Monthly Archives: July 2009

Alone in Space

My second (and so far, last) venture into film scoring was for another contest, this one sponsored by CGEmpire. (Here’s the contest page.) For this one, an animated short was supplied by Ilias Sounas. This time I did better, coming in … Continue reading

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The World From Chaos Rose

My first attempt at writing for film was for a 2007 contest sponsored by Sounds Online. (I’d post a link to the contest but it seems to have been taken down.) A short animated film by Zennor Alexander was provided, and … Continue reading

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Birthday update

My birthday was actually yesterday, nearly coinciding with my planned mid-month update. There’s been considerable progress on the Trio in the past few days. In my last update I referred to deleting and attempting to rewrite a passage of seveal bars. … Continue reading

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Saxophone Quartet at World Sax Congress

The Nomine Saxophone Quartet, a student group at ISU, is in Bangkok this week attending the World Saxophone Congress, where they will be presenting the Asian premiere of my quartet Between Spring and Summer. Kurt Baer, the soprano saxophonist, is … Continue reading

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The Concerto Project (background)

The Concerto Project was born of desperation, frustration, or both. The purpose of the project is to create a MIDI mockup of my Second Piano Concerto, using virtual instruments. I would not even consider a demanding project like this, were … Continue reading

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The Concerto Project, part 1

What I call “The Concerto Project” is actually my attempt to realize my Second Piano Concerto using virtual instruments. It has been on hold for a long time, but I have just uploaded the exposition of the first movement. [Audio … Continue reading

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July 2009 update

Trio for clarinet, bassoon, and piano continues to be my main project. It’s still proceeding maddeningly slowly, for reasons I can’t figure out. It’s actually turning out quite well, but it’s a struggle. My main accomplishment in the last few … Continue reading

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