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December 3rd, 2013

A Week of Concerts!

December 3rd, 2013

A Week of Concerts!


It's a surprisingly busy week concert-wise. On Thursday at Issue Project Room I'll be playing xylophone in Darmstadt's presentation of In C . I haven't played a mallet instrument in years, and it's been really fun working on the piece. On Friday, Erik Carlson will be playing my Nine Minutes For The Four Pillars In Duet with The Paris Drones …

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November 7th, 2013

Input for Avant Media

November 7th, 2013

Input for Avant Media


My company, Avant Media, is getting ready to launch a brand new membership program. To help us do this, we need your feedback on what sort of benefits you'd like as a member. Please take a couple minutes to take this quick survey and help us shape our membership program into exactly what you want it to be. You can also enter to win one of the …

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August 15th, 2013

Shiver in Korea

August 15th, 2013

Shiver in Korea


I'm very pleased to announce that Shiver, my 2008 collaboration with Oscar Henriquez and Laine Rettmer is currently being shown in Seoul as part of Thinking Media III curated by Jung Hee Choi, Jinsik Shin, and Jung-Chul Hur at the Chungmu Art Hall alongside works by Jung Hee Choi, Avi Varma, Alex Carpenter and many others. If you can't make it to …

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March 19th, 2013

A New Short Piece

March 19th, 2013

A New Short Piece


Avant Media has begun putting up documentation from this year's Avant Music Festival. You can view excerpts from the performance of Apparitions Of The Four Pillars In The Midwinter Starfield Under The Astral 789 Duet over on vimeo . And photos are up on Flickr and Facebook . Tomorrow, we are celebrating the first day of spring (such as it is) …

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February 8th, 2013

A Big February Again

February 8th, 2013

A Big February Again


It's that time again, and we're gearing up for the 2013 Avant Music Festival which begins next week. Tickets are on sale now through Avant Media . There is also a great preview video on the site with interviews with the featured composers. I'm extremely proud to be presenting a new work Apparitions Of The Four Pillars In The Midwinter Starfield …

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February 6th, 2013

Interviews

February 6th, 2013

Interviews


I have recently answered five questions for Mr. Andrew Lee over at I Care If You Listen where I talk a lot about the upcoming Avant Music Festival . A few months back I did a wonderful interview with Molly Sheridan at NewMusicBox . Everyone wants to know why I left University apparently. Read on to find out: 5 Questions for I Care If You Listen …

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January 13th, 2013

A Cageian Dream

January 13th, 2013

A Cageian Dream


I had the great pleasure of recording the inimitable Margaret Leng Tan performing John Cage's Suite for Toy Piano today. What an honor, and what an incredible and generous woman. The full video is for 49Waltzes.com as part of Waltz 38

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September 5th, 2012

49 Waltzes for The Five Boroughs

September 5th, 2012

49 Waltzes for The Five Boroughs


I'm extremely proud to announce the launch of a brand new interactive website version of John Cage's 49 Waltzes for The Five Boroughs . I've been working for a few months with Oscar Henriquez to develop the site as a celebration of John Cage's 100th birthday and an homage to the great city of New York. It turned out beautifully and has been a …

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August 31st, 2012

Releasing Cage, Unlocked

August 31st, 2012

Releasing Cage, Unlocked


Thank you to everyone that pledged to our Kickstarter campaign. Cage, Unlocked will be released on September 5th, with physical CDs shipping shortly after that. We're really excited to be celebrating John Cage this whole month, and we're working to schedule an album release party as well. You can pre-order the album today from the Avant Media …

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August 1st, 2012

Celebrating John Cage at 100

August 1st, 2012

Celebrating John Cage at 100


Avant Media is planning to release a special Live CD of music by John Cage, recorded live during the 2012 Avant Music Festival. Featured on the album are Sonatas and Interludes, Concert for Piano and Orchestra, and Ryoanji. We are raising funds for this album through Kickstarter, and your pledge would help make this disc a reality. I'm …

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March 6th, 2012

Après the Deluge..

March 6th, 2012

Après the Deluge..


Thank you all for an amazing February and an extraordinary Avant Music Festival . This year saw the world premiere of my longest piece to date. The Third Pillar... written for the amazing trombonist William Lang. There are photos up on Flickr of both of the festival concerts, and audio/video will be coming soon as well. After the longest piece …

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February 21st, 2012

The Third Pillar

February 21st, 2012

The Third Pillar


Dear friends and listeners, Following the truncated, partial premiere last Saturday as part of the 2012 Avant Music Festival, William Lang and I are very excited to present the Full World Premiere of The Third Pillar in Primal Imperfect Palindrome with The Souvenir of The Second Pillar, The Floating Cirrus over the Pumping Slush, and The Highest …

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February 9th, 2012

The Big February

February 9th, 2012

The Big February


It's turning out to be a pretty intense February. This week and next is the Third Annual Avant Music Festival and this year is gonna be big. On Friday, February 10th, at 1PM I'll be appearing on The New Canon with Olivia Giovetti in an episode called, appropriately, Cage Match. Then Friday night, the opening night of the 2012 Avant Music …

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Analog Apparitions , my cassette for The Tapeworm featuring two 30 minute droning cassette explorations, has been officially sold out for some time now. However, the glorious cover image for Analog Apparitions created by Oscar Henriquez is available as part of The Bookwoorm's first publication The Art Of Worms . I've just made the final seven …

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