Thanks to the support of Phi Kappa Phi, I will be able to do research about Aaron Cassidy’s Second String Quartet at the University of Huddersfield in the Fall. Their support helps me fulfill the research dreams I had as I first applied to University of Illinois, so I am especially grateful for this opportunity.
I found out today that DuoTube–which you can play here–was selected to be performed at Electronic Music Midwest in early September at Kansas City Kansas Community College. In talking to a friend who has had music performed in that college’s concert hall, I will probably need to ask a large number of people to play the piece in the audience. If you’re attending and interested let me know!
Thank you to Radiophrenia Glasgow for broadcasting “With Apologies, Nessie” as part of its 2019 broadcast.
I really admire the way they program local and international works of different kinds like Ryan Leith’s four hour “Working Class Pubs of Edinburgh and Leith,” Poulomi Desai’s live in concert call-in work “cOMe what May-hum,” to Jim Cheff’s outrageously adorable Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater (an ongoing show out of New Mexico that is sound practice-oriented and family friendly), works by Kerrith Livengood, Thaddeus Van der Milne, and so many, many others. Thanks so much Radiophrenia! Go get a nap or thousand!
DuoTube was selected to be played by Monash University’s MEME ensemble (Monash Electronic Music Ensemble) as part of TENOR (International Conference on Technologies For Music Notation and Representation). This is pretty exciting!
Thank you to Roselyn Hobbs, Alec Norkey, Brian Stuligross, and Brianna Tagliaferro for playing quartet Losing Constellations at SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States). Here they are rehearsing with me the night before.
It was a busy time for them and for me, so I really appreciate how comfortable that rehearsal was.
Below is a live recording of Spektral Quartet playing the work at University of Chicago.
I am performing DuoTube at this month’s First Fridays, the recurring series organized by Emma Olson and the University of Illinois Student Advisory Board. Everyone is welcome to join in. Just bring a laptop!
If you want to try it out before the concert or play it at the concert, click here to open the YouTube video in another browser window or use the copy below!