Heartbreak Express In Concert

On November 14 and 15, Rhymes With Opera presented excerpts from Heartbreak Express, an opera that I’ve been working with John Clum on since 2007. Heartbreak Express tells the story of four Dolly Parton superfans waiting to meet their idol

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Heartbreak Express In Concert

On November 14 and 15, Rhymes With Opera presented excerpts from Heartbreak Express, an opera that I’ve been working with John Clum on since 2007. Heartbreak Express tells the story of four Dolly Parton superfans waiting to meet their idol

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Essay

I was asked to write an essay on my colleague Daniel Fox’s new work The François Vase, for string quartet and film. It’s quite a coincidence that the work is also based on the Theseus myth, which I also based

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Essay

I was asked to write an essay on my colleague Daniel Fox’s new work The François Vase, for string quartet and film. It’s quite a coincidence that the work is also based on the Theseus myth, which I also based

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Photos from Sherman’s March premiere

Last night’s premiere of Ross McElwee’s “Sherman’s March” was a great success! The Black House Collective did a bang-up job of putting together the entire show, and having Ross McElwee there to film the rehearsal process and performance was awesome

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Photos from Sherman’s March premiere

Last night’s premiere of Ross McElwee’s “Sherman’s March” was a great success! The Black House Collective did a bang-up job of putting together the entire show, and having Ross McElwee there to film the rehearsal process and performance was awesome

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Pass It On

(2009) Music for the documentary film by Wil Weldon Sarah Griffin, violin Brian Howard, cello Thom Limbert, recording engineer

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Pass It On

(2009) Music for the documentary film by Wil Weldon Sarah Griffin, violin Brian Howard, cello Thom Limbert, recording engineer

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New Stamp!

I was going to my local USPS today in Jamaica, Queens, and I was so excited to see the limited edition Harvey Milk stamp on sale. The nice postal worker (they’re always really nice there in the Jamaica office) asked

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New Stamp!

I was going to my local USPS today in Jamaica, Queens, and I was so excited to see the limited edition Harvey Milk stamp on sale. The nice postal worker (they’re always really nice there in the Jamaica office) asked

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Love on Film

I was commissioned by Black House Collective (Kansas City, MO) to write a short chamber opera for their 2014 New Operas Project. This is a unique one: the operas (five of them from five different composers) will be presented on-book,

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Love on Film

I was commissioned by Black House Collective (Kansas City, MO) to write a short chamber opera for their 2014 New Operas Project. This is a unique one: the operas (five of them from five different composers) will be presented on-book,

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Ross McElwee’s “Sherman’s March” (1986)

(2014, 15′)

Chamber Opera in One Act, with Film / Libretto based on a transcript from an excerpt of Ross McElwee’s film Sherman’s March

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Ross McElwee’s “Sherman’s March” (1986)

(2014, 15′)

Chamber Opera in One Act, with Film / Libretto based on a transcript from an excerpt of Ross McElwee’s film Sherman’s March

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Theseus and the Minotaur

(2014, open duration) / Commissioned by the Asian Young Musicians Connection

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Theseus and the Minotaur

(2014, open duration) / Commissioned by the Asian Young Musicians Connection

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Board Game

I have been getting the new piece, Theseus and the Minotaur, ready for its premiere in Taipei at the end of June. This is the first time that I have attempted to create a game (a board game!) as a

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Board Game

I have been getting the new piece, Theseus and the Minotaur, ready for its premiere in Taipei at the end of June. This is the first time that I have attempted to create a game (a board game!) as a

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FlipCamp!

I’m spending a part of the week in Newark, Delaware at FlipCamp Music Theory 2014, an un-conference focused on topics in music theory pedagogy. It has been immensely helpful to hear about how my colleagues around the country have been

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FlipCamp!

I’m spending a part of the week in Newark, Delaware at FlipCamp Music Theory 2014, an un-conference focused on topics in music theory pedagogy. It has been immensely helpful to hear about how my colleagues around the country have been

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