New commission

Excited to compose for Dirk Amrein.  My new piece will premiere in fall 2014 as part of a three day residency at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.  Dirk and his duo partner Jürg Henneberger will be in Kansas City September 3-5 from Germany.

Moments from Methods

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” –Confucius Each method is accompanied by an improvisation, which is loosely notated and relies on improvisation by the performer/soloist. Note the distinction between pauses and breaks. Some sections […]