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Orchestras and New Rep

NPR Posted a very interesting article on American orchestras and their relationship (or lack thereof) with new music. Check it out here I was pretty intrigued by it and the author raised a number of interesting points. Namely, that the idea has been passed down in modern composition departments that it’s a futile endeavor to […]

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On Listening to New Music

There was an interesting article posted on Allclassical FM‘s Facebook page today, asking “How are we to listen to New Music?” The article goes on to interview a composer asking if there’s more to “get” in New Music. I think the best way to approach “new music” is to think about how it was conceived […]

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On Rehearsing

Soon I’ll be working directly with Third Angle on my string quartet; the first open rehearsal of my piece will be this Friday. It’s starting to get very, very real. I’m a bit nervous because the piece has no central score, so this will be a challenge not only for the ensemble but for myself, […]

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Welcome!

Greetings! Welcome to my home page and blog. Right now it’s pretty empty, but in the very near future this will be a vibrant hub of activity. It’ll also be a place where I’ll share my unsolicited thoughts on new music, experiences in the Portland new music community, my compositions and current projects, upcoming concerts, […]