'Austerity Measures' selected as a winner in PPG Call for Scores

My new percussion quartet, Austerity Measures, won 3rd place in the Portland Percussion Group’s “Nothing With Wheels” composition competition.  As the competition name suggests, the scoring is for portable instruments (no marimbas, concert bass drums, timpani, chimes, etc.).  This piece is scored for claves, bongos, snare drums, tambourines, and triangles as well as metal and wood instruments selected by the performers.

The PPG (Brian Gardiner, Aaron Jester, Brett EE Paschal and Chris Whyte) are great players and colleagues.  I am honored that they will premiere the piece in May 2015.

Photo from Canadian Music Centre CD Launch

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Thank you so much to the Canadian Music Centre, Centrediscs and to those of you who came to the CMC Thursday for my first Points of Departure CD launch. It meant a great deal to me to share this music with friends, colleagues, and former students! I hope you enjoy the recording.

Stay tuned… I’ll be doing another launch in Windsor on March 25th.

NEW CD: Points Of Departure (February 10, 2015)

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It’s HERE.  My debut solo CD, Points Departure will be available  February 10 on the Centrediscs label.

Fantastic production by Ray Dillard and superb engineering by Douglas Romanow.

The CD features works by Nicholas Papador, Isabelle Panneton, Nicolas Gilbert, Francois Rose, Linda Catlin Smith, and Christien Ledroit.

At the launch I’ll be playing the Gilbert, Rose, and my piece.

The CD and digital downloads are available for pre-order from a number of outlets including Amazon, iTunes, etc.

I will be launching my debut solo percussion CD on February 19th at the Canadian Music Centre in Toronto. If you’re in the GTA (or visiting Toronto that week…it’s study week for UWindsor), I hope you can join me in celebrating.

If you’re in the Greater Toronto Area, I will be giving a launch recital/reception at the Canadian Music Centre on February 19.  Details: http://www.musiccentre.ca/node/130336

Do come by and celebrate with me if you can!

 

Pulse Frequencies and other compositions now available…

My new multiple percussion solo Pulse Frequencies is now available for purchase (score or pdf download) through the Canadian Music Centre.  It’s a virtuosic work for a student or professional performer.  The set up is small and uses easy-to-find instruments.

http://www.musiccentre.ca/node/123998

A Very Welcome, Three Recollections and Copperline Breathing (score only) are also available for loan through the CMC.

http://www.musiccentre.ca/node/77926/complete_holdings

Happy Holidays!  2015 should be a great year.  My debut solo CD should be out in February.  More on that later!