Category Archives: News

Wherein I’m temporarily famous

I’m just going to accept that I’m the world’s worst blogger and stop worrying about it. Meanwhile: My arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner is being broadcast today on NPR’s Performance Today. Happy Fourth of July! EDIT: Just in case anyone … Continue reading

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Rebranding: Introducing “Imperfect Consonance”

Since finishing Intrada a few months back I haven’t done any serious composing. I do feel somewhat guilty about it, but since nobody is asking me for new music at the moment, it seems an opportune time to try to get … Continue reading

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Oh, yeah, I have a blog

This has really gotten ridiculous. In a lot of my recent posts I acknowledge that I don’t update the blog often enough, and promise to do better. So what happens? I let over nine months go by without an update. … Continue reading

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Viola Concerto premiere (with pictures!)

A bit late to be reporting this, I know, but my Viola Concerto was premiered as scheduled on Nov. 3. It seems to have been very well received; at any rate, I’ve heard nothing but positive comments. Logan played beautifully, … Continue reading

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Performances, recent and upcoming

Six weeks or so since my last update???? I obviously have no business even keeping a blog. Seriously, I shouldn’t even be on the internet at all. But I’m here now, so let’s see, what has been happening lately? A … Continue reading

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Viola Concerto complete

(Inserts usual apology for not updating more often.) I ran into some circumstances beyond my control which delayed me completing the Viola Concerto for a few days. The old computer  that I did all my music stuff on (and that I named … Continue reading

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Other projects

Alongside the Viola Concerto, I’ve been working on several other projects that I haven’t yet mentioned. Allow me to mention them now. The Columbus Indiana Philharmonic plans to perform Richard Strauss’s Festival Prelude on an upcoming concert in the fall … Continue reading

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Viola concerto status, with marginally relevant digressions

I have been working on the third movement of the viola concerto, trying to finish it first. As of this morning, I have maybe two thirds of it sketched out, namely the exposition of a sonata form, a cadenza, and … Continue reading

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Long-overdue updates, and some news

Completed: Auspicious Light for 2 pianos and percussion is finished. Sort of. I mean, it is, but I expect that there will be a few edits and revisions before I’m really done. Expected premiere date is sometime this fall. Current: … Continue reading

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First post in far too long

I’m a little embarrassed that I’ve let the blog sit her for so long without being updated. I can only plead that I’ve had a bit too much to think about for a while. I want to try to get back on … Continue reading

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Terre Haute Symphony Performance

Last Saturday, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra performed my “Overture to the Season.” It went very well, and I’ve been getting a lot of nice comments, which is always good. This was its third performance; here is a recording from … Continue reading

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New blog title

After giving it a bit of thought, I’ve decided on “Imperfect Consonance” as a title for this blog. I’m hoping it’s better than my last idea. Next will be to consider a new design. I really have to come to … Continue reading

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