News of the Day!

Jeez, it's been a long time since I posted! Sorry about that. Finally have a moment here at the end of my artist retreat at the VCCA. Here's some news: 

I've had an amazing week at my residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. I've completed a new piece for SATB choir and flute, violin, cello, contrabass. It's called Nightingale. I hope to have it premiered in the fall, but will make a recording of it very soon. More details will come on that in May. 

So Fuse Ensemble has been trying hard to book more gigs for our current season. Funding for this season has been spotty at best, but I am still pushing forward. For now, here's what we've got: 

Fuse Ensemble will be performing SKETCH, Musical Explorations of Identity, Image, and the Art of Becoming, at The Firehouse Space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Sunday June 5th at 5:00 p.m. Its a great place to hang, watch a performance and have some wine or beer! What could be better than that? Percussionist Scott Deal will join us again, this time to premiere my new composition “We Meet Ourselves” for marimba and triggered audio, and will be performing works by Eve Beglarian, Linda Dusman, Steve Antosca and Gina Biver. Come on out!! Check out the Firehouse Space here. www.thefirehousespace.org

The second week of June will see Fuse Ensemble pianist Ina Mirtcheva and cellist Pam Clem perform Gina Biver’s The Cellar Door (2011) for piano, cello and 4-channel audio, at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival on Thursday June 16th at the Abrons Arts Center Playhouse in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Check out the festival at www.nycemf.org and the venue at www.abronsartscenter.org

After that, I'll be teaching at the Levine School of Music's summer program in Washington, DC. Looking forward to that!