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June 11, 2017, ‘mid the steep sky’s commotion, a new work written for the acclaimed Grammy-nominated chamber choir The Crossing, with installation and projections by artist Caroline Santa, was premiered in Philadelphia at The Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts.

Two days prior to the premiere, award-winning filmmaker Ben Stamper, along with cracker-jack camera crew Christopher McDonald and Janelle Delia, joined The Crossing for their penultimate rehearsal. While cameras moved around the room, audio-engineer extraordinaire Paul Vazquez recorded the proceedings. The fruit of this work will be a new, cinematic, immersive experience of the piece, coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy this short documentary. It’s a beauty. To view, click here or on the image above.

As always, thank you, dear friends, for your support of my work. The world is a wonder.


‘mid the steep sky’s commotion

MoM 2017 Poster

Beautiful Folk,

It’s been a while since you’ve heard about any new music from me – but rest assured, I’ve been very hard at work, and now I’m thrilled to announce ‘mid the steep sky’s commotion, a new piece composed for the acclaimed Grammy-nominated choir The Crossing (they’re amazing, truly), in collaboration with visual artist Caroline Santa (also amazing). The Crossing will premiere the work on June 11, 2017 as the first concert of their 2017 Month of Moderns, in the Crane Arts Icebox in Philadelphia, PA. The work explores the enigmatic and impenetrable quality of wind, its singular and intimate relationship to the detritus of a city, and what this relationship suggests about language, time, and transience. Heady, but oh so cool.

Mark your calendars – this one is going to be special:

Sunday, June 11 @ 4pm

The Icebox at Crane Arts
1400 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Get your tickets here!

And stay tuned: over this next week, I’ll be sharing a bit about my process in writing the piece, with images and sounds, poems and musings.

Finally, if you’d like to learn more and contribute towards the work, go here.

Thanks, dear friends, and see you on June 11th!