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Reviews (cont.)

Two more great reviews for Missa Charles Darwin >  Sequenza 21/ [6th paragraph] …a strong work overall … and in particular Brown is the only contemporary composer I can recall who crafts vocal lines that have the same sense of independent harmonic rhythm and expressive freedom that makes the madrigals of Monteverdi and the like so …

Reviews

Here are some highlights from recent reviews of the digital EP release. I am grateful to the reviewers for taking the time not only to listen to the music, but to engage with the work in a meaningful way. Update: two additional reviews.   >  www.planethugill.com Brown’s writing combines traditional polyphony with more angular melodic lines, …

Feeding back

I’ve been revisiting an idea I had developed last summer for a live show. I had Mary Hubbell (soprano) singing into the

Phillips Exeter Residency

I’m very glad to be headed back to my high school alma mater for a brief residency this October. I’ll be working with students during the week leading up to a performance of Missa Charles Darwin in the atrium of PEA’s iconic, Louis Kahn designed library (see photos below). More details will be posted as …

Germany trip — MCDarwin in Berlin

[post-concert photo of me with New York Polyphony & Sarah Darwin] I spent a week in Germany last month, touring with New York Polyphony and Lizzie Ball. There were three concerts on the tour, the middle show featured my Missa Charles Darwin, introduced by Sarah Darwin. [photo gallery] The concert took place in the Dinosaur …

Guest blogging at newyorkpolyphony.com

New York Polyphony had me do a guest blog spot at their website this morning, talking about our upcoming Berlin show. Check it out here. [Kyrie eleison by Hilton Abbott]

Amherst Alumni Arts Show

I was part of the Arts After Amherst show at Kirby Theater last weekend. The variety-show format was a welcome throwback, and I had a great time hanging out in the wings with incredible co-alumni from theater, dance, music, film, and performance art. Fellow alums included Zeina Nasr (’06), Tim Eriksen (’88), Lisa Biggs (’93), …

TEDx Global Music Project

The TEDx Global Music Project has chosen my presentation with New York Polyphony at TEDxWoodsHole from October 2011 for their website. For the time being our presentation is at the top of their cover page. We are honored to be selected by the site, which “compile[s] and share[s] the best musical performances from the over …

Missa Charles Darwin recording session

I had a wonderful recording session on my Missa Charles Darwin with New York Polyphony last week. Oktaven Audio did the recording and George Steel served as producer. It had been a dream of mine to get a studio-quality recording of this piece for some time and I was nervous and excited the whole day. …

simpleFakeVGA

This low-budget hack came about as a result of trying to find a way to send audio signal directly into a video monitor. There are definitely ways to do it, but I didn’t have any of the necessary tools available. —And I was restless— Though, I realized that I could very easily approximate the behavior …

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