I’m thrilled to announce that the song cycle Rounder Songs, composed jointly with my wife Emily Pinkerton, received a New Music USA grant. We will finish composing the music, premiere it with Emily performing on banjo and singing with NOW Ensemble, and make a studio recording. Right now, our project is on the “Featured” page of New Music USA. Many thanks to New Music USA and everyone involved– especially Emily, for writing the grant. Stay tuned for updates!
Rounder Songs (New Music USA page, with full description of the piece)
Here is a preview of the song cycle from a concert at the Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA) with NOW Ensemble and Emily Pinkerton, as part of the University of Pittsburgh’s Music on the Edge series. Red Rocking Chair (YouTube)