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April Performances Bring May Rent


I'm happy to report that I'll be joining Evan Ziporyn and MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika for four performances of Evan's piece "Tire Fire" in April. Shows are: 4/5: UMass Lowell 4/13: MIT (Cambridge, MA) 4/20: Philips Academy (Andover, MA) 4/28: Bang on a Can 25th Anniversary Concert, Alice Tul[...]

Beautiful Weekend Full-Length on the Way


We've put the first two songs from our upcoming album Holy Hype! up on our Bandcamp page. The record will be out April 17th on Peacock Recordings.[...]

Norman Schwarzkopf Made Me Gay


I just finished up the music for Sara Ebrahimi's short documentary Norman Schwarzkopf Made Me Gay, which will be debuting this spring at Rooftop Films in NYC. Thanks a bundle to Nikan Milani for the Persian music lesson! [...]

Back From London, Working on New Music


The Barbican "Central Market" show was super fun! I met a lot of great people and heard some amazing music!* I'm currently finishing up a a piece for Brooklyn Brass, which will be performed this summer. *Defs check out Gyan Riley, Missy Mazzoli, [...]

Press for Central Market Shows


The New York Times, The Village Voice, and The FADER![...]

New Chamber Piece Debuts — March 19, 2011


The Till by Turning ensemble will be performing a brand new piece of mine, "Icecracker," as well as other new works*, on March 19th at Roulette (20 Greene Street, New York, NY). The show starts at 8:30pm. *And, of course, Henry the horse dances the waltz. [...]

One Down, Two to Go-go!


The Walker Art Center show in Minneapolis was super fun! Thanks to Doug and all of the nice people. Up next: Lincoln Center tomorrow night -- tickets are still on sale here. The last stop on this leg is Thursday at the Library of Congress in D.C. -- the show is free, but you have to reserve [...]

London Show Added


I'll be joining Tyondai Braxton & The BBC Symphony Orchestra in performing Music from "Central Market" as part of the festival "Reverberations: The Influence of Steve Reich" at The Barbican in London U.K on May 7th, 2011 Featuring the London premiere of Steve Reich’s "2x5" and European pre[...]

Tickets on Sale


Tickets are now on sale for the Lincoln Center performance! [...]

New Documentary Film Project


I'll be scoring Sara Zia Ebrahimi's upcoming film Norman Schwarzkopf Made Me Gay. The film will be debuting at Rooftop Films in New York City in the Summer of 2011.[...]