2014 in a nutshell

So here we are on the last day of 2014.  Some highlights of the year were:  a springtime artist retreat at the wonderful Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) where I composed Girl, Walking, for electric guitar, contrabass, flute and found percussion; having won the 2014 Strauss Individual Artist Grant which enabled me to get a new iMac, upgrade to LPX and PT11, and other equipment I use to compose and perform (SO grateful!); working all summer on a score for a Chambers Group video (lots of fun); rehearsing with Fuse Ensemble for the AtlasPAC gig in November (always amazing to work with angela/martha/ina/pam/greg/ethan/jenny!); creating the score for Edgar Endress's video piece Media Vomit, for audio, video, live percussion and live opera singer (!) and getting to spend time with Scott Deal, the brilliant percussionist and awesome guy who came in to perform with Fuse at the Atlas and spend a couple days with the fam.  December performances by my middle school student performing groups at Browne Academy were loads of fun too!   2015 promises to be a year of some big changes, growth, collaborations and excitement!   Stay tuned...