Additional summer news – I composed a new flute solo for Janet Watson Phillips: Hummingbird will be premiered September 24 in Danville, Virginia. The Snake River Manual of Style will be played by the Thompson-Kasler Duo at Western Michigan University on Sept. 6 on the Bullock Series. Maureen Hurd Hause performed two of my clarinet solos at the ICA Conference in Denver on July 6. I have also composed a new Concert Overture for orchestra entitle Janus Overture (ca. 10 mins. in length). Contact me for a perusal score.
June 28, 2023 is the digital release date of Adventures of Freddy (2023 Remix). This is a fully remixed and remastered version of my first rock CD upon the 25th anniversary of its original release, and includes an amazing spatial mix, accessible via Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music, and Qobuz.
The University of Michigan Symphony Band performed Tango Variations on March 10 (2023) and the video is now live at their YouTube channel. Previously they premiered and uploaded Branching (A Tree Symphony). Check out their fabulous work under the direction of Michael Haithcock, whose final concert leading to retirement was March 31.
Please note that all of my ensemble works (band, orchestra, chamber orchestra – constituting all rentals) and numerous chamber works (such as Struggle, Spelunk, and Sunken City, et al – which constitute all on-demand print) will no longer be published by Edward B. Marks as of March 29, 2023. They will be available through this website.
Two excellent saxophonists are playing Windy Day Poem on the same day, March 25, in their respective graduate recitals. Jarod Apple at Rutgers University and Wesley Taylor at Eastman School. March 25 will be a windy day.
Rock Formations will be performed at the 2022 Midwest Clinic in Chicago by its commissioner, The Capitol Quartet. See them play it on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 12:15. The sheet music is sold by Murphy Music Press, and they will have scores at the clinic.
Alarm Will Sound has been creating some titillating score scrolls of my arrangement of Aphex Twin’s Omgyjya Switch 7 at the band’s Instagram page (alarmwillsound), and they have been playing the arrangement on tour this Spring. (While on Instagram, you can find me at hause_music.)
The World Premiere of my choral work, The Two Trees (text: W. B. Yeats), commissioned by the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Ann Arbor, Benjamin Cohen, Director, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22, 2020), happened after a two-year COVID delay. The concert, entitled Music for the Meanwhile Earth, took place April 24, 2022 at 5 PM in Ann Arbor at the First Congregational Church. Hear the recording and view the text.
April 19, 2022 – The website of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance has published a fabulous profile of Branching (A Tree Symphony) on their website here.
Two upcoming chamber performances that are streamed: Dragonfly for solo flute (Janet Watson Phillips, Averett College, Danville, VA) Saturday, Jan. 22, 7 PM EST here. Struggle for solo trombone (Nat Dickey, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN) Friday, Jan. 28, 7:30 PM CST here.
On November 19, 2021 the University of Michigan Symphony Band under the direction of Michael Haithcock gave the World Premiere of my work commissioned by them, Branching (A Tree Symphony). It took place in their home Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor and was live-streamed. The resulting multi-camera video of the performance is now available on YouTube, here. (https://youtu.be/ppkvsIHQfzE)
I’m pleased to announce that Janet Watson Phillips will be giving the live premiere of my flute solo commissioned by her, Dragonfly, on January 22, 2022 in Danville, Virginia at the West Main Baptist Church (Danville). Please tune in at 7 PM EST at the streaming link. (https://youtu.be/zJKm9QP4UJQ)
I am thrilled to announce the World Premiere of my commissioned work for the University of Michigan Symphony Band. “Branching (A Tree Symphony)” will premiere November 19, 2021 at Hill Auditorium on the University of Michigan campus, 8:00 PM concert. Michael Haithcock will conduct. You can watch it live streamed, beautifully, here (http://smtd.umich.edu/performances-events/live-stream-hill/)
On May 1 I released a new EP on all streaming outlets and on CD. Jade is now available everywhere. CDs are availble through CD Baby, Amazon Music, and bandcamp. Jade is the fruit of distanced work between September, 2020 and February, 2021. Five jazz and jazz-rock compositions arranged for varying instrumentations, and contributions of recordings of those parts by 15 fellow musicians.
I was commissioned to write a flute solo for Janet Watson Phillips in 2020. She unofficially premiered Dragonfly online as a Facebook Live on February 5, 2021 and has plans to program it in a post-quarantine world.
As COVID-19 continues to dampen live performance it is clear that online forums such as YouTube are the common venues for new work. I have been active in this regard, and invite you to enjoy the following “premieres” and new offerings at my YouTube channel. 1) an archival video of the 2nd ever performance of my Chamber Symphony, under my direction at the University of Michigan, from 1995; 2) a score scroll and electronic realization of my recently completed Piano Concerto; and 3) a premiere with video of an original gymnopédie for solo piano entitled Nacktes Stück (Naked Piece). Amid these classically-oriented works you’ll also find the usual bevy of my performances and videos original and cover songs and links to “Great Performances” that other musicians have posted of their performances of my music.
Now published and available as a free PDF by request: Glenbower Wood for Clarinet in A. You may hear it right here. Note that I have a few other free PDFs at this site. They are: The Bob Barcarolle (for solo Bb clarinet) and Violin Notebook (for solo violin). (Sorry, no recordings of the latter two.)
I will perform the Premiere my song cycle for Baritone and Piano on poetry of W.B. Yeats, A Yeats Cycle, on June 9 (5 PM EST) online here, with Maureen Hurd Hause accompanying. It is dedicated to Maureen, and was completed in 2020.
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