New “Leviathan” Multimedia Experience!

UPDATE: This ebook is now available as a multimedia, online presentation! Experience it for free here! Did you know about the extensive, mythic story behind the 2008 electric violin concerto, “Leviathan of the Ancient Deep”? Well, now you can enjoy¬†it in epic, literary form AND support the official recording project! …

“The Oracle” – An Experiment in Aleatorism & Formula

I’m in the middle of composing a real neat piece right now for a July 1 deadline… I’m calling it “The Oracle,” and it’s for flute/piccolo, Bb clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. What I’ve done is set up a complex set of “rules” that guide my writing based on the …

Leviathan has a Cadenza

Hooray! I just finished writing my cadenza for Leviathan‘s 3rd movement! Funny story about that… When I first wrote this work for my Master’s degree thesis back in 2008, I had been working so much on the first two movements that my deadline was getting down to the wire and …

What I’ve Been Up To: Part 1

These past several weeks have been insanely active for me, with one project after another, after another… So all good stuff, honest! And, good memories, too… These next few posts I’ll be making will share some of these awesome experiences I’ve been able to have lately… First up… The COACHELLA …

Photos from the Geek Singles Event

Enjoy these memories taken from my experience at Brave New World Comics‘s Geek Singles event last night!

Serenading a Romantic Geek Event Tonight

Guess what, geek-peeps! Aisling — my electric dragon violin — and I will be serenading the outdoor cafe of this Geek Singles event TONIGHT! Come hear the romantic musical stirrings of themes like “Quantum Leap,” “Incredible Hulk,” the original Star Trek and Deep Space 9, themes from the Gundam and …

Conquering LilyPond

Woohoo! I am so stoked to announce that I have finally finished the complete engraved rendering of the score and parts to my latest composition,¬†Of Roses and Lilies! I have been working hard to learn the coding language necessary to operate LilyPond, and after completely hacking away at this particularly …

On the Horizon

I have a couple of exciting things on the horizon…. First, the FINAL RECORDING SESSION for my new album with PARMA is fast approaching!¬†On December 28th, at the¬†Shalin Liu Performance Center¬†in Rockport, MA, my two chamber works,¬†Counterpoint Invariable¬†for violin trio and¬†Gypsy Wanderer for violin and piano, will be recorded by …