I have just returned from an artistic residency at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences. The three weeks I spent there were invigorating and helped me to understand where I am as a composer/artist and led to some ideas for exciting new projects. There are going to be a couple of opportunities to hear/experience my works in venues/spaces across the United States in the next few months and I wanted to share that information here.
Arts Council Salon Gallery
Coming up first is an installation that I created for the Arts Council SALON Gallery. The installation is already up and running and will be on display for the next few months. I was approached by the Arts Council and asked to adapt an installation that I created for the LUNA Fete festival in 2019 for display this spring in their SALON Gallery. While the space normally houses artist studios, they have decided not to invite artists during the pandemic as a precaution. Instead, the Arts Council has set up a gallery of installations and interactive exhibits from various artists/collectives throughout the city of New Orleans that visitors can walk through while still following social distancing guidelines. The space has been transformed by a variety of artists working in multiple mediums and is a must-see if you are going to be in the French Quarter.
SoundsNew MAJU21 Tour
My composition Shatter was accepted for performance on the MAJU tour of fixed media works with the National Association of Composers USA Sounds NEW chapter, and there are going to be several chances to hear it. The tour consists of multiple programs broadcast in outdoor venues across the country and you will be able to listen to Shatter on the following dates and locations:
5/8 Niagara Falls, NY
5/9 Luna Pier, MI
6/7 Tallulah Gorge State Park, GA
TBD Apallachian Trail (Cow Rock Mtn)
TBD Chickamauga National Park
All concerts are free and open to the public. If you are interested in attending any of the performances, you can find more information on the events page of the NACUSA SoundsNEW Chapter website. You can also RSVP with David Peoples (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the exact location/times.
New Music on the Bayou
I’m excited to once again have a work accepted for performance at New Music on the Bayou in Monroe, LA. This festival, which will take place this year from June 3rd-6th, is one of my favorites and it is incredible to see so much fantastic music from living composers being performed. While Monroe is in the middle of Louisiana, they have a robust arts scene the community support for this festival is amazing.
This work will once again be performed by Megan Ihnen, who I have had the privilege (and I absolutely mean that) of working with this past year. If you are anywhere remotely close to this festival, it is worth checking out.
More information about this festival can be found on their website.
New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
Rounding out this list of performances is the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, which will take place in an online format this June. A recording of the premiere of my composition in Noise, for piano, percussion, and electronics, will be included on one of the festival’s concert programs. The dates of the festival have not been released yet, but you can find more information about the festival on their website as it becomes available.
Thanks for all of the support, and keep tuned for some major project announcements planned for later this year. In addition to my website, you can also follow me and my work on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.