Michael‘s new album, Currents, is finally being released on March 25, via New Amsterdam Records. First, please consider pre-ordering it here. It is a gorgeous new collection of piano music, mostly commissioned by Michael himself. For anyone who’s skeptical of “modern music,” I can tell you that yes, this is different and wholly of our time, but it also unabashedly influenced very much by the Romantic piano repertoire. My own piece, “Missing Piece,” was inspired by the middle movement of Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata. It is all music of a focused, obsessive kind of intensity. I’m happy to be in the company of the other great composers on the album, including Missy Mazzoli, Mark Dancigers, Asha Srinivasan, Troy Herion, and Sarah Kirkland Snider. Mark Dancigers did an extraordinary job producing the album, too.
His tour begins in Chicago and ends in New York (Brooklyn). He’ll be joined on the tour by acclaimed violinist Michi Wiancko. Click on the links below for more details on each concert. I’ll be at the Brooklyn show- hope to see you there!