I Dream of Wires

Nobody’s ever been able to accuse me of possessing excess business savvy. But it seems extra perverse, even for me, that hot on the heels of being graced with some actual ‘jazz’ cred, my first two releases of 2015 should be solo electronics. Ornery solo electronics. Of ostensibly incompatible genres from each other, no less. But to the hypothetical ideal listener who cares deeply about the long arc of my work (cough), I’m convinced this makes perfect sense…

Critical love for (W).A.S.T.E.

Wrack’s …Awaits Silent Tristero’s Empire registered on a few year-end Best Of 2014 lists, including the 7th Annual En Intruso Critics’ Poll, Delire actuel, and #1 Jazz and Improv album in Magnet Magazine.

(W).A.S.T.E. wrapup

I’m still coming down from a dizzying week with my beloved comrades in Wrack realizing (at last) …Awaits Silent Tristero’s Empire, my Chamber Music America 2012 New Jazz Works Commission inspired by the early novels of Thomas Pynchon. A rip-roaring...

CMA conference reflections (1.22.13)

Thanks to the 2012 New Jazz Works grant, I was able to attend Chamber Music America‘s annual conference in NY. As a first-time attendee, it was more than a little dizzying – a collision of so many ideas and approaches from multiple musical perspectives,...

Wrack receives New Jazz Works grant from CMA ...

I’m giddy to report that I’ve been awarded a New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development grant from Chamber Music America. I’ll be writing a massive piece for Wrack with the welcome augmentation of trombonist Jeb Bishop (a member of the...

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