Come Here Often?

Whenever I meet non-musicians in a social context and the nature of my job (i.e. “composer”) is made public, there are a few questions I can almost always expect to be asked.

Who Are You?

How service organizations define what a composer is and what new music is both have significant implications in how they promote our constituency.

Brian Eno’s Recording Studio as Sackbutt

Examining the gap between a teacher who somehow still likes to pick up and hold his music, and his students, to whom a song, a track, a tune, a composition, is as ephemeral as an infrared signal from a game controller.

Livin’ tha Modern Music Life

The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble has set a new bar for interpretation and performance standards by “living” Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians.