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 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 worked at Bay Chamber Concerts with the fabulous artists Ian Rosenbaum, Jeffrey Zeigler, Eve Gigliotti and Gyan Riley. Both Yoani Songs and my string quartet, G-force were workshopped and performed. My new work with Robert Wilson, Two Oars (based on Old Man and the Sea), saw its first workshop this August at the Watermill Center. My choral installation Epiphany for the Young People’s Chorus, with text by Niloufar Talebi and direction by Michael McQuilken, will workshop at 3LD in October and will premiere November 4-7 on BAM’s Next Wave Festival. Gilgamesh, my new opera with librettist Cerise Jacobs and director Michael Counts for the Cutler Majestic Theater (produced by Beth Morrison Projects), will have its workshop this winter at New England Conservatory and Boston University and will premiere Fall 2016. Aging Magician with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Rinde Eckert, Julian Crouch and Mark Stewart will have a final workshop at MASS MoCA in February 2016 and will then go on to premiere at The Walker Arts Center and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts March-April 2016. My newly released Labyrinth Installation Concertos will go to Boston’s Isabella Gardner Museum with Maya Beiser and Tim Fain and then to National Sawdust next February. I am looking forward to releasing the Hubble Cantata on VIA Records with Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the amazing Norwegian 1B1 ensemble (with text by Royce Vavrek, narration by astrophysicist Mario Livio and film by Carmen Kordas), and we will premiere the second part of the work at the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella Series (for the 21c Liederabend series) and the whole work next summer at Celebrate Brooklyn. VIA Records will also release filmmaker Murat Eyuboglu’s The Colorado, a new film eco-cantata for Roomful of Teeth, Glenn Kotche and Jeffrey Zeigler (with text by conservationist and writer William deBuys) for which I wrote music. The work will go on to premiere at Houston’s Da Camera series (in collaboration with Fotofest International) and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2016. I can’t wait to share these works with you! Check out my calendar for dates. Thank you!