” I’m not sure I agree with my them about the music being creepy, but, as a specialist (of sorts), though, I’m maybe too […]
Dusting off my old copy of Okakura Kakuzo’s Book of Tea, which I haven’t read for more than a decade (before my time in Japan), I found this quote in Liza Dalby’s introduction, talking about her training in Japanese tea ceremony: American culture has traditionally stressed the Romantic notion that form and structure are things […]