Category: Features

‘Omnisphere’ with Medeski Martin and Wood at Brooklyn Steel

“…it’s time to drop everything and groove.” The Bowery Presents “The sound was big, of course, cinematic and grand.” JamBase “Omnisphere proved exhilarating.” JazzTimes   More photos via Good People, Bad Habits


INTERACTIVITY, TECHNOLOGY, and the AWS / GOOGLE COLLABORATION

One of my great joys as Alarm Will Sound’s conductor is that when we perform John Luther Adams’s Ten Thousand Birds, I have absolutely nothing to do. We perform the piece is a kind of environmental installation, with players all around the audience playing bird songs that John has imaginatively realized for instruments. It’s not […]


Before Alarm Will Sound

In 1996 at the Eastman School of Music two conversations met. I had been talking to my friends about a problem fellow composers faced getting music for large ensembles performed. Either you won an annual, faculty-approved opportunity with the school orchestra, or you pulled together an ad hoc orchestra to perform the piece on a Composers’ Forum, usually with […]

August 18, 2017