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Chronicling My Creative Process - Entry #1

Maybe this is a big mistake.  I got this crazy idea to map out and share my creative process in real time while writing a new composition for piano.   368 more words


Connect . The . Dots. Videos

My last post opened with the acknowledgment of the silly and paradoxical relationship between doing stuff worth sharing and the ability to actually share it. If nothing else, the time between then and now (over three months!) has been an excellent demonstration of this fact: A LOT has happened, but I’ve hardly had a moment to say a word about it. 233 more words


SYMMETROGRAPHIA - Travis Weller With the New Music Co-Op

The Austin New Music Co-Op and composer Travis Weller collaborated once again to present a unique performance of “Symmetrographia” September 28th as part of the Blanton Museum’s Soundspace program, featuring ten musicians playing violin, viola, cello, contrabass, and custom built instruments Weller has constructed himself in recent years. 908 more words


Crooked Stream

I wrote a string quartet in October. I submitted it to a call for string quartet scores from fEARnoMUSIC, a new music ensemble in Portland. 606 more words

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Jonny Greenwood debuts new material with London Contemporary Orchestra -- watch

Guitarist Jonny Greenwood is almost as well known for his contemporary classical compositions and film scores as he is for his work in Radiohead (almost). Last month, he once again put that classical side of himself on displayed as he performed with the London Contemporary Orchestra at Manchester’s Albert Hall. 74 more words


Review of Project Trio at the Shedd Institute in Eugene, Oregon

Here is a link to a review I wrote for the Oregon Arts Watch. My friend Brett Campbell is an editor on staff and asked me to review Project Trio’s workshop and performance a week back at the Shedd Institute in Eugene.


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Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Nick Zinner release 41-minute version of Terry Riley's "In C" -- listen

Damon Albarn’s Africa Express collective will mark the 50th anniversary of composer Terry Riley’s game-changing work “In C” with their own, 41-minute version of the piece.  360 more words