May 2022: My short animated opera a collaboration with filmmaker Orfeo nel canale alimentare [ Orfeo in the Alimentary Canal], Rachel Mayeri was featured at Redcat Theater's film series at Disney Hall in Los Angeles.
May 2022: The Presence in the Time Between for violin, cello, and gamelan was premiered by the Los Angeles duo The Smudges. Also on the program was my . Elegy for Bill Colvig
April 2022: Thanks to the Chapman University Percussion Ensemble, who premiered Metallurgy for indeterminate metal instruments.
April 2022: The HearNow Festival and People Inside Electronics presented my Night Refuge performed by the Brightwork Ensemble with electronics and video.
April 2022: Members of the Brightwork Ensemble performed my Show Attachment at the University of Redlands.
February 2022: My for violin and gamelan was featured on John Schaefer's New Sounds on WNYC, New York. Mystic Canyon
January 2022: Thanks to Max Shea for including my (January) and The Question Mark's Black Ink (May) on his Martian Gardens radio show. Imbal-Imbalan
January 2022: Soprano Kirsten Ashley Wiest included my song A Sonatina with text by Gertrude Stein on her virtual recital at the University of California Riverside. You can see her performance with pianist Nic Gerpe here.
December 2021: The Scala Ensemble premiered my work for microtonal guitar, microtonal piano, and microtonal organ, especially commissioned for this group and for the On the Motion of Pendulums Huygens-Fokker Foundation in Amsterdam.
November 2021: My animation was projected at the Stellation Buenos Aires Planetarium.
November 2021: Rachel Mayeri's film for which I composed the score, was featured at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. Orfeo nel canale alimentare [ Orfeo in the Alimentary Canal],
October 2021: San Francisco's Other Minds music festival featured my for violin and gamelan as part of their KALW broadcast about new music for gamelan. Mystic Canyon
October 2021: Cellist Maggie Parkins and pianist Aron Kallay premiered my work at Pomona College. Show Attachment
January 2021: Microtonal pianist Aron Kallay's new CD Beyond 12, Vol. 2 was released by MicroFest Records and included my work for Aron, . The release was featured on several radio and net broadcasts, including Xen Radio and Klara public radio (Belgium). Paths of the Wind VIDEO
January 2021: An online short play that I contributed music to, Brett Campbell's Safe Distance premiered as a part of Portland's Fertile Ground Festival.
October 2020: The KC VITAs Chamber Choir of Kansas City premiered my Come Out, Cow with text by Gertrude Stein.
August 2020: The Claremont Colleges Cello Choir, directed by Maggie Parkins , created a video performance of my California Mabommay for 16 cellos:
July 2020: Thanks to Jude Thomas and Xen Radio for featuring my works, including Tingklik Toccata and . Imbal-Imbalan
July 2020: New York cellist Philip Sheegog presented a virtual performance of my California Mabommay.
June 2020: Maggie Parkins created a video performance of my piece for cello and computer processing, Resonant Halls of Memory.
Feb. 2020: The Elysian Trombone Quartet premiered my piece Rumble Strip at the American Trombone Workshop in Fort Myers, Virginia.
Feb. 2020: Brightwork newmusic performed my Night Refuge for chamber ensemble with electronics and video at the Ussachevsky Festival of Electronic Music.
Nov. 2019: Rachel Mayeri's film for which I composed the score, was featured at the Orfeo nel canale alimentare [ Orfeo in the Alimentary Canal], Rust Belt Microbiome conference in Pittsburgh.
July, 2019: Thanks to Piotr Grella-Mozejko and his show Avant-Garde and Beyond for featuring my CD on Guitars and Gamelan CJSR Edmonton.
Apr. 9, 2019: The HMC American Gamelan performed works at Tuesdays at Monk Space in Los Angeles as a part of MicroFest, including my Gending Sycamore Canyon, , and works by Lou Harrison. On April 21, we repeated the program in Claremont California with other works by Harrison and my Breath of the Compassionate . Imbal-Imbalan
Feb. 24, 2019: Brightwork newmusic premiered my Night Refuge for chamber ensemble with electronics and video at Harvey Mudd College. The suffering of refugees inspired this new work, which includes processed and edited sounds from refugees and video depicting their exile. Brightwork also performed it in March at Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal State Northridge.
Feb. 10, 2019: Thanks to the Stephen F. Austin Percussion Ensemble for performing my at the Texas Music Educator's Convention in San Antonio. Gandrung
Feb. 7, 2019: Michael Dean (BipTunia) has remixed my On Optimism for a new microtonal album to benefit Lyn Ulbricht.
Feb. 1, 2019: Maggie Parkins performed resonant halls of memory for cello with live computer processing at Pomona College's Ussachevsky Festival of Electronic Music.
Jan. 23, 2019: I participated in the Postclassical Ensemble's event titled Cultural Fusion: The Gamelan Experience at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC. This remarkable concert included two gamelan from the Indonesian Embassy, orchestral works by Lou Harrison, and other works inspired by the Indonesian Gamelan. The program included my own for piano, four hands, performed by Black Toccata Benjamin Pasternack and Wan-Chi Su. I also gave a talk, via video with the assistance of the Indonesian Embassy Javanese Gamelan and Joseph Horowitz, about the relationship of Javanese gamelan and the Lou Harrison Concerto for Piano with Selected Orchestra.
