Wild and wonderful week here. On Monday, we had a recording session with our orchestra of three student compositions. Yesterday I had a sound/tech check for my upcoming ARTstem presentation. Today we’ll have another recording session with our orchestra of student pieces. Also today, the Winston-Salem Symphony will give the world premiere of one of the compositions: Ted Oliver’s Dreamcatcher. Tomorrow I’ll team up with colleagues for our multimedia show previewing Shadow on the Sun – projections, music, and discussions of solar physics and musical composition. On Friday, more rehearsals. Saturday afternoon we’ll have a seminar with guest composer David Maslanka, then Saturday night the premiere of Shadow on the Sun – music, video, etc.
Learning new things constantly, on the fly. When it comes to multimedia, it helps to have every possible adapter ever designed.
Now that it’s March, I’m finally remembering to announce that I was Composer of the Month for February at the Pytheas Center. Here it is.
Meanwhile, I’ve had great reviews from Gramophone and American Record Guide for Insects and Paper Airplanes. Not available online at this point, but it’s always fun to see new ears getting what I’ve been up to in print.