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Elegy of Others

Much of my recent work deals with the issue of reappropriation. Where do we get our ideas? What do we owe, if anything, to our sources of inspiration? Historically, composers have stolen ideas from each other regularly, reworking these into

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Kiss Around the World

Kiss Around the World was commissioned by New Works Calgary and the Canada Council for the Arts for Ensemble Resonance. It is the second Around the World piece that I have written, taking a single word—in this case kiss—and presenting

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orkest de ereprijs YCM Competition

I’m pleased and excited to announce that I was declared the winner of this year’s annual Young Com­posers Meet­ing in the Nether­lands, hosted by renowned Dutch ensem­ble, orkest de ereprijs. The jurors chose between 16 pieces that the invited com­posers

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Recycled 80s Live

Recy­cled 80s Live is a col­lage of small frag­ments of ‘80s pop songs, recom­posed and recon­tex­tu­al­ized into a new, larger work. I chose this approach because artists have always bor­rowed mate­r­ial from one another, but copy­right is increas­ingly being abused

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Nightclub Project

Some excit­ing news. I’ve received fund­ing to develop a musi­cal project that I have been plan­ning for sev­eral years. It involves writ­ing an evening-length piece for ampli­fied instru­ments, to be per­formed in non-traditional venues such as night­clubs. This is a

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