Ucross residency scheduled!

I’ve held off on the official announcement of this until everything was scheduled: I’ll be in residence at Ucross in Clearmont, WY from August 31 to September 25 this Fall. In early 2008, I finished work on Ricky Ian Gordon’s website, and Ricky sent...

Long Barn on the Back Burner

Alas, the premiere of Long Barn was canceled last week, so the piece will be put on hold until I’ve finished the other commissions on my plate. I’m not really sure why the performance was nixed, but it’s aggravating that I put off another paying...

Whiny post

I don’t like whiny blog posts, but indulge me for a second. One of the really draining things about being a composer – particularly a young composer – is the constant stream (river!) of rejection letters from competitions and grants and colonies. So...

Addictive Riddle: DDT Interview #4 – 1966-1980.

This week’s interview was a little scatter-shot. We jumped around a lot and corrected some previous errors before going on to new material. We started out where we had our greatest problems two weeks ago: with the Harvard years, and the Bog Schoolhouse. I had...