I will be presenting “Luis A. Delgadillo’s Sinfonía incaica and the “Indo-American Sound” at the Society of American Music national conference in New Orleans. Delgadillo is the foremost historical Nicaraguan composer, and I am thrilled to have had the privilege to research him and his music over the past year. More information can be found here: https://www.american-music.org/page/NO2019GeneralInfo.
Bass clarinet and marimba duo Transient Canvas perform In the Mind of Energy, which they premiered in Alba, Italy during the Alba Music Festival last year.
My piece Improvisations VI: Just, Plane, Natural will be performed by flutist Gabbi Roderer, being the Kansas City premiere of the piece (and of my music in general)! As it is an improvisation, every iteration of the piece is different, so be prepared for anything awesome.
My work Improvisations VI: Just Plane and Natural will be premiered by Leslie Miller on clarinet. The piece incorporates planing, natural overtone series, and consequently just intonation by manipulating the sound of the instrument through electronics.
strengthen the body/enliven the soul is performed live in collaboration with students from the University of Miami Dance Studio. Performed by Rebecca Tutunick (flute), Leslie Miller (clarinet), Paige Towsey (violin), Kyle Stachnik (cello), and Jose Veliz (piano).
As part of the Atlantic Music Festival (AMF), strengthen the body/enliven the soul will be premiered by the AMF Contemporary Ensemble. This piece refers to the following scripture:
"Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul."
Doctrine and Covenants 59:18-19
Nature and what comes from it has the power to strengthen and enliven us.
Seth Carlson premieres our American Guild of Organists Student Commissioning Project piece, Wend Your Way. The piece is based on the Latter-day Saint hymn "Come, Come Ye Saints." also popular in many other Christian churches. My piece traces a journey through hardships and trials to victory and triumph over four sections. It will be premiered two more times over the summer.