2017-18 Season

This season I look forward to several large scale works touring. Two Oars, my new opera with Bob Wilson, Royce Vavrek, Jeffrey Zeigler and Helga Davis will go on to the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, Croatia in March 2018; The Hubble Cantata will have its West Coast premiere at the Ford Theater in association with Los Angeles Opera in October, and Murat Eyuboglu’s The Colorado, a documentary eco-cantata for Roomful of Teeth, Glenn Kotche and Jeffrey Zeigler (with text by conservationist and writer William deBuys) will be at the Kennedy Center next March. I begin several large scale works including The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, for Minnesota Opera, with librettist Mark Campbell and director Eric Simonson, and two works with Royce Vavrek- Film Stills, an opera series with R.B. Schlather and Eve Gigliotti (which will be in residency at National Sawdust in the Spring) and a work for the Young People’s Chorus called the Apathetic Children for the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. Murat and I will also be diving into the next installation of the River Project: The Amazon, which just received a 2017 NEA grant. My film music work for the We Breathe Again will be released on PBS this Fall, and will receive its live scoring premiere at National Sawdust on the Winterreise Festival, curated by Tanya Tagaq and Jeffrey Zeigler on December 6th. New solo works for Inna Faliks, Allison Loggins-Hull (Diametrically Composed) and Jonah Sirota (Strong Sad) will be premiered and recorded. Lastly, Mass Reimaginings, my mass for Choir of Trinity Wall Street, will be performed and released on the National Sawdust Label. More dates coming soon, please check the calendar to your right!

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