Dec. 15, 2018: Thanks to Amy Barston and her students at the Juilliard School in New York City for this video of their great performance of my . California Mabommay
Dec. 10, 2018: Aron Kallay performed my , a concerto for retuned piano and Balinese gamelan with the Skala-Niskala Pomona College Gamelan Giri Kusuma.
Nov. 2018: Rachel Rudich performed my for shakuhachi and electronics at Ryogoku Monten Hall in Tokyo. In-Yo
Nov. 16 & 17, 2018: My abstract video with music was projected as part of the Stellation Concierto de Música Visual en Fulldome - UVM at the Galileo Galilei Planetarium, Buenos Aires.
Sep. 2018: The Varied Trio performed my Five Gamelettes for violin, piano, and percussion at Occidental College.
Sep. 2018: I gave a presentation on John Cage in Claremont, California for a symposium on Cage@Claremont hosted by the library of the Claremont Colleges. You can read a version of my presentation here.
June 2018: The City of Bremen Gamelan performed my for violin and Javanese gamelan at the Munich Stadtmuseum as part of the Gending Vogel Flats Internationales Gamelan Musikfestival München.
June 2018: Mary Chase Doll premiered her choreography to my at the Laban Institute in New York City. Breath of the Compassionate
June 2018: Jaclyn Wappel presented a paper on my Concerto for Harp and Gamelan (which she has also performed) at the American Harp Society National Conference in Redlands, California. At the same conference, I gave a presentation on "The Harp and Lou Harrison." You can read a version of the presentation here.
May 6, 2018: As part of MicroFest 2018 Mak Grgic and Brian Head premiered my Slim Pickings for two retuned National Steel guitars. These instruments were originally designed for Lou Harrison, who devised an 11-limit just intonation scale for them.
Apr. 2018: Rachel Mayeri's film for which I composed the score, was featured at Vienna's' Universität für angewandte Kunst and the Viral Culture Symposium in Claremont. It also appeared at Perth's' Art Gallery of Western Australia and Old Customs House in Fremantle, Washington.
Orfeo nel canale alimentare [ Orfeo in the Alimentary Canal],
Apr. 22, 2018: As part of MicroFest 2018 the HMC American Gamelan performed works by Lou Harrison, along with my and At First Light for gamelan and video. The program also included Liminal Lanscape David Doty's suite for retuned tack piano and Greg Schiemer's work for many microtonal iPhones.
Apr.-May, 2018: The Claremont Concert Choir performed "A Sonatina" from my with soprano soloist Tessie Prakas. Three Songs of Gertrude Stein
Mar. 2018: I spoke on a panel on Global Links in the Performing Arts at the South Asia Studies Association National Conference. Coincidentally, Aron Kallay performed my , which I spoke about, at the Paths of the Wind Soundwaves series at the Santa Monica Library.
Feb. 2018: The Varied Trio premiered my Five Gamelettes for violin, piano, and percussion at Harvey Mudd College.
Feb. 2018: On Optimism, my electronic score for a collaboration with choreographer Kevin Williamson, poet Warren Liu, and artist Kaspar Kovitz, premiered as a part of Artsmooch at Scripps College.
Dec. 2017: Maggie Parkins premiered my resonant halls of memory for cello with live computer processing at Harvey Mudd College.
Oct. 2017: Rachel Mayeri's film Orfeo nel canale alimentare [ Orfeo in the Alimentary Canal], for which I composed the score, premiered at the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York City as a part of Chimera Experiments.
Sept. 2017: Kirsten Ashley Wiest performed my "A Sonatina" with text by Gertrude Stein with pianist Nic Gerpe at the unSUNg concert series in Pasadena. She has also performed it at recitals at Harvey Mudd College, Pasadena City College, Chapman University, and Tuesdays @ Monk Space in Los Angeles. You can see her performance with pianist Nic Gerpe here.
June 2017: I delivered the keynote address about composer Lou Harrison at the CeLOUbration at Portland State University.
May, 2017: Our book received positive mentions on Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick NPR, The New Yorker, the LA Times, 4Columns.org, Tempo and elsewhere. I spoke on the air on Bill McGlaughlin's syndicated radio show and KPFK's Global Village. Brett and I were guests and forum participants at the celebration of Harrison's music at New Music Works in Santa Cruz.
Apr. 23, 2017 My for two electric guitars and Balinese gamelan was performed at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Angin Listrik
Mar. 27, 2017: I was happy to be a guest of the Robb Composers' Symposium at the University of New Mexico, where my Sounds Ineffable was presented.
Feb. 12, 2017: Gamelan Dwara Udyani of Denison University, Ohio, premiered my with violinist Andrew Strietelmeier as part of the Gending Swallowtail Tutti Festival.
Feb. 3, 2017: BrightWork New Music ensemble performed my at the he watches the clouds pass the window Ussachevsky Memorial Electronic Music Festival. They will repeat the program in Pasadena on Feb. 25, sponsored by People Inside Electronics.