Congratulations to John Tafoya, Mark Ford, and the University of North Texas Percussion Ensemble on an incredible performance of my piece Summons for Timpani and Percussion Ensemble on April 6th. Beautiful sounds, interpretation, and precision.
The UNT Percussion Ensembles had a concert with lots of fantastic new repertoire. You can view the program here: nightofpercussion.040617
I wrote Summons in 2002 and revised/expanded it for publication in 2008. The score and parts are available through Bachovich Music Publications. The work is dedicated to my mentor and friend, Charles Dowd.
In March 2017, the Noiseborder Ensemble hosted a two week long festival of events at the University of Windsor including performances by pianist Douglas Finch and the Plumes Ensemble as well as performances by Noiseborder Ensemble and projects by members of the collective.
My main contribution to the festival was the Canadian premiere of Christopher Cerrone’s Memory Palace for percussion and electronics. It’s a beautiful and tactile work that is around 25 minutes in duration. One defining features of the piece is that the percussionist builds a majority of the instruments such as tuned slats of wood and tuned metal pipes.
It was great to play with Noiseborder Ensemble again and reprise some of the group’s most enduring/endearing works such as Superstars of Wrestling, (Follow That) Dream (Home), and film/musical works by University of Michigan faculty, Chris McNamara.