This Friday I had the privilege to be a guest presenter for Heidelberg University’s composition studio. I had attended their concert a few weeks before was really looking forward to talking with them. I showed some of my recent work Straight Into Tangles for live-to-Zoom Orchestra and demonstrated DuoTube. What I appreciated was that as we talked about developing opportunities and meaningful collaborations, the questions kept coming. I discussed my experiences with the Urbana Arts and Cultural Grant program in creating All Score Urbana as part of a jumping off point and Dr. Kennedy already had a grant program that is happening Tiffin, Ohio on hand. I hope Heidelberg’s composers continue to be create, dream big, and explore programs and concerts they can do in collaboration with community members and spaces.
This Saturday, November 6th, as part of As if radio’s longform radio broadcasts about COP26, Dr. Mike Minarcek will be premiering a radio work for voice and percussion (a car’s interior) called “convenient words/exactly lost.” It is my setting of one 0f a handful of texts written by Bradley Njus. It will be broadcast at the following website from Glasgow, Scotland at 2 pm Central, with a short interview with Mike and me to follow – http://acousticommons.net/listen/