New VIA Records Albums
This season is a big one! Many projects that have been in development for years are seeing the light of day. National Sawdust, the new space/recording venue and arts incubator that I have been working on for years will open its doors October 1, 2015! Please check out the season. It is incredible…This summer I have works at Bay Chamber Concerts with the fabulous artists Ian Rosenbaum, Jeffrey Zeigler, and Eve Gigliotti. Both Yoani Cycle and my string quartet, G-force will be workshopped and performed. My new work with Robert Wilson, Old Man and the Sea, will see its first workshop at the Watermill Center. Aging Magician with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Rinde Eckert, Julian Crouch and Mark Stewart will have a final workshop at MASS MoCA and will then go on to premiere at The Walker Arts Center and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. I am looking forward to releasing the Hubble Cantata on VisionIntoArt’s new label, VIA Records with Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the amazing Norwegian 1B1 ensemble (with text by Royce Vavrek and film by Carmen Kordas), and will premiere the second part of the work at the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella Series (21c Liederabend) and the whole work next summer at Celebrate Brooklyn. I will also release filmmaker Murat Eyuboglu’s The Colorado, a new documentary/live performance work for Roomful of Teeth, Glenn Kotche and Jeffrey Zeigler (with text by conservationist and writer William deBuys) for which I wrote music, on VIA Records and the New Amsterdam label. The work will go on to premiere at Da Camera of Houston (in collaboration with Fotofest International) and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. My newly released Labyrinth Installation Concertos will go to Boston’s Isabella Gardner Museum with Maya Beiser and Tim Fain. Gilgamesh, my new opera with librettist Cerise Jacobs and director Michael Counts, for Arts Emerson and Beth Morrison Projects, will have its workshop this winter at New England Conservatory, and my new choral installation Epiphany for the Young People’s Chorus, with text by Niloufar Talebi and direction by Michael McQuilken, will premiere November 4-7 on BAM’s Next Wave Festival. Can’t wait to share this work with you! Check out my calendar for dates. Thank you!