Bang on a Can Marathon – June 22

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 10.32.20 AM

 

 

 

Ridiculously excited and honored to be apart of the always-incredible Bang on a Can Marathon this year, held at the World Financial Center on June 22. The fabulous violinist Adrianna Mateo will be performing my violin + electronics piece, Lean Back and Release, alongside other great groups such as Contemporaneous, Dawn of Midi, Roomful of Teeth, and of course the Bang on a Can All-Stars. 

Click here for the full line-up and set schedule.

New Dance Piece with Carlye Eckert

10397039_588263548760_2462620592896729654_o

Thrilled to be previewing a new collaborative work, Garden Box, with the wonderful choreographer Carlye Eckert next Friday & Saturday (June 6-7) at CAVE, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! Carlye and I have been working for the past year on our new work, and are incredibly excited to present an excerpt of it for the first time on the SOAK Festival.

The performance features recordings by harpist Emily Hoile, violinist Mariam Machaidze, and film by David Fishel, and you can preview the music for it below:

Quanta Quartet Australian Tour

Super honored to be have been commissioned by the Quanta Saxophone Quartet, to write a new work for their Australian tour in August 2014!

The Quanta Quartet, based in Paris, is a cross-continental collaborative project established by American saxophonists Don-Paul Kahl and Jacob Kopcienski, and Australian saxophonists Ali Fyffe and Matt Hinchliffe. I have worked with quartet member Don-Paul Kahl in various capacities before, as almost two years ago he commissioned a solo saxophone work from me, and has since been an important collaborator in my musical career.

To help cover the expenses of the tour such as venue hire, promotion, flights, and instrument costs, the group has a fundraising goal of $2,200.

You can donate online at their POZIBLE CAMPAIGN. The link also has more detailed information on Quanta and its goals.

New Juilliard Ensemble Premiere

Joel Sachs, conductor of the New Juilliard Ensemble, recently wrote a great article in The Juilliard Journal about the April 1 concert, featuring music by Valentin Bibik, and premieres by Michael Ippolito, Robin de Raaff, and yours truly. Check it out HERE!

In addition, the concert was reviewed in the New York Times and Susan Scheid of Prufrock’s Dilemma reviewed it, calling Immovability a “fitting close to a fascinating concert.”

Norfolk New Music Workshop

Recently attended the amazing Yale School of Music’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival – New Music Workshop, and also very thankful to have been a recipient of the Richard Kountz Fund Scholarship! For more info on the fund winners, click HERE.