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December 1, 2006

Tonight is the Electro-Acoustic Recital Series (EARS) concert, which is being broadcast over the web. For those of you that stumble over my site today, it can be accessed at 8 p.m. Central Time via the following link:

EARS Webcast

My improvisation ensemble is also performing as part of the UT Creative Research Labratory's At Play Extravaganza on December 9th. The event runs all day, but my group will only be involved from 4-7 p.m. If you would like to come hear us and/or participate the Creative Research Lab is at 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd in Austin, Texas. Click here for more info.

November 2, 2006

Another semester is in full swing. In addition, to making progress in completing my coursework, I am involved in lots of exciting projects. Here is a quick rundown.

This year, I am responsible for organizing the Wet Ink New Music Series, which is a student-run concert series dedicated to new music by UT student composers. We are looking to expand the series to include new music performed by UT students.

On Saturday, October 28, Mario Davidovsky visited to make some final adjustments to his Synchronisms No. 11 for contrabass and tape. For those that may not know, last fall I worked as his technical assistant as he composed the piece. What a tremendous experience.

The improvisation group that I formed last spring is continuing to improve and develop. We are performing at the Electric Latex Festival at LSU in a couple of weeks. Here is a recent recording of the group: Improvisation No. 11. We also have tentatively decided on a name, the Back Feet Forward Ensemble. The name plays with the terms feeback and feedforward, which seems appropriate.

I also recently received a commissioned from Michael Straus to compose a piece for saxophone+video. He will be premiering the piece in April 2007 as part of a tour of multimedia works.

Upcoming Events
New Music Co-op: Electrons and Photons - November 9
Electric Latex - November 17-18
Wet Ink New Music Series - November 20
Electro-Acoustic Recital Series (EARS) - December 1

June 3, 2006

Here is a clip from a improvisation group that I founded (feet). I am the saxophonist while Nick Sibicky and Jonathan Sylvan are performing on laptops. Slowly some interesting things are beginning to emerge. Please send your comments.

June 1, 2006

Welcome to the updated site; Much of the information is the same, but the design has changed. I would love to hear your comments.

May 15, 2006

I just returned from an exciting trip to New York City where I helped put on a scintilating concert at the tank. The concert was sponsored by AMP, a immerging new music group led by my friend and former roommate Adam Mirza. The combination of the program, the people, and the atmosphere reminded me of the possible richness of musical experiences. Here is a taste of the program:

Dialogue de l'ombra double for saxophone and electronics (originally for clarinet) - Pierre Boulez

Kontakte for four-channel tape - Karlheinz Stockhausen

Die Knospe verschwindet in dem Hervorbrechen der Bl├╝te for solo saxophone - Adam Mirza

Michael Ibrahim performed with his usual intensity, focus, and attention to detail. And, Bryan Wolfe traveled from Germany to serve as the sound projectionist for the Stockhausen.

If anyone is interested in booking this program, feel free to contact me.

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