Category Archives: Musings
Snippet from Swansongs
University of Oklahoma program – September 27, 2022
ATLAS award for new bassoon concerto
“Mara Gibson is a composer possessing inexhaustible imagination, sensitivity, and collaborative spirit. Her composition for us, The Clockmaker’s Doll, is an integral part of our touring theatrical recital Black Meridian; we simply cannot imagine that program without Mara’s emotionally powerful contribution. She is a generous asset and ally to any institution, partnership, commission, colleague, student, performer, friend, or organization associated with her.” -Megan Ihnen & Alan Theisen present…
Secret Sky takes 2nd, 3rd and 4th flight this fall!
Summer thanks Elisabeth Blair! You make the world a better place through your podcasts.
Check it out: Listening to Ladies, episode 26.
Spring break means lots of new projects for composer me! This week, I am thrilled to begin pieces for Megan Ihnen (to complete the song cycle with a setting Manual of Trains by Rebecca Morgan Frank), a bassoon concerto for my forever friend and colleague, Darrel Hale and possibly even some preliminary notes for Atlantic Brass Quintet. …
Musical March madness!
March 25, 7:30 PM, LSU Shaver Theater, Four modes: impetUS for Hamiruge April 1, 7:30 PM, LSU School of Music, White Ash for Darrel Hale and Megan Ihnen April 7, 3 PM, LSU School of Music, The Clockmaker’s Daughter for Megan Ihnen and Alan Theisen Three Gibson premieres in three weeks!
Progress on upcoming projects:
a new piece been brewing since summer for Hamiruge Percussion Ensemble with my colleague Brett Dietz (for wood, metal and drum set) a duo for mezzo and bassoon (an under utilized instrumentation) inspired by the poetry of Rebecca Morgan Frank for Darrel Hale and Megan Ihnen, and some mysterious explorations into black holes (more info about …