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HD video of performances from Miller Theater portrait concert
available on the International Contemporary Ensemble's DigitICE website

New Portrait CD featuring the Talea Ensemble on New World Records
A Menacing Plume, Résonateur, Elliott's Instruments, Elusive Peace, and awhirl

New York Times review of A Menacing Plume

Composer-in-Residence at the 2014  SoundScape Festival in Maccagno, Italy
featuring the premiere of a new work for soprano Tony Arnold

Sweet Thunder Festival, April 24-27, 2014, San Francisco
Co-directed festival of electro-acoustic music with Steven Schick
featuring ICE, JACK Quartet, SFCMP and red fish blue fish

Sweet Thunder Reviews:

San Jose Mercury News

S.F. Chronicle


Concert on the Miller Theater Composers Portrait Series
featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble conducted by Steven Schick
presenting the premiere of 6 new works for instruments and electronics

New York Times Review "Sounds that Fly on Digital Wings"

Best of 2014 Issue of the New York Times "Giving Sound Itself a Starring Role"

Composer-in-Residence at the 2013 Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice
performances will include the premiere of the revised version of Ecosphere

feature article in the Boston Globe

Recording sessions with the Talea Ensemble, conducted by James Baker, in NY January 14-21, 2013
tracking for new portrait CD to be released in Summer 2013 on the New World label (details below)

Residency with ICE at Calit2, January 7-11, 2013
including a preview concert/discussion on 1/11 at 5PM in the Calit2 Auditorium

Work in Progress:

Earth Cycle:
composing two additional movements
to compliment Cryosphere (chamber
orchestra and electronics) for future performance and recording by Gil Rose
and BMOP (Boston Modern Orchestra Project)

NYMNE Commission:
New work for Instruments and Electronics for premiere in New York in 2016

Recent performance:

Elliott's Instruments
London Festival of American Music
Odaline de la Martinez conducting LONTANO
The Warehouse, London, October 24, 2012

Recent Premieres:

premiere of A Menacing Plume
Talea Ensemble
Merkin Hall, New York
, March 24, 2011

premiere of Elliott's Instruments
Boston Musica Viva
Boston, MA, March 5, 2010
London, UK, March 26, 2010

premiere of A Good Diffused
gala opening concert of the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall
UC San Diego

May 7,8,9, 2009

premiere of Cryosphere
American Composers Orchestra, George Manahan, conductor
Carnegie (Zankel) Hall, New York, February 20, 2009
Annenberg Center, Philadelphia, February 23, 2009


Ecosphere, Music for instrument and electronics, EMF Media 078
CD/DVD including Dreamscape, Ecosphere and Traversing

Prism Quartet has released a excellent recording of Maxine on their new CD Beneath Breath

John Fonville has released a wonderful recording of For Marnie Dilling on his new CD Flue on Einstein Records

Other News:

Appointed Composer in Residence at Calit2
July 2010 - 2012

Profile in Chronicle of Higher Education

Composer-in-Residence at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, May 2011
Tim Weiss will lead performances of Elliott's Instruments, A Menacing Plume and Double Concerto (can't wait! first performance in over 20 years!)

Visiting Professor at Harvard University Department of Music, Fall 2009

New York Times review of Cryosphere

Review of Elliott's Instruments

Audio Recording of Conference Presentation: On the Future of Computer Music and Computer Musicians
RIM2007 Conference, IRCAM, June 2007

Ecosphere Documentation is being added to the Ircam Documentation Server project:

review of the New York Premiere of Ecosphere on Steve Smith's Night after Night blog:

a goal for the past 20 years....finally comes to fruition:
a new building and concert hall at UCSD