My new prog rock album was released on October 21! Over two years in the making, Plastic Island Pentecost contains a variety of crossover classical-rock instrumentals and features some great guest artists: Paul Brantley, cello, Maureen Hurd, clarinet, David Nadal, classical guitar, Elena Hause, vocal, Holly Nadal, vocals, Holland Jancaitis, organ, and it was mixed, with a special drum cameo, by John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, The Red Krayola). Check it out anywhere, but how about bandcamp, CD Baby, Spotify, for starters.
A big congratulations to Phill O’Neill of Australia for winning 1st Prize in the 2018 ICTUS International Trumpet Competition, age 26 and over category. ICTUS is an innovative new online-only music competition. I thank him and his percussionist Hugh Tidy for playing (and recording) Street Jam so wonderfully. Check out their great video!
Pei-Yin Hsieh, Concertmaster of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, and Chaoi Chou, piano, gave the World Premiere of two movements of my Suite for Violin and Piano on August 29 at Hsih Chien University Kaohsiung Campus, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
Maureen Hurd will Premiere my solo clarinet “bauble,” The Bob Barcarolle at ICA ClarinetFest in Ostend, Belgium on July 7. 🙂
I have been excited to learn about the upcoming World Premiere and other performances of my commissioned piece for soprano sax and piano, Windy Day Poem. Christopher Creviston will premiere it on February 23 on his faculty recital at Arizona State University, with his Hannah Creviston accompanying. They will play it again at the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Biennial at the Cincinnati Conservatory on March 8. David Stambler (another co-commissioner, as are Joseph Lulloff and Henning Schröder) will give its European Premiere at the World Saxophone Congress (July 10-14) in Zagreb, Croatia.
The book containing the images found in the headers of this website, Brooklyn’s Sweet Ruin by Paul Raphaelson, is now available. It’s images hang in Manhattan’s Front Room Gallery until January 14, 2018, and it was written up on Smithsonian.com.
Frank Olson, the subject of my opera Man: Biology of a Fall, is given the full mini-series treatment on Netflix. See my blog post about Wormwood, which began airing Dec. 15, 2017. You can stream my complete opera at this website.
Full video for my second opera, Nightingale: The Last Days of James Forrestal, is now available at this site.
August 25, 2017 – I released my third solo rock album, a 4-song EP entitled Mad Geography.
My cello solo, Beach Music, is now published at Hal Leonard (distributor for E.B. Marks). Hear it and find link to the store here.
July, 2017 – I completed Windy Day Poem for Soprano Saxophone and Piano, which will receive its premiere in the coming season by the commissioners: Christopher Creviston, Joseph Lulloff, Henning Schröder and David Stambler.
I have uploaded a few new and exciting things. My Piano Quartet (“The River”) is finished, now with (combo of live and electronic) audio and score. My new arrangement of Little Suite (“The Seasons”) for small orchestra is up – live audio and score. And enhanced, exciting audio for the 4th movement of Symphony No. 2, again, with score.
Rock Formations for saxophone quartet is now available. Contact me if you wish to procure a score and parts.
I have arranged my Little Suite for Piano (The Seasons) for small orchestra on a commission from the PCC Symphony Orchestra in Greenville, NC (my hometown), and will conduct its premiere on May 2. For details, see PERFORMANCES at this website. The concert will also honor my father, Robert Hause, by playing his arrangements (here is one of them) and some of his perennial pops orchestra favorites that he used to conduct with the local orchestra.
I have received a consortium commission for a work for soprano saxophone and piano by the Capitol Quartet members, Christopher Creviston, Joseph Lulloff, Henning Schröder and David Stambler. It will be ready in Fall, 2017.
I had a great time on a panel about music commissioning with Michael Haithcock (University of Michigan Director of Bands) and Randal Swiggum (Elgin Youth Symphony and many others) at Carnegie Hall’s 2016 Music Educators Workshop on July 16.
The Greenville, N.C. newspaper, The Daily Reflector, interviewed me and attended the Rose High School performance of The Four Winds on May 17, which was a wonderful event, and very meaningful to me. The article provided a spot-on, front-page account, with four nice pictures. Here is an extract: DailyReflector4Winds Here is the newspaper’s website and posting. There is also some public video on Facebook, try this link.
The Four Winds receives a double premiere! First, the Ann Arbor Concert Band under James Nissen at the Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, 2 PM on May 15. I will be in attendance and talk briefly about the piece. Then I will conduct it on May 17 with my old high school, J. H. Rose High School on their Spring Concert in Greenville, NC, 7:00 PM at the high school.
My arrangement of Edgard Varèse’s Poème électronique for Alarm Will Sound is now released on Cantaloupe Records (and bandcamp, iTunes, etc.) on the CD “Modernists.” Reviewed in Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes, NPR.org, and others.
Please visit my blog to read about the creation of the Robert and Karen Hause Memorial Scholarship Fund to East Carolina University, via the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Foundation.
The Capitol Quartet gave the premiere of my saxophone quartet, Rock Formations, on March 11 in San Antonio, Texas, at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial. The commission was made possible by the Margot Music Fund.
Trumpet Concerto CD released September, 2014. Eric Berlin and UMass Wind Ensemble under James Patrick Miller on the CD “Fantastique” on MSR Classics and Amazon mp3.
Released: a double LP of 16 original rock songs on which I plays all instruments (guitar, bass, drums, percussion and keyboards) and sing all parts in January, 2015, entitled Dr. Hoss – Dust for Prints.