I had a fantastic recording session with violinist Lilit Hartunian and recording engineer/producer Jeffrey Means this weekend in New England Conservatory’s Burnes Hall. We recorded my piece for scordatura violin Next Time Will Be Different that I wrote for Lilit during the first months of the pandemic. It responds to another violin solo by Kenji Bunch that uses the same tuning, Until Next Time.IMG_9624

It feels like an age since I’ve had an in-person premiere, and now all of a sudden, I have two coming up back-to-back. On Sunday March 13 at 2pm at Wellesley College Deborah Selig and David Collins are premiering my new song for soprano and piano “Inscribed on a Lintel,” which sets a beautiful poem of the same name by Wellesley poet Dan Chiasson. I wrote it in memory of Magdalen Christian, our beloved music program coordinator who passed away last fall. The concert will feature the whole Department of Music in a celebration of her life, and while it’s closed to the public, the concert may be streamed here: Wellesley College Music Youtube.
Then on Monday night at 8pm Transient Canvas is premiering my new piece “Ratyll,” commissioned by them as part of my 2021 Transient Canvas Fellowship, at Tufts University at 8pm. It was such a joy to collaborate with Amy and Matt on this piece last year, and I can’t wait to hear them play it in Distler on a bill that also features Verdant Vibes and a killer lineup of composers that I admire: Kirsten Volness, Kareem Roustom, Mikhail Johnson, and Brittany Green.