It’s true: I participated in the infamous unfinished performance of Nathan Currier’s Gaian Variations at Avery Fisher Hall exactly five years ago today. I was there, on stage, when Harold Rosenbaum calmly closed his music folder, turned around, bowed to the confused audience, and walked off stage, four movements before the piece was supposed toRead More
It’s like being in the front row
Who says improvisation is ephemeral? In case you missed Capital M’s all-improv gig at the Knitting Factory Tap Bar Thursday night, now you can listen to the entire show in the comfort of your home. Will the wonders of technology never cease? (Note: Flash required) Improvisation #1: Improvisation #2:
Did you miss us?
After a hiatus of more than a year and a half, Capital M returns to the Knitting Factory Tap Bar for an all-improv show on Thursday, October 30 at 8pm. The site of Capital M’s CD release party in September 2005 as well as our second show ever, the Tap Bar is soon to beRead More
C4 is back with the world premiere of my new piece She Didn’t Mean to Do It, among several other awesome works, this Saturday at St. Joseph’s Church in New York City. Details at the website. I’m actually singing in this concert because the scheduling worked out enough for me to be a part ofRead More
As of Monday, I have completed my first year of business school. I’m currently occupying my time trying to find a sublet in or around Palo Alto, CA, where I’ll be starting a summer internship at the Hewlett Foundation in the performing arts division. In the next few weeks, I’m going to try to kickRead More
Some news and notes from Createquity land here. First, as I mentioned a few posts back, I gave a presentation at school on April 2 about economic development and the arts. I’m happy to email the slides to anyone who’s interested, but basically the takeaways are as follows: 1. Artists can be a driver forRead More
She Didn’t Mean to Do It.
“She Didn’t Mean to Do It” will be premiered by C4 on Saturday, June 7 in New York City. More details when they come. Should be a great concert.
Though some days it may not seem that way, I still remain a practicing musician. Next Sunday, the 24th, I will make my debut with the Yale Recital Chorus in a performance of Nicholas Flagello‘s little-known work The Passion of Martin Luther King for chorus and orchestra, directed by Yale School of Music MMA candidateRead More
Not Dead Yet.
C4, the choral collective devoted to living composers that I founded in November 2005 and “facilitated” until this past June, is having its first concert since I abandoned them for New Haven. The program focuses on old pieces or composers reimagined for the 21st century. The action starts tonight at 8pm at St. Joseph’s ChurchRead More
If you’re in or around New Haven, Yale SOM’s 3rd annual Philanthropy Conference is coming up next Friday, and I’m putting together the panel called “Funder/Grantee Relationships” that will feature pairs of funders and grantee organizations talking about how the evaluation process has been shaped over time. We have a great all-local lineup for thisRead More