Some composer friends and I have been kicking around the idea of getting our music played in unconventional venues. The idea is that if music is only played in concert halls, then the audience is limited to people who take time out of their busy schedules to seek it out, to say nothing of willingness to spend money on tickets. Surely we can find new ways of bringing new music to audiences that don’t require them to be so proactive. […]
American Standard was premiered in Shrewsbury, England in 1993, but the U.S. premiere was given the following year as part of the New Music Delaware Festival at the University of Delaware.
Last week pianist Julie Nishimura, who participated in that 1994 performance, gave me the honor of including the piece in a concert celebrating her 20 years as faculty accompanist at the university. This time she was joined by the wonderful clarinetist Marianne Gythfeldt, also of the U. Delaware music faculty.
Here’s a high-definition video of the performance. […]
My new piece, City Walks for string quartet, will be premiered by the Eidolon Quartet next month in Berkeley, California. If you’re in the Bay Area, please come and check it out! The concert also features new works by my very talented colleagues Alexis Alrich, Clark Suprynowicz and […]