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Leipzig

Leipzig-03.07.12 on the train to Weimar, Erfurt, Eisenach… I spent yesterday (the 3rd)  in Leipzig, seeing and doing as much as I could in the several hours I had. First of all, my friend SeHee (currently in Berlin) is in…

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Berlin

Berlin to Leipzig – 03.07.12 An amazing two weeks in Berlin just came to a close. I’m now sitting in the ICE bullet train, headed to Leipzig to begin a six-day trip across Germany and finally to Fontainebleau, France (just…

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Philly -> Berlin

I’m sitting at my gate at the Philadelphia Airport, leaving for Berlin via Frankfurt in about 40 minutes.   Just had an incredible weekend in Philly with the premiere of “Travelling Salesman” followed by a celebratory night and a full day…

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Miscellanae

Some things: – Recently, the Da Camera Young Artists put on several concerts at the Menil Collection as part of an ongoing series surrounding Debussy (who turns 150 this year).  I arranged his piano prelude “des pas sur la niege”…

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New recordings posted

More music! I recently had the pleasure of performing fellow Rice DMA composer Karl Blench’s piece for clarinet, viola, and piano called Book of Mental Imagery.  Four of the nine movements are posted on the “Piano” page.  A couple weeks…

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Ravel in Texas

I was just starting some preliminary research on a paper I’ll be writing on Ravel’s opera L’enfant et les sortilège and discovered an article that cited a lecture that the composer gave, in April 1928, at the then-named Rice Institute…

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Travelling Salesman

I’m home in Carlsbad, CA and have been devoting the past few days to finishing the music for Travelling Salesman, a feature film written and directed by Timothy Lanzone, produced by Fretboard Pictures. Producing and editing the music can be…