Friday I started writing the new piece commissioned by Marc Peloquin.

The title, Growl, was inspired by an item in a list of bizarre subject lines from spam emails collected by Esther Landau, a flautist/music administrator I met at the American Music Center’s annual meeting last month.

The premiere performance, on July 19 at 7:00pm, will be a part of Concert Artist Guild’s new series The Upright Pianos Brigade at Barbés (376 9th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn).