ASCAP Plus Award
have received my 21st ASCAP Plus Award. Thanks to ASCAP for their recognition of my work, and to the many performers who have
performed my music over the last year.
American Music Review article on the Roy Harris Archive at CSULA
2013 Performances: Moscow, Venice
Ca, Valletta, Salt Lake City, Bangkok, Japan, Edmonton...
New Work for Alto Saxophone and Piano
- William Street, saxophone and Roger Admiral, piano will premiere my new work
for them on October 6, 2013 in Edmonton, Canada. The premiere will be followed by performances in San Jose, Ca and Los Angeles
on October 22 and 24.
flutist Rita D'Arcangelo will perform my solo flute piece "Yer-" October 1, 2013 at the Yamano Music Hall in Tokyo. I look forward to composing a new concerto for flute and chamber
winds which she will premiere in 2014.
Street performs my "Smoke and Mirrors: Symbia II" for solo alto sax at the Thailand International Composition
Festival in Bangkok, Thailand, July 9, 2013.
2013 Utah Arts Festival
- My "Lamentations: Hayasdan" for flute/picc. and piano was performed during
the 2013 Utah Arts Festival by flutist Carlton Vickers and pianist Jed Moss
on Saturday, June 22. Carlton and Jed did an outstanding job for the North American premiere, congratulations to them and
thanks to co-director John Costa for the opportunity.
Malta International Music Festival and Competition
- My solo violin composition "Opaque Silence-Flash: Symbia III"
was premiered by competition semi-finalist Petromilla Jakas, Croatia, on April 6 in Valletta. Ms. Jakas was
awarded the prize for the best performance of the piece during the competition. I also presented a master class for violinists
from Germany and Armenia.
- Satik Andriassian
and I performed our arrangement of Villa-lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieros No. 5" for guitar and
double bass. Satik performed works of Rossini and Piazolla with Ukranian violinist Nathalija Reithal.
Lines in the Sand Project: Music to the Art of Daniel Gall
- Fellow composer and artist Daniel Gall asked me to compose a work based on his series of work called,
"Lines in the Sand". Click here to hear my solo double bass improvisation, performed February 8 at Beyond Baroque.
- To see the work I interpreted click here.
- The Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble performed the premiere
of my Lamentations: Hayasdan, flute and piano version on Monday, January 28, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.
From all reports, the premiere went very well, thanks to the fine performance of MCME members Ivan Bushuev, flute and Mikhail Doubov, piano.