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Fall 2018 update

A quick update on recent and upcoming events: Three premieres in the next few months I will be at the University of Minnesota as part of The Call on Oct. 28. This project is a collaboration between The University Singers, British countertenor Ryland Angel, guitarist Nels Cline, and others. My new octavo — Wood Thrush — will premiered as …

VARIANT 6 — premieres on Feb 16/17

Variant 6 presents the world premiere of Greg Brown’s Fall and Decline, a new work for voices and electronics based on texts of Sadakichi Hartmann, Eprenius, Todd Hearon, Edward Gibbon, and Omar Khayyam. The work contemplates the inevitable decline of all things natural and manmade. Presented with Bowerbird Concerts and the Contemporary Undercurrent of Song series …

un/bodying/s released on new disc: if there were water

My latest major work — un/bodying/s — was released on CD recently. The music is available as a physical disc through The Crossing’s website It is also available via the usual streaming outlets: Tidal Amazon Spotify iTunes

2017/2018

It’s nice to take stock at the end of a calendar year, arbitrary though that is, and reflect on everything that’s happened. This fall has been a very active time for me, with a re-release and two new releases. The re-release was for the Missa Charles Darwin, which was included in my brother’s latest book. …

Spotify

I’m now a verified artist on Spotify:

Choral Arts New England

Very happy to be joining the board of Choral Arts New England this fall: www.choralarts-newengland.org/board The organization supports choral music and choral music educators throughout New England through grants, awards, and outreach.  

Reflections on Time & Mortality

I’m thrilled to have a piece included on Thomas Stumpf’s (www.thomasstumpf.com) new 2CD-set — Reflections on Time & Mortality — released today on Albany Records. The piece takes its name from one of Feste’s songs (Twelfth Night). A full preview score is available on musicspoke.

Instagram

I am now on Instagram sharing a variety of photos. I wrote about my return to photography a little while ago on the MusicSpoke blog. It’s been a welcome balance to my other responsibilities. Here is a sampling of what you will see over there: black crowned night #heron. #bird #birdwatching #birding #birdsofinstagram #pinckneyisland A …

Me, elsewhere

A short listing of some of the other places I’ve showed up on the interwebs in the last couple of years Choir Chat with John Hughes Composer on Fire with Garrett Hope Dinosaur Hunting and If you can’t say something nice… both over at MusicSpoke. My conversations with Ethan Hein about auto-tune and Kanye West: …

GreyNoiseLitanies, work in progress for orchestra and electronics

I am in the midst of creating a new piece for the Mount Holyoke College Symphony Orchestra for their April 1 & 2 show: Metamorphonics. Also on the show are two of my favorite works for orchestra, Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Cantus Arcticus (for orch. with taped bird sounds) and John Adams’s Fearful Symmetries. My work — …

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