May 12, 2013: The extraordinary Los Angeles Electric 8 will premiere my Rational Basis as a part of MicroFest's Heavy Metal! Gongs and Guitars, 8:00 pm at Lyman Hall, Pomona College. They will repeat the performance at Cal Poly Pomona's Guitar Festival and Red Door Vineyard Wine Adventure in Agoura Westlake.
April 11, 2013: The Visual Music Ensemble will perform at Russian Hall, Hollywood as a part of MicroFest and Music on Argyle. The program will include my , Breath of the Compassionate , Liminal Landscape , Stellation , and the premiere of a new piece for electronics and soprano At First Light Rebecca Tomlinson, . Time Resonances
February 1, 2013: The Visual Music Ensemble will perform with gamelan instruments, electronics, and video at the Liminal Landscape 2013 Ussachevsky Memorial Electronic Music Festival at Pomona College.
November 16, 2012: The HMC American Gamelan and the Visual Music Ensemble will perform at Platt Campus Center, Harvey Mudd College at 7:00 pm. The program will include a set of works for gamelan and electronic instruments with abstract video, including the premiere of , Bad Attitude , Liminal Landscape , and Stellation . The program will also feature works by John Cage and Lou Harrison. Breath of the Compassionate
November 3, 2012: Aron Kallay and Yuri Inoo will perform at The Question Mark's Black Ink Bridges Hall of Music, Pomona College, at 8:00 pm. They will also perform this program on November 4 8:00 pm at the Steinway Gallery in Pasadena and November 15 7:00 pm at Chapman University.
May 6, 2012: The schedule for the 2012 MicroFest Festival of microtonal music has been announced. Violinist Susan Jensen with the HMC American Gamelan will be performing my Concerto for Violin and American Gamelan at Lyman Hall, Pomona College. Also on the program are works by Enno Poppe and Lou Harrison.
April 13 & 14, 2012: The Claremont Colleges Chamber Choir will be premiering my with choreography by The Cracked Kettle Ronnie Brosterman in Garrison Hall, Scripps College. The choir will also give a concert performance of the piece on May 4 at 12:15 pm in Balch Auditorium, Scripps College. Thanks to conductor Chuck Kamm for the commission.
April 1, 2012: I contributed a tuning for Aron Kallay's , in which a team of 15 pianists takes on Erik Satie's notorious work, each performing in a different tuning. Vexations project
November 19, 2011: The Harvey Mudd College American Gamelan and Electronic Music Ensemble performed works of mine, including premieres of and Liminal Landscape Circular Reasoning for electric guitars, electric bass, keyboards, and gamelan instruments.
December 4 and 7, 2011: My computer generated composition The Geometry of Time was presented at the
sound art studio ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen in Neukölln, Berlin.
September 17, 2011: was presented at the Static Cling STUDIO 300 Digital Art and Music Festival at Transylvania University. It was a pleasure to attend and see and hear so much exciting digital art.
July 6, 2011: A new video of Rachel Rudich's performance of my for shakuhachi and electronics from last winter's Ussachevsky Festival has been posted to a new youtube channel of works from that festival: In-Yo
May 8, 2011: MicroFest at Pomona College featured my performed by John Schneider and the Concerto for Guitar and American Gamelan HMC American Gamelan and for retuned piano performed by Paths of the Wind Aron Kallay. Also on the program were microtonal works by Andrián Pertout, Jonathon Grasse, and Lou Harrison.
April 16, 2011: My for choir and electronics will be performed as part of Luminescence , a performance curated by MicroTextual Aron Kallay that brings together microtonal music, text performance, and performance-integrated sculpture at MIMODA Studio in Los Angeles. Here's an interview with me about the project.
March 4-5, 2011: It was my pleasure to deliver a keynote talk for a symposium on the music of Lou Harrison as a part of the Post-Classical Ensemble's festival "Sublime Confluence: The Music of Lou Harrison" at the Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C. The following night I also spoke at the Post-Classical Ensemble's concert of Harrison's music at Lisner Hall. Angel Gil-Ordóñez conducted a fabulous program that included Harrison's Piano Concerto and Strict Songs.
February 19, 2011: The HMC American Gamelan performed my with live video projection, together with a new work by Jonathon Grasse for trombones and gamelan and Breath of the Compassionate Lou Harrison's Concerto for Piano and Gamelan with soloist Aron Kallay.
January 24, 2011: Rachel Rudich performed my for shakuhachi and electronics at In-Yo CalArts as a part of a program of modern shakuhachi music.
January 13, 2011: was featured on Imbal-imbalan WNYC's New Sounds.
December 5, 2010: The HMC American Gamelan performed my with live video projection, together with a new work by Jonathon Grasse for trombones and gamelan and Breath of the Compassionate Lou Harrison's Concerto for Piano and Gamelan with soloist Aron Kallay.
September 30, 2010: Microtoal pianist Aron Kallay performed my at USC's Newman Hall. Paths of the Wind
August 30, 2010: A clip from my video was featured in the aleph iotaWeekly newsletter of the iotacenter.
May 23, 2010: Two new works of mine commissioned by UC Santa Cruz (see below) were repeated at their Spring Gamelan Concert.
