Thursday, December 18, 2014

Satoko Inoue Premieres Three for piano

September 27th, 2014 - Tokyo
Japanese pianist Satoko Inoue will present the world premiere of my recent composition Three for piano. 

   Location: Ryogoku Monten Hall, 1-3-9 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku
   Date and Time: Saturday, September 27, 19:00

She will give additional performances of Three during her upcoming tour in California. 
   Location: San Francisco Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street
   Date and Time: Wednesday, October 22, 19:30

   Location: Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, Stockton
   Date and Time: Friday, October 24, 19:30

Stigmart10 publishes interview with myself and Celia Eid

The online publisher Stigmart10 has just posted their VideoFocus Issue for fall 2014 and it features an interview with myself and animation artist Celia Eid about the creation of our collaborative work, Interstitial Traces. You can view a video of Interstitial Traces on the Works page. 
The complete publication can be found at -
http://issuu.com/stigmart10press/docs/stigmart_videofocus_autumn_2014_-_s

or if you want to jump directly to our interview -

Friday, October 10, 2014

Back to Tokyo

September 2014 made a quick trip to Tokyo for the premiere performance by Satoko Inoue of my recent piano composition, Three. As always she played beautifully!

It was great to be there again.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kaze no Yume - "Dream of the Wind" (2012)

Kaze no Yume for sho, makusho, rin, hichiriki, ryuteki, computer, and video was composed during my year long stay in Japan. It was written for Ko Ishikawa, Hitomi Nakamura, and Chiaki Yagi. All of the visual images and many of the sounds were captured in Japan.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

More than a few concerts...

~ So here is a post from 2012 that I never published but thought it might still be interesting. ~

One thing that is certain in Tokyo - if you want to go to a concert any day, practically any time, you can. The rich assortment of musical styles, ensembles, and performance venues is quite extraordinary. I thought I'd kick off this category with a little summary of events I have enjoyed over the last few months.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Yaddo Artists Retreat

During the summer of 2013 I spent 4 weeks at the Yaddo Artist Retreat in Saratoga Springs, New York. What an extraordinary place. Located on the Trask Family estate, artists from around the world gather to spend time working on creative projects.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Interstitial Traces (2012)

Interstitial Traces for alto and baritone saxophone, computer soundscape, and animation is a collaboration between French animation artist Celia Eid and myself. It was created while we were living on different continents – she in France and myself in Japan.