Beyond excited to announce my debut EP release as a composer, Lean Back and Release. Featuring two violin + electronic works written for the amazing Adrianna Mateo and Monica Germino! with mixing/mastering by the ever-talented Andrew McKenna Lee, Frank van der Weij, Krišs Veismanis, Michael Laurello, and Greg Kalember, + cover art by Benjamin Ganz!
Pitchfork review is in for Vicky Chow’sA O R T A! Very honored that my piece “Rave” was selected as a featured track in the review, with Seth Colter Walls writing:
“Another winner is Molly Joyce’s “Rave.” The work starts out sounding anything but exultant, sporting motifs that seem emotionally mismatched. (In the score, Joyce’s description of a tempo as “controlled but on the edge” seems appropriate.) As the composition develops, Joyce’s lines achieve an odd syncopation, and ultimately a sense of balance strong enough to suggest a club-influenced feel.”
Dream come true – music performed at a football field! Huge thank you to Mike Truesdell for performing, Evan Chapman for filming, and I Care If You Listenfor premiering. Flashback to the cold, rainy days known as high school marching band ???
Excited to be a part of “ON BEHALF,” a commissioning initiative from pianist Brianna Matzke and violinist Hajnal Kármán Pivnick that asks composers to write a piece of music in response to a pre-existing work or idea. I’ll be writing “on behalf” of disability, and the seven new works commissioned by the project will be premiered at Tribeca New Music Festival in New York City and Cincinnati’sContemporary Art Center Black Box Theater in March 2017. Check out the fundraising campaign here.
Super honored to have my first published work, Glow, included in the National Collegiate Choral Organization’s Choral Series at Canticle Publishing. The work was written in collaboration with writer Caitlin Kenzie Scott, and is now available for purchase here.
New Amsterdam Records recently announced their new Subscription Series via Bandcamp. For a yearly subscription, NewAm fans can get all New Amsterdam Records albums as they are released, plus a selection of releases from their back catalog and more.
I’m honored to be included two upcoming releases on NewAm at the end of 2016 – including mydebut solo release, featuring two violin and electronics pieces performed by violinists Monica Germino and Adrianna Mateo, and a work on Bang on a Can All-Stars member Vicky Chow’s album of electroacoustic piano compositions.
Cellist Ben Larsen and flutist Martha Cargo have started a new commissioning venture – Pieces of Eight, creating a fresh body of work for flute and cello duo from eight talented composers: Juan Pablo Contreras, Natalie Dietterich, Qin Ding, Reena Esmail, Whitney George, Paolo Marchettini, Robert Sirota, and Molly Joyce. Check out their Indiegogo campaign here and watch their fundraising video below: