Tag Archives: music

Machaut a Go-go newly published

  Machaut a Go-go is a big-band version of Moult sui de bonne heure nee, a virelais by Guillaume de Machaut. My inspiration for the groove is Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers. You can download a score, listen to Dadadah’s performance, and purchase performance materials by clicking the xerox art. Hope you enjoy it!

Nicholas Horvath premieres Enough Holes

The French pianist Nicholas Horvath is performing the complete Piano Etudes of Philip Glass at Weill Hall on 9 January, alongside a selection of homages. I wrote Enough Holes for the project, and it will be premiered on this concert. Should be a very cool evening of piano music!

a book of days: october 5

EinHorn released on Lydia Van Dreel’s new CD

Here’s the premiere recording of my Rilke-inspired piece about unicorns, Einhorn, commissioned and performed by the wonderful Lydia Van Dreel. You can find it in all the usual places, or click the CD cover below to go directly to CD Baby:

Eve Beglarian: Liement me deport

I’ve posted a new score today, the 2008 piece I wrote for the Young People’s Chorus of New York. It’s a tricky little piece for treble chorus or for three really intrepid solo singers. Check it out! Eve Beglarian: Liement me deport.

september 13

a fresh mix of Play Like a Girl for A Book of Days: september 13.

september 12

new piece in A Book of Days: september 12. It’s called Before a Little Sand, text by Henri Michaux.  

Grand Canyon Music Festival | “…. a treat for eyes and ears” – The New York Times The 31st Season

Grand Canyon Music Festival | “…. a treat for eyes and ears” – The New York Times The 31st Season.   Mary Rowell and the Guidonian Hand are heading out to Arizona next week to do The River Project on the Grand Canyon Music Festival. Two nights: 22-23 August, should be lots of fun!!!

Pump Music published

  I’ve just posted performance materials for Pump Music, a piece inspired by a hand pump at Wanagan’s Landing, near the headwaters of the Mississippi River. The piece is for trombone quartet and violin, along with a pre-recorded track made from the location recording of the pump.    

Play Like a Girl

  I’ve posted a new piece called Play Like a Girl, which is a set of eight keyboard variations on the Bulgarian Women’s Chorus standard, Kaval Sviri. Some work well on grand piano, others on toy piano or celeste or harpsichord or other “girly” instruments, as you like. The variations can be played simultaneously or successively in […]

new trombone piece posted

here’s a score of a piece for solo trombone, written for Will Lang, in honor of John Cage’s 100th birthday. you use the I Ching to come up with the notes for the piece, and you can add a super-long delay if you want to get all meditational about it. I hope you enjoy it: and let […]

may 2

may 2 a brand new piece for today, written for the French pianist Nicolas Horvath, and based on a wonky transcription of a piece by Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso to accompany a performance of The Screens, by Jean Genet.

Waiting for Billy Floyd @ Miller Theater

The League-ISCM is playing Waiting for Billy Floyd on Monday 17 June up at Miller Theater, which should be very cool. They’re doing the images as well, so that’ll be a nice thing. Mississippi in upper Manhattan!

Firehouse Festival

Mary Rowell and I will be participating in the Firehouse Festival at Sandra Sprecher’s amazing space on Saturday night 27 April. We’ll be doing some stuff you’ve never heard, along with some favorites. The whole lineup looks like big fun! Click the poster for more info and tickets.

Building the Bird Mound premieres Thursday

On Thursday 18 April, the Voices of Ascension under the direction of Dennis Keene will be premiering a new commission for chorus and organ called Building the Bird Mound. Click the photo for tickets and more information: Building the Bird Mound was inspired by a visit I made to Poverty Point, a pre-historic mound complex […]

24 Jan at the Old Stone House

new River Project CD!

An all-new CD of River Project music is now exclusively available for purchase here! The second signed limited edition EP includes four pieces from The River Project in wonderful premiere recordings by BRIM, the Guidonian Hand, and members of Portland’s Third Angle Ensemble. A perfect gift, buy one today!

dither benefit show

I’ll be performing some RiverProject music including It Happens Like This and I am really a simple person with wonderful Mark Stewart and the excellent Dither folks on 4 March at this very cool place. It’s a benefit for Dither, and it’s gonna be awesome. Guitar aficionados will especially enjoy it: check it out!   […]

floating through february

Even though we just finished up one series of concerts, there are more upcoming projects here in New York that continue the flow… On 17 February, the Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble with Vicky Chow on piano and Ana Milosavljevic on violin will be performing a show we’re calling Songs from the River and Elsewhere on the […]

rivers on the lower east side

What a fun way to start the year! a series of RiverProject concerts at Abrons Arts Center, each one so different from the next, with an array of wonderful musicians, from Loadbang and the Guidonian Hand the first night, to Newspeak and Will Lang the next, and then the last night with Taylor Levine, Malcolm […]

it’s all about the river

We’re hard at work getting ready for three concerts of River Project music at Abrons Arts Center in late January: wrangling rehearsal schedules for more than 25 people, making special arrangements and generating parts for River Project music for three different rosters of players, organizing tech riders, instrument movers, press releases, all that endless stuff […]

brim ep 1 out now

BRIM has released the first of what will be a series of recordings of River Project music, a limited edition of 250 signed CDs. It’s a four-song EP which you can get only while supplies last. Order Online Now 01. I am really a very simple person 02. I’m worried now, but I won’t be […]

another portland review

This one is really thoughtful, thanks so much, Brett!

portland press

The Oregonian did both a preview article and a review for my RiverProject show with Third Angle, called One Mississippi. it was a totally wonderful experience to work with Ron Blessinger and the band, and I’m seriously considering a Columbia River project now. Why not?!?!

blue grass

Monday morning, we left Pittsburgh early in order to get to Hyden, Kentucky, where Mary had set up a school presentation for BRIM at the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music. Mary had been there with ETHEL before, and has worked with Dean Osborne, who’s the director of this very cool school nestled in […]