Category Archives: Observations

“Folio 1″ Recordings!

This past June, I had the pleasure of traveling out to Kansas City, MO to hear mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen and violist Michael Hall premiere Folio 1, a new song-cycle they commissioned from me in January 2016. Folio 1 sets texts … Read More…

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One Year, Seven Premieres

It was about 2 AM on the morning of March 14 – while I was fervently finishing the program notes for my doctoral composition recital – when it struck me that I have had a few premieres in the last … Read More…

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Mapping My Musical Twittverse: Week 25

On December 16, I announced my plan to listen and briefly record my responses to the music of the composers who follow me on Twitter. This post is the twenty-fifth and final installment of what I call, “Mapping My Musical … Read More…

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Mapping My Musical Twitterverse: Week 24

On December 16, I announced my plan to listen and briefly record my responses to the music of the composers who follow me on Twitter. This post is the twenty-fourth installment of what I call, “Mapping My Musical Twitterverse”, and … Read More…

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Mapping My Musical Twitterverse: Week 23

On December 16, I announced my plan to listen and briefly record my responses to the music of the composers who follow me on Twitter. This post is the twenty-second installment of what I call, “Mapping My Musical Twitterverse”, and … Read More…

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Mapping My Musical Twitterverse: Week 22

On December 16, I announced my plan to listen and briefly record my responses to the music of the composers who follow me on Twitter. This post is the twenty-second installment of what I call, “Mapping My Musical Twitterverse”, and … Read More…

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Mapping My Musical Twitterverse: Week 21

On December 16, I announced my plan to listen and briefly record my responses to the music of the composers who follow me on Twitter. This post is the twenty-first installment of what I call, “Mapping My Musical Twitterverse”, and … Read More…

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Twitterverse Hiatus #2

Hey all,   Excitement in my personal life last week (i.e. getting engaged to the love of my life Shana!!) kept me from pointing out that my blog series “Mapping My Musical Twitterverse” is taking a brief hiatus so I … Read More…

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Mapping My Musical Twitterverse: Week 20

Editor’s Note: This week’s edition of “Mapping My Musical Twitterverse” is dedicated to mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen, a devoted performer of contemporary music who ranks among this series’ most loyal readers. Megan suffered a personal tragedy this weekend, and I humbly … Read More…

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Mapping My Musical Twitterverse: Week 19

On December 16, I announced my plan to listen and briefly record my responses to the music of the composers who follow me on Twitter. This post is the nineteenth installment of what I call, “Mapping My Musical Twitterverse”, and … Read More…

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