The Secret Opera put up a YouTube video (audio only, really) of the premiere of the chamber version of Only Air. Check it...

In preparation for the upcoming NY premiere of Only Air this Sunday (learn more about the performance here, and buy tickets here), I thought that I’d post a few thoughts about the piece, inspired by the questions that Garrett Schumann sent me to help prepare his...

What a Difference…

After a frankly hellish few months at the day job (everyone agrees), I was finally able to take a few days away from the office to, y’know, get some writing done. With a whopping FOUR commissions on my plate, all of which need to be done by March 10, I was...

Matter-of-Fact

“Matter-of-fact” may, in fact, be my favorite score indication. “Clangorous” being a close second. (Only Air (2011-2013)) (“Permanently” from at least a moment (2009)) Similar markings work, too: (“inevitable” from...

Playing Catch-Up

Only Air The orchestration to Only Air continues apace. I’m starting in on the third interlude this evening, which will be the most challenging one since it does require a bit of actual composition as well – my sketches, which are usually either detailed...