I just finished an arrangement of I Saw Three Ships for St. Dunstan’s Choir, an all-male group directed by Joseph Arndt and in residence at Grace Church in Newark. Earlier this month, they premiered my Mass for Men’s Voices.
Music of Peter Lieberson Volume 3 Piano Concerto No. 3 Viola Concerto Stephen Beck, piano; Roberto Diaz, viola; Odense Symphony Orchestra, Scott Yoo, conductor Peter Lieberson (1946-2011) was a composer capable of creating affecting works in a wide range of styles. He was well known for collaborations with his wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; songsContinue reading “Peter Lieberson Volume 3 on Bridge (CD Review)”
Crazy Weather BMOPsound 1038 As evidenced by Crazy Weather, Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s latest recording of music by Scott Wheeler, the composer really knows his way around the percussive sounds. Even on pieces for strings like the title track, there is the ‘thwack’ of pizzicatos and bow slaps to help propel the proceedings. Pacing is anotherContinue reading “BMOP Plays Scott Wheeler”
I have been greatly enjoying A Harvest Home, Cantus’s new Thanksgiving themed CD. One of my favorite compositions on the recording is Eventide, by Byron Adams. You can hear it via the SoundCloud link below.
Lei Liang Bamboo Lights JACK Quartet; Rootstock Percussion; Cicada Chamber Ensemble; musicians from soundSCAPE; Awea Duo; The Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, conductor Bridge 9425 CD Composer Lei Liang knows how to pick performers; or perhaps, wisely, they select his works. Either way, when their paths cross, as they do here on a portrait CDContinue reading “Lei Liang – Bamboo Lights on Bridge”
The latest issue of Perspectives of New Music (Volume 52/2) is a 386-page tribute celebrating the compositions, scholarship, and life of Robert Morris and includes a 3-CD boxed set of music by Robert Morris and others, which is also available on its own from Open Space. Among the contributors to this collection are Rob Haskins,Continue reading “Perspectives of New Music Celebrates Robert Morris.”
Helen Grime Night Songs Lynsey Marsh, clarinet; Hallé Orchestra and Hallé Soloists; Sir Mark Elder and Jamie Phillips, conductors NMC Recordings NMCD 199 Helen Grime is Associate Composer of the Hallé Orchestra. The ensemble has given her a generous portrait CD on NMC with excellent performances of both chamber and orchestral works, all composed inContinue reading “Helen Grime Portrait CD on NMC”
Thanks to loadbang for performing my music this Friday in California (info below). November 7, 8pm: Festival of New American Music Gala, Sacramento, CA This gala will feature performances of music by Andy Akiho, Christian Carey, David Lang, and Scott Worthington, as well as appearances by pianist Lara Downes, and the Rootstock Percussion Trio. loadbangContinue reading “loadbang in Sacramento”
Adam Berenson Lumen Dream Play Records Composer/pianist Adam Berenson makes an eclectic array of music: classical compositions, controlled improvisations, electronic music, and jazz. Lumen, his latest release for Dream Play Records, collects two CDs of his works. Spanning more than two decades of documentation, it features performers Bob Moses, Bill Marconi, Scott Barnum, Eric Hofbauer,Continue reading “Adam Berenson’s Lumen”