Here’s a video of my latest piece for the Bachtopus Accordion Ensemble. Performed live at St. Peter’s in Chelsea, NYC on October 9. It was inspired by the annual emergence of the cicada broods in the summer. Performed by Rob Duncan, Denise Koncelik, Mayumi Miyaoka, Jeanne Velonis, and myself. Enjoy!
I had a fantastic trip to Havana to hear the Camerata Romeu, conducted by Zenaida Romeu, perform the premier of my piece Dance Dance Dance for String Orchestra. The orchestra played wonderfully and really nailed the tough rhythms I had in there. The concert venue, the Basilica de San Francisco in Vieja Habana, was effectively sold out, with about 400 people in the audience, most of them Habaneros. I was truly honored to have my music played by such a great group in a unique setting.
There was a professional video and audio crew there so hopefully I’ll get access to their edited versions eventually. For now, here’s a link to some video I made of the third movement of the piece. I’ll have all the audio up shortly. Enjoy!
A fantastic new recording of my piece, ElectroSonata:Spontaneous Combustion, has just been put out on the Oberlin Music record label as part of the Towards The Curve cd, bluray, and digital download release. The incomparable Thomas Rosenkranz plays the heck out of it in an absolutely pristine sounding surround and stereo recording. If you buy the CD, you get both it both formats, a great deal.
In addition to my music, there are fabulous pieces for piano and electronics by Tom Lopez, Peter Swendsen, Aurie Hsu, Michael Klingbell, Pierre Jalbert, and Alex Christie; all tied together by lovely improvised piano interludes by Tom Rosenkranz himself. It’s really one of the best compilation records I’ve ever heard, and it really hangs together as one artistic statement. Check it out!
Check out my latest project – accordion, guitar, and electronics, collaborating with my friend Ben Kaplan. A pretty different and exciting new direction for me. Available now for streaming and download on Bandcamp.com.
A short piece for tenor saxophone and piano, originally written for and premiered by Andrew Sterman in 2005. Recorded by Andrew and Mick Rossi, piano at Sear Sound, NYC, 2007. It was intended as concert opener, but works great anywhere on a program. Score and parts available for purchase. (Use the Contact link at the top right of the page.)
Ten-Thirteenths is, for a limited time, a free download, available through the links below. A gift to the fans! (Click the “I” below to download.)