I have several new works and projects planned for release in 2019.
New Music for Percussion!
During the first week of 2019, I finished a percussion duo commissioned by Madeline Dethloff and Sam Carullo called “Red Blue Yellow.” The piece is scored for two 4.3 octave marimbas and one diatonic octave of desk bells (C-C). The piece is inspired by the painting “Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow” by Piet Mondrian. While working on the piece, the idea of a jungle in the style of Mondrian’s painting continually came to mind – with wildlife taking the form of red, blue, yellow, and white shapes. The piece is set to be premiered by Dethloff and Carullo in the spring of 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.
One of the most exciting projects I am working on is a new solo for marimba and electronics commissioned by my friend and former professor, Ji Hye Jung – set for release in 2019. Stay tuned for more info!
In 2019 I will also be releasing a new trio for percussion written for Jean Carlo Ureña Gonzalez, Niel McNulty, and myself to be premiered in the Spring of 2019. Again, stay tuned!
More New Music!!!
One of the most exciting projects is a new work for a concert tour, organized by Kathryn Vetter, featuring music written and performed by fellows of the 2018 Cortona Sessions for New Music. The ensemble, Oasi, features Kathryn Vetter (clarinet), Claire Niederberger (violin), and Magnus Villanueva (piano). I am very excited to work with these great people again and hear all of the new works this ensemble brings together for their tour! I will be writing a new work for Oasi as well as a new violin solo for Claire Niederberger.
Throughout 2019 I will be working on a new album of music composed, performed, recorded, and produced by myself. This album will feature electronic and acoustic instruments and will be made up of completely new compositions as well as new arrangements of works I have already released. Stay tuned for updates on this album’s progress and release!
Two weeks into 2019 already looks promising and I cannot wait to see what else this year will bring.