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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.[...]

Performing New Music

I'm pleased and honored to announce that I'll be joining Tyondai Braxton, The Wordless Music Orchestra, and others in premiering music from Tyondai's record “Central Market,” along with new orchestral works of his in March 2011. The dates are: WALKER ARTS CENTER in Minneapolis, MN [...]

A Happy Accident

I'm working on some sounds for a phone app and I downloaded a few stock HTC rings for reference purposes. I imported them all into DP as separate tracks, hit play just for fun, and wound up with some kind of magic-wand-y, heart-monitor-ish, Cm7 situation -- complete with a sort of, like, narrative/m[...]

Ring Tones

Over the past few months, I've gotten some requests from friends for personalized ringtones. To keep things from spiraling out of control, I limited myself to (1) a single track and (2) a single general midi synth. I tried to tie the music down to the character traits/signifiers of each recipient wh[...]