"I just finished my second violin concerto" is a weird sentence to write because it makes me feel old.
In 2013, my good friend Sarah Cahill asked me to write a piece for Terry Riley on his 80th birthday. I came up with Shade Studies, a very quiet and contrapuntal work that Sarah has since performed miraculously. You can hear the work alongside other tributes and music by Terry himself on this wonderful new record.
Listen here: Eighty Trips Around the Sun
Thank you for everything, Sarah.
I spent the last four weeks at Civitella Ranieri in Umbria, Italy. The company of brilliant poets, composers and visual artists, the 15th-century premises, the trips around central Italy—it's been inspiring beyond expectation, like a bolt of lightning.
What an honor.
Two upcoming shows this weekend:
This terrific Chicago-based string quartet is performing my Quartet Movement alongside works by George Lewis and Katherine Young. Claire Chase joins the quartet for a recent work by Anthony Cheung.
Manny Ax asked me to write some Impromptus. He'll be giving the NYC premiere of no. 2 alongside Impromptus by Chopin and Schubert.
For more info, please visit my events page.