Matmos: Ultimate Care II (CD Review)

Matmos Ultimate Care II Thrill Jockey Records Matmos (the duo of M. C. (Martin) Schmidt and Drew Daniel) uses an unusual sonic palette for their latest Thrill Jockey recording, Ultimate Care II. The sounds of the recording are made with the Whirlpool Ultimate Care II model washing machine in the basement of their home in Baltimore, Maryland. InContinue reading “Matmos: Ultimate Care II (CD Review)”

Wednesday on Classical Discoveries

My Gilgamesh Suite will be part of Marvin Rosen’s Wednesday radio show on WPRB (listen online here). It starts bright at early at 5:30 AM EST and goes until 11 AM.

Zodiac Trio (CD Review)

Dreamtime Zodiac Trio Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet Vanessa Mollard, violin Riko Higuma, piano Blue Griffin Records CD/download Formed at Manhattan School of Music in 2006, the Zodiac Trio have been ambitious in their commissioning projects. Joined by guest cellist Ariel Barnes, on their second album Dreamtime they tackle a program consisting entirely of 21st century music. The CD features two substantial commissioned works: Lamentations, by RichardContinue reading “Zodiac Trio (CD Review)”

April 18: New Music Series at WPUNJ

On April 18th as part of William Paterson University’s New Music Series, Fuller Brush Work, my piece for drum set using only brushes, will be performed. I’m delighted that it will be on a program with music by two composers whose work I greatly admire: Eve Beglarian and Stuart Saunders Smith. Thanks to New Music Series’s Artistic Director Peter Jarvis for programming and playing myContinue reading “April 18: New Music Series at WPUNJ”