Ensemble in Process…. joins forces with Cabaret singer/composer Seth Bedford, and NYC based vocalist/pianist Lauren Lee on a collaborative journey for a concert in 3 sets, with styles infused together for a lovely summer evening….I’ll be playing works by LJ White, Meredith Monk, Philip Glass, Yann Tiersen, Joseph Gregorio, and yours truly.
Ensemble in Process… Light of Strings is a special concert that will take the audience on an intimate journey of faith, spirituality, catharsis, grief, redemption, and light. Brian Mark and violist/violinist Allyson Clare will perform a combination of solo and duet works for piano and violin, viola. Ensemble in Process… also welcomes performing artists Kurt Behnke, Jacob Nordlinger, Lenna Pierce, and Danielle Merlis who will be giving the East Coast premiere of Ryan Brown’s, “The Light by Which She May Have Ascended” for four cellists. Also on the programme are works by Meredith Monk*, Erik Satie*, Missy Mazzoli*, Oliver Messiaen, Michael Gordon*, and yours truly.
* = denotes works with video installation
Ensemble in Process… makes its NYC debut, as it welcomes back the Marsyas Trio all the way from other side of the pond, with a collaboration of Peridot Duo’s emerging vocalist Rose Hegele. As this concert is a curation of emerging and established composers solely from the UK and the US, "Bridge the GAP” will feature works by LJ White, Meredith Monk, Georgia Rodgers, Hilary Tann, Missy Mazzoli, Freya Waley-Cohen, Erin Gee, and yours truly. In addition, there will be video installation created for Meredith Monk’s solo piano piece “Railroad Song”, and my 2015 composition Lucid Dreaming (originally commissioned by the Marsyas Trio).
Harlem (A Dream Deferred), an art song based on the text by Langston Hughes, will have its world premiere by the Astoria Music Project, as past of its first commission concert. This program will present premieres of works written by NYC-based composers David Bridges, Rachel DeVore Fogarty, and yours, truly. These new works will be paired with our original theatre concept piece, "Love (un)Sought," featuring Amy Frey & Thomas Anawalt, directed by Taryne Kellogg. For more information, click here.
Ensemble in Process…makes its US debut (“Ensemble in Loops”), as I will be curating a set of 3 pieces from my repertoire involving the use of a digital delay processing pedal: Fantasia on a Lament; towers, beautiful, mourning, Tuesday; and Lucid Dreaming (with Video Installation), with collaborations featuring Celka Ilona Ojakangas (viola), Olivia Erwin (oboe), Alexander Duke (violoncello), and Anne Marie Houy (flute/alto flute). For more information, click here.