April 25, 2010: Two new works of mine were premiered at the Pacific Rim Music Festival in Santa Cruz, where I was the Porter College Distinguished Artist and Lecturer this spring. (See a preview story here. The UCSC Balinese Gamelan will perform my Angin Listrik for two electric guitars and gamelan, and Linda Burman-Hall and Henry Spiller will perform my Toccata and Ground for harpsichord and kacapi (West Javanese zither). Click here for more information.
That same day, my
will be screened at the Breath of the Compassionate Intermedia Festival in Indianapolis.
April 24, 2010: Aron Kallay will premiere my for retuned piano at Paths of the Wind Quartertuned+, part of the MicroFest 2010 Festival.
The MicroFest 2010 Festival lineup has been announced and will include ground-breaking microtonal concerts throughout Southern California. For more information, see www.MicroFest.org.
March 13, 2010: will be presented at the World Electroacoustic Listening Room Project, a part of the Breath of the Compassionate 9th Annual New Music Festival: The Pianist in the 21st Century (March 7-13th 2010) at Cal State Fullerton.
March 8, 2010: I am the featured artist of this week's iotaWeekly, the online newsletter of the iota Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to visual music and related arts.
March 5-6, 2010: was presented at the Breath of the Compassionate 12th Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology at Connecticut College, where I also presented a paper titled "Correspondences and Complementarity in Visual Music."
February 22, 2010: The LA New Music Ensemble performed my for electric cello and George W. Bush at Spaceland in Silverlake. Mass Destruction
February 6, 2010: Rachel Rudich performed my for shakuhachi and electronics at the In-Yo "Ussachevsky Electronic Music Festival at Pomona College, Claremont. I also played stones (!) for Rachel's performance of John Cage's Ryoanji.
That same day, my
video was screened at the Breath of the Compassionate "...syncraesthesia" concert of the Soundings Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
November 20, 2009: The Harvey Mudd
College American Gamelan performed at Cal Poly Pomona at 4:00 pm at the Music Recital Hall, Building 24. We performed my , Imbal-imbalan , and Elegy for Lou Harrison (with video).
We also be performed Breath of the Compassionate Lou
Harrison's Gamelan 2, A Cornish Lancaran with Linda Silva, and Threnody for Carlos Chavez with Cynthia Fogg.
November 18, 2009: Thanks to Ed Lonergan, who performed my for electric viola and CD as part of the New Century Ensemble performance at the University of Oklahoma. Mass Destruction
October 17, 2009: The Euphoria Quartet performed my for string quartet and video at the inaugural concert of
Stellation PIE: People Inside Electronics in South Pasadena.
September 2009: Rachel Rudich performed for shakuhachi and electronics at CalArts. In-yo
August 2009: I have just returned from five weeks studying classical Indian music in Varanasi, India.
May 2009: Kyle Forsthoff posted a video of his excellent performance of : Gandrung
Kyle Forsthoff- Gandrung by Bill Alves from Kyle Forsthoff on Vimeo.
May 10, 2009: MicroFest a Pomona College featured performances by the HMC American Gamelan, playing new works of mine including the premiere of for gamelan, electronics, and video. Quartet Euphoria reprised its performance of Breath of the Compassionate , also with video, and pianist Aron Kallay performed works of Stellation Kyle Gann. The gamelan also performed works by David Doty and Lou Harrison. This concert is only one of a terrific line-up of MicroFest events, which are detailed on the MicroFest website.
March 3, 2009: The UCI Percussion Ensemble played , and on April 26 the UCI Cello Ensemble played Gandrung . California Mabommay
February 21, 2009: Quartet Euphoria premiered for live string quartet, electronic sounds, and video as part of the Stellation Ussachevsky Electronic Music Festival at Pomona College.
January 2009: WNYC's SoundCheck selected my new CD as a "pick of the week." You can read John Schaefer's review Imbal-Imbalan here.
December 2008: The second edition of my has now been released by Cengage/Schirmer. This edition includes new chapters on Western Europe and North America, new sections on popular music, and new listening guides. Music of the Peoples of the World
November 20, 2008: I was interviewed on KPFK's Global Village program and played excerpts from my new CD . Imbal-imbalan
November 2008: was performed at Stetson University, and Gandrung was shown at TechArt 2008, DeKalb IL. Static Cling
October 2008: from the Imbal-imbalan CD of the same name was played on Scott Unrein's excellent podcast nonpop music. The show is still available in the archive (#49).
September 2008: My new CD: Imbal-Imbalan: New Music for Gamelan is now available.
July 2008: My for orchestra and video projection was performed by the ÖGZM Orchestra, Vienna. Celestial Dance
May 2008: Susan Jensen and the HMC American Gamelan premiered my Concerto for Violin and American Gamelan at MicroFest.
March 2008: Mode Records has released , a CD of guitar works by Por Gitaro Lou Harrison, performed by John Schneider. The disc includes Harrison's In Honor of the Divine Mr. Handel performed by Schneider and the HMC American Gamelan, which I direct. I also wrote the program notes for the disc.
Bill Alves's webpage at Harvey Mudd College
The HMC American Gamelan