Jan. 2017 I am happy to announce I will be joining the faculty of New World School of the Arts as an adjunct professor of music teaching theory to college and high school students.
As apart of the New Music Miami Festival, Nocturne for solo cello will have its second performance in FIU's Miami Beach Urban Studios.
11/13/16 I'm so grateful to have the amazing Maya Nojiri Sutherland premiere my new work for solo cello.
08/27/16-09/04/16 I will be returning to Amsterdam to work with the Atlas Ensemble with a reading session of my new work Axis Mundi for winds, zithers, percussion, and strings.
07/04/16-07/08/16 I finally got to learn Faust at the 2016 CCRMA Summer Workshop. I can design plug-ins now! I also am trying to learn Chuck and also keep up my Supercollider skills.
05/27/16 Incantation for tenor viola da gamba has been selected for performance by Compositum Musicae Novae for its Electric Event at the Coral Gables Museum.
02/11/16-02/13/16 Sextet for amplified percussion has been selected. The percussion ensemble of Friends University did a great job.
12/12/15 The new music ensemble of CMU performed an open-ensemble version of Prelude, Illusion, and Magic. Nathan Kistler's singing was free and expressive.
11/10/15 Sextet for amplified percussion using everyday objects had its premiere performance in Waleska, GA. (more)
10/16/15 I have completed of my doctoral dissertation which discusses the sociocultural and political implications of writing music for instruments outside one's own musical tradition.
06/23/15 I performed Drift at this year's festival in NYC. (more)
05/26/15 Daphnee Sincennes performed Séance as part of her doctoral recital at the Université de Montréal. (more)
03/27/15 During the World Music Residency at the Banff Centre, I collaborated with the Pneuma Ensemble in the composition of Prelude, Illusion, and Magic for voice, gittern, and vielle. (more)
03/21/15 The Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Players performed Phrygia for string trio, oboe, and horn at the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami March 27th and 28th. (more)
03/20/15 Daphnee Sincennes performed Séance as part of her musique mixte seminar taught by professor Pierre Michaud at the Université de Montréal.
02/28/15 Mary Devismes on behalf of the Toulouse Regional Conservatory has selected Flicker for solo violin to be used as final exam repertoire for advanced students.
03/08/15-03/28/15 I participated in learning traditional Persian, Arabic, Indian, and Turkish music for three weeks at the Banff Centre in Banff Canada. (click here)
03/25/15 Elegy and Flicker for solo violin was performed by the great violinist Mari-Liis Päkk (click here)
03/05/15 Tyson and Jennifer Voigt performed Three Short Songs for soprano and vibraphone as part of the New American Voices concert series at the University of Miami.
12/01/14 The phenomenal Steffen Zeichner played the second movement of my Violin Concerto No. 1. Thanks so much to the Frost Symphony Orchestra!
11/10/14 The fantastic Other Music Ensemble premiered Three Modal Rounds for open ensemble in Gusman Hall on the campus of University of Miami with Shawn Crouch as conductor.
10/27/14 Tyson and Jennifer Voigt will premiered Three Short Songs for soprano and vibraphone for the 2014 Emerging Composers Concert at the University of Miami. (click here)
10/20/14 The extraordinary Nick Revel and Nora Krohn performed Three Melancholic Improvisations at Fat Cat in NYC. (click here)
07/18/14 Lucy Bardo, the director of Simon's Rock Collegium Musicum, selected Waterscape for viol consort to be read during her class entitled Fresh Ideas - stretch your mind & technique with new music.
06/29/14 I'm very happy to have been selected to attend the Atlas Academy in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Working with the Atlas Ensemble is dream come true. (more)
06/07/14 While in town for NYCEMF, I registered for the American Composers Orchestra Earshot/Underwood career development workshop. (more)
06/07/14 This was a wonderful workshop with Chet Udell dealing with eMersion gesture control. I'm looking forward to using sensors on a new piece.
05/06/14 My Ghosts of Fukushima for erhu and electronics was selected to be played this June 8th at the Abrons Arts Center in Lower Manhattan.
04/28/14 My Suite á la Cajun was performed by the Henry Mancini Institute String Quartet. It will be recorded on a CD with other local, national, and international composers.
04/21/14 The first movement of my Violin Concerto No. 1 was played in a reading session held at Gusman Hall at the University of Miami conducted by Andres Jaime with soloist Abby Young. I was very pleased with the session and the recording. Thanks to everyone involved, including the composition faculty for organizing the session.
03/05/14 Remembrance and Ghosts of Fukushima for erhu and electronics was selected for this year's festival. I was also interviewed along with the other participating composers. (more)
03/02/13 Threnody for solo viola had its premiere performance in Clark Recital Hall @ University of Miami on 04/13/14 @ 8pm.
University of Puget Sound SCI Region VIII Conference
02/05/13 Awakening was selected for this year's concert at the University of Miami.
02/01/14 My Melancholic Improvisations for two viola was selected to be performed on a Connecticut's Own Concert in Wilton Connecticut. This has been a great opportunity to work with Nick Revel and Nora Krohn. Bravo!.
