Composing “shorts”

As a student composer, my favorite compositions were short duets. Out of necessity, I wrote these duets for trumpet and bassoon. I played trumpet, and my roommate played bassoon. Performers guaranteed! What started as an exercise, the Duet in Three Parts became a very important piece for me compositionally and artistically. It may have been the […]

media coverage part 2 & 3

Tonight I heard myself on the radio. That’s part 2. You can listen to it tomorrow (Thursday January 14th) at 10:00 am EST here: http://wmuk.org/ . If you listen, you get to hear me talk, with my pianist and friend Cassandra Kaczor, and you get to listen to three movements of six inspirations and another piano solo that […]

An unrelated bassoon sonata

Part of being any type of creator is learning to like your work, and through that, developing a style. My bassoon sonata, composed for my college roommate and fellow composer Jacob Kohut, is one of my early post-graduate works that still feels like my current style; almost like I wrote it yesterday.

wait… a trailer for a concert?

So I made a video trailer for a new music concert. No, it doesn’t feature some cool deep-voiced guy with big flashes, explosions, crazy text, and tons of actions shots. But it’s a great representation of the serene moments that one will experience when they attend or stream my concert event An Auditory Inconvenience: the music […]

media coverage part 1

An Auditory Inconvenience has it’s first media coverage: check out the front page of encorekalamazoo.com in the “what’s happening…” section, or go straight to the mention here. When you are doing everything yourself on a limited budget, it’s important to get as much free media attention as possible, if not for the only hope that […]