New video for Empyrean Atlas, recorded at the Navy Yards for the Living Room Series (created by Shimmy Boyle and produced by Kate Fisher).
Tonight is the premiere of a new piece, wind up bird, commissioned by the Arts at the Park Festival. Composed for Mak Grgic (electric guitar) and Paul Vasile (baroque organ). Previewed at Sequenza21.
A recording of hashimoto, a new piece for 3 flutes (premiered at Weill Hall on 2/13/13), is posted here. Featuring Andrew Sterman, my colleague in the Philip Glass Ensemble, performing all the parts. Composed, recorded, mixed & produced by yours truly.
Empyrean Atlas is playing for the Radio Zero series at Sycamore, on 3/25. Our new record, released last month, is here.
Hello from Hong Kong, just got here to perform Einstein on the Beach!
Empyrean Atlas is doing a house show this Friday at 10 Clermont in Brooklyn, for the new Living Room Series. It will also double as a live music video shoot. 9pm start!
Excited to announce that I’m now on the Serious Music Media roster (along with Michael Gordon, Toby Twining, Michael Harrison, Alarm Will Sound & many other amazing composers and ensembles). Check them out!
Exciting month of music making. I’ll be in L.A. on the 10th to hear the JACK Quartet and Mak Grgic premiere my new piece, as the crow flies. This was commissioned by the Da Camera Society.
Then on the 13th my new piece for 3 flutes, hashimoto, is being performed at Weill Hall (at Carnegie Hall) for the A4TY Program at Bloomingdale School of Music.
And finally, my band Empyrean Atlas is doing a show on the 22nd in Williamsburg at 7 Dunham w/ Julia Easterlin, Tony Castles and Conrad Winslow. Our new CD will be available (starting on 2/19), so it’s kind of like an undercover CD release party too. Hope you can make it.
As a member of the Philip Glass Ensemble, I have been very excited to perform in Philip’s classic Einstein on the Beach, cited by Alex Ross of the New Yorker as “the musical event of the year.”
Preview a track from the forthcoming Empyrean Atlas album (Feb 2013) on I Care If You Listen’s 2012 Winter Mixtape.
A busy couple months ahead! Working on a several commissions over the next few months, including a piece for 3 flutes that will premiere at Carnegie Hall (Weill) and new music for electric guitar and organ performed by Mak Grgic and Paul Vasile (Arts at the Park Festival).
Leading up to then, the Philip Glass Ensemble will be touring in London, Amsterdam, Groningen and Ghent to play Koyaanisqatsi, Einstein on the Beach and La Belle et la Bete.
I also just created a new multimedia page to highlight some of the collaborations I’ve done in the past year. It’s always inspiring to work with artists in other fields, and with some potential new projects percolating I’m looking forward to doing more of it!
There is an exciting show coming up at the HERE Arts Center (NYC ) on November 19th. The cast of Einstein on the Beach will be presenting their own music/dance/film, and my band Empyrean Atlas will be closing the show! Show starts at 8:30 and we’ll be on around 10.