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New Year’s Round up!

I’m going to try to keep this page fairly updated and fairly concise. Both seem challenging to me in general, but I’m really working on it.

The Invisible Cities album is doing quite well. We’ve gotten favorite write-ups in the LA Times (“The music stays with you”), the Boston Globe (“gorgeous, dreamlike”), Thought Catalog (“You’ll be hooked before you hear the first note sung.”), Stage and Screen (“this generation’s answer to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon”), and was Q2’s album of the week. Anyway, you get the idea. Lots of nice things.

Stream it all here, and buy it here. Would honestly love to hear what you think.

There’s lots of really exciting stuff coming up in the next few months, but I’ll just highlight a few things. I received a Fromm Foundation Commission from Harvard University for a new violin sonata for Rachel Lee Priday and David Kaplan. That piece—which I am furiously writing—will hear light of day on February 6 at Subculture in a concert presented by the MATA Festival—not only that, but Rachel, Dave and I curated the whole thing together so it features some of our favorite pieces.

Ian Rosenbaum—stellar percussionist and great friend—and I head up to EMPAC in January to record and video my percussion and electronics piece Memory Palace. We’re collaborating with the amazing director Mark DeChiazza to create a multimedia experience of the piece. It’s all very fun.

And hey! My friend Jonathan Maurer, currently a graduate student at USC directed an absolutely gorgeous “music video” for my piece How to Breathe Underwater. It’s beautiful:

AND… The months ahead feature the premieres of new pieces by eighth blackbird, the LA Phil, and the Albany Symphony. More on that SUPER soon.