November in NYC, virtual and live

These days I’m working on a new composition for a 9-piece band that will perform a networked concert between NYU and UC San Diego on Nov. 2. It’s a privilege to compose for a group that includes some of my longtime musical heroes like Oliver Lake and Ikue Mori, among many others. The following week, … Read more

Video of Telemotions

Mark Dresser, Myra Melford and I collaborated for nearly a year to develop the music for last April’s Telemotions concerts. The performances were networked between San Diego and Irvine, CA and produced with a huge crew of other artists and technicians, including scenic designer Victoria Petrovich and intermedia artist John Crawford. You can now watch … Read more

MD Trio receives CMA grant

I’m honored that my trio was recently awarded a grant from Chamber Music America through their 2011 New Jazz Works program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. I’ll be composing a new concert-length piece, featuring Chris Tordini and Dan Weiss. The music is inspired by abstract paintings by a range of contemporary artists, and … Read more