Momenta Quartet performs Thy Wondering Eyes at Bates College on the Olin Concert Series, alongside words by Ileana Perez-Velazquez and Beethoven.
Momenta Quartet performs my string quartet, Thy Wondering Eyes, as part of their residency at Brown University, on a concert featuring premieres of works by students in my composition studio: Maita Eyzaguirre, Seamus Flynn, Max Friedman, Sofia Frohna, Karen Jiang, and Reid Merzbacher.
Free and open to the public.
Places We Know is a collection of pieces for digital piano trio inspired by the soundscapes of urban and rural streams, rivers, and harbors. Written by Shawn Jaeger for Longleash (Pala Garcia, John Popham, Renate Rohlfing), Places references waterways close to the homes, both past and present, of the artists, exploring the significance of the memory and presence of a place. Using field recordings of Muscota Marsh (Inwood) Red Hook Channel (Brooklyn), Beargrass Creek (Louisville, KY), Coleman Run (Nerinx, KY), and Chenoweth Run (Louisville, KY), Places invokes a specificity of “musical place,” with both direct references to distinct sonic objects (a car horn, cicadas) as well as more abstract sonic metaphors (microtonal tuning systems generated by the original soundscapes themselves). The premiere of Places on March 15 will also feature artist-created field recordings and videos, as well as a sensory library of found objects from each location. Places will be introduced by a short set of Jaeger’s songs (performed by guest mezzo-soprano Lucy Dhegrae) and a brief chat with the artists about the process of creating Places We Know.
Places We Know was made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
As a mentor, I have been guiding two talented young composers, Gabriel Crist and Winston Schneider, in creating new pieces for Face the Music, who will also perform my piece Neighbors.
As part of the Brown University Department of Music's lecture series, Music Now, I will give a talk, entitled "Sonic Placemaking," on some of my recent research and music.
Free and open to the public. Info here.
Lucy Dhegrae and Nathaniel LaNasa perform "Resignation" on a 30-minute set also featuring music by Tonia Ko, Pauline Oliveros, and Hayes Biggs. Lucy Fitz Gibbon and Nancy Allen Lundy also present sets on this concert.
Part of the Albany Symphony's American Music Festival:
Miranda Cuckson and Blair McMillen perform Thousands of Years to Make It What It Was, alongside works by Nico Muhly, David Gordon, and Lydia Brindamour.
Longleash performs excerpts from my new piece for digital piano, Chenoweth, featuring microtonal piano tunings derived from field recordings made in New York City and Kentucky.
Instrumental Rehearsal Room, New Music Building, Lewis Center for the Arts
The Northwestern University Bienen School of Music Contemporary Music Ensemble performs Letters Made with Gold.
ienen School of Music
Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall
Lucy Dhegrae, voice, and Nathaniel LaNasa, piano, perform my song "Resignation," based on the hymn "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need."
Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall
Third Street Music School Settlement
Vocalist Lucy Dhegrae and pianist Nathaniel LaNasa give the West Coast premiere of a new song, "Resignation," at Art Share LA.
Also featuring works for voice and piano by Scott Wollschleger, Tonia Ko, Sky Macklay, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, Hayes Biggs, Ted Hearne, and Thomas Adès.
Vocalist Lucy Dhegrae and pianist Nathaniel LaNasa premiere a new song, "Resignation," at the crypt in the Church of the Intercession.
Also featuring premieres by Adam Zuckerman and Scott Wollschleger, as well as new works for voice and piano by Tonia Ko, Sky Macklay, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, Hayes Biggs, Ted Hearne, and Thomas Adès.