I am beyond thrilled with the premiere of my newest work, We the Way Outward, by the Callithumpian Consort last night at NEC’s Jordan Hall. This piece for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, drum set, and piano was commissioned by Boston Musica Viva as part of their Write It Now Commissioning Initiative in 2021 and draws inspiration from Nathaniel Mackey’s incredible poetry collection Double Trio. The program also included Alvin Singleton’s Be Natural, Georg Friedrich Haas’ tria ex uno – Sextet after Josquin Desprez, and two other BMV commissions, Peter Child’s Six Dances of Death after Holbein the Younger and Henry VIII, and John Heiss’s Quartet (1971). It was a night to remember, and I am so grateful to Steve Drury and all of the players for an incredible premiere performance. Callithumpian.3.13.23