I recently did an interview with Elevate Ensemble about my two upcoming premieres on their Stravinsky: Reconstructed program. In it, I talk about my first musical experiences, my compositional process, and the inspirations for my two pieces. I also explore similarities in the planning process between composing and computer programming.
And if you’re in the bay area, come to the concert on October 2nd. It promises to be a very interesting program, focused around Stravinsky’s Octet for Winds, with smaller pieces exploring each of the subgroupings of the instrumentation, plus a new concerto for piano-four-hands duo ZOFO, written by Nick Vasallo.