Category Archives: Music

Improvisation

“This monkey is tied, now let’s skin it!” But the ability to improvise is not just “winging it.” It is built on foundations of study and practice that prepare the improviser for the moment of action. This quote is from … Continue reading

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“Nighttime”

Nighttime from my song cycle Fisherman Songs I stopped getting embarrassed a while ago, probably when my 12-year old daughter was born. So to sing my song wasn’t difficult but I just can’t sing. But I want to get this … Continue reading

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One Minute Song from an Angel

I Heard an Angel Singing Back in the summer I composed a one minute piece for soprano and fixed media. It was part of a collection of 15 songs in collaboration with the soprano Anné-Marie Condacse on the theme Angeli, … Continue reading

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Lament (a Snippet)

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A Monodrama for Bass/baritone These four measures, mm. 40-43 from scene one, encapsulates the overall sound world of my 50 minute monodrama “Lament” (text by Dylan Thomas). The ensemble has just taken over from the singer’s line “…my wicked eyes.” … Continue reading

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Time

Conventional music constructs time. Unconventional music obliterates time.

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Trickster (scrolling score)

Trickster for clarinet solo Trickster was composed in New York City in the Summer of 1997 and completed on August 30th. The premiere took place at the Greenwich House in New York City by the composer on June 28, 1998. … Continue reading

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Contemplative Artistic Relationship

There is a relationship between contemplative practices and artistic practices.

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Invent Your Own Craft

There is neither a common craft, nor common narrative. The composer must invent their own craft.

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Time

A composer should transform time, not mirror it.

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Save Music, Download.

  Save music, download.

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