Coming soon, three works of mine will be performed in a concert on February 26, 2019 at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music in Grusin Music Hall. “Lear Meditation 2 (Into the Storm)” for two pianos (completed January 2017) will have its America premiere by pianists, Mutsumi Moteki and Tamara Goldstein. Mutsumi Moteki will also perform the America premiere of “Lear Meditation 1” for solo piano (completed June 2015) as well as the world premiere of my new song cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano to poems by Mary Catherine Kirtley Young. The song cycle is titled, This Wavy, Clumpy Yard of Mine and was completed in July of 2018. The concert is at 7:30 PM and is part of the CU Faculty Music Series.
Announcing the release of Haiku Songs of Karigane: Here, below, is a Youtube link to the fourth song of this five-song work. The song cycle is written for soprano and piano, and was released on the Navona Records label on October 14, 2016. It is the first work on an album titled, Cadence: New Works for Voices in Verse. For this recording the performers are Jennifer Bird, soprano and Mutsumi Moteki, piano.
By using this website’s Compositions tab, you may listen to an excellent, live performance of the complete Haiku Songs of Karigane as presented in September 2006 by MeeAe Cecilia Nam, soprano and Mutsumi Moteki, piano. There, you will also find English translations of the five Japanese haiku.
I am happy to announce the rerelease of my work for large orchestra, Leaves falling from the Holy Tree. It appears on the Navona Records CD NV5969 titled Luminescence, which it shares with the excellent works of five other composers. For this CD, released 9 September 2014, my piece has been remastered and edited.
(The first excerpt in this Youtube montage is the opening 2 minutes 25 seconds of Leaves falling from the Holy Tree. The piece has a total duration of 12 minutes 30 seconds.)
For more information and to listen to the complete work, please refer to the “Compositions” tab, click on the arrow, then click on the “Orchestral” arrow and select the work.