Category Archives: What I’m doing

Composing is weird, part 1

I must admit that so far I’m doing a poor job of following my New Year’s resolution. Time to try harder. Here’s a little observation from my creative life. So my main project at the moment is a fairly large … Continue reading

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Last year

OK, so I’m off to a bad start on my New Year’s resolution. No blog article last week, despite good intentions, so I’ll have to resolve again to blog more often. Here’s something for the second week of the year. … Continue reading

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2014 in review (and a new piece, sort of)

Happy New Year! Today, on the last day of 2014 I feel like looking back over the past year, something I used to do regularly but haven’t for a while. I’m not entirely sure why I’m doing it now, because … 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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Estampie (the dance, not the group)

Browsing randomly through YouTube brought me to this video, a performance of an Estampie by the Renaissance Players in Sydney, Australia.   Silly costumes notwithstanding, this tune got stuck in my head, and gave me the idea of writing an Estampie … 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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More score videos

Two Whitman settings, including my award-winning “O You Whom I Often and Silently Come,” followed by “Sometimes With One I Love.” My saxophone quartet, “Between Spring and Summer.” That’s all I have for now. I hope to get some more … Continue reading

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A new project, as if I needed one more.

I refuse to become one of those bloggers who apologize for not posting more frequently. I haven’t posted in over a month. So sue me. Here’s something new I’ve started. Over the past year or so I’ve noticed that a lot … Continue reading

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I know, I know

Regular readers of this blog (and I know there are one or two of you–Hi, Mom!) may have noticed that I haven’t written one of my project updates for a few months now. Sorry about that. I kind of lost … Continue reading

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March 2011

Wow. I remember that at one point not too long ago, I had decided to post here more frequently. But last night I realized that almost two months have gone by without a peep from me. The usual excuses are … Continue reading

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