11/16/13 Two Poems and a Prayer was selected for this year's concert at the University of Miami.
11/12/13 My Violin Concerto No. 1 was awarded honorable mention in the University of Miami's Concerto Composition Competition.
10/08/13 String Quartet No. 1 was selected for this year's festival. (more)
09/20/13 I was invited to talk and present my music at the University of Miami composer's forum.
07/13/13 I was invited to perform three electroacoustic works in Kendal Florida (more)
05/18/13 in the Depths for guitar, cello, and electronics co-written and co-performed with Rodrigo Bussad in Midtown Miami (more)
04/16/13 Elegy for solo violin and Flicker for solo violin will be performed by the great Abigail Young at the University of Miami (more)
04/14/13 A World Undone for trombone and electronics will have its second performance (more)
04/13/13 Surfaces for string quartet was selected to be performed on this year's festival.
02/15/13 Séance for violin and electronics was selected for this year's festival in New York City. My New York City debut! (more)
02/10/13 Inner Cycles for voice, strings, percussion, winds, and electronics will have its second performance at this year's festival. (more)
02/24/13 A World Undone for trombone and electronics premiere performance written for trombonist Andrew Friedrichs @ Clark Recital Hall @ University of Miami (more)
02/15/12 Séance was selected for this year's conference at Ohio State University
01/31/13 I was selected to participate in a reading session/concert by the Frost School of Music and the Cleveland Orchestra Miami for the premiere of Awakening for orchestra inspired by Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.
01/12/13-01/13/13 I was selected to participate in a world music workshop in Vancouver Canada learning and writing for the instruments of the Silk Road. (more)
11/17/12 Awakening was selected to be read by the Cleveland Orchestra.
10/10/12 Séance was selected for this year's conference at Capital University in Bexely Ohio.
10/09/12 I met Michael Brailey over email and he was very nice to have included the first piece of my Four Pieces for alto sax on his October podcast. Here's the link.
10/07/12 Séance for violin and electronics was selected for this year's festival at the University of Miami.
05/01/12 After a really tough decision between UMKC and UM, I chose UM to pursue my DMA starting in the Fall of 2012.
04/14/12 Ghosts of Fukushima was selected for this year's festival at the University of Miami.
03/31/12 Incantation was selected for an alumni concert at FIU's new South Beach concert venue.
03/24/12 Trance State is scheduled to be performed by Alex Sellers at Georgia Southern University.
02/09/12 The Ghosts of Fukushima was selected for this year's festival. (more info)
11/18/11 The Ghosts of Fukushima for erhu and electronics andInstallation No. 1 was performed at this year's festival at FIU. (more info)
10/27/11 I performed The Ghosts of Fukushima for erhu and electronics at this year's festival at UMW. (more info)
05/28/11 I performed the premiere performance of The Ghosts of Fukushima for erhu and electronics at this year's informal house concert in Miami.
05/24/11 I have written a new work for tenor sax and electronics for a premiere by acclaimed saxophonist and new music advocate Alex Sellers. The performance should be in the spring of 2012. (more)
05/05/11 I performed Incantation at this year's festival/concert at Georgia Southern University. It was a great performance and the organizers were really nice.
04/19/11 An excerpt of my Chamber Symphony was selected to be apart of the Orchestra 60X60 project. The 1 hour work of 60 composers should travel the world, and be performed by quite a few orchestras, but it will take considerable time to get things scheduled. More info to come.
03/04/11 Dreamscape was premiered at this year's festival at the University of South Florida with great success! The new school of music building looks great.
02/18/11 I got a chance to hear Pauline Oliveros talk about her music, and take part in a Deep Listening workshop at Florida International University.
02/10/11 Incantation was selected for this year's festival. 25 out of 230 scores were selected. What a great time meeting fellow composers and performers at the University of Alabama Huntsville, and sharing a stage with the JACK string quartet.
01/20/11 I participated in the University of Central Florida's percussion workshop which featured Paul Lansky's Threads for percussion ensemble. I got a change to meet Sam Solomon, and buy his great book on how to write for percussion in addition to attending a lot of great concerts.
11/13/10 Out of 377 scores only 100 were selected for performance. My March for Strings and Dance of the Pandas for beginning string orchestra was selected to be performed by the USC's String Project. This group is nationally recognized as the model organization for community string engagement.
09/16/10 Incantation was selected to be performed on a headphones concert at a local gallery here in Fort Lauderdale. This exhibit will blend together the realms of music, works on paper, paper installations and fashion. The hope with this exhibit is to build intrigue and entice culturally aware, young professionals to attend the opening reception of Rock, Paper Scissors. This one-of-a-kind showcase will runSeptember 7, 2010 through September 24, 2010, with an opening reception for the general public on September 16, 2010, from 6-8pm.
05/08/10 Ritual Music I for solo viola and electronics along withMinimal I for solo piano was performed by myself in an informal concert of new music in Miami FL.
04/08/10 Out of the 369 submissions received, Incantation for tenor viola da gamba and electronics was chosen to be performed at the 2010 SEAMUS National Conference at St. Cloud State University.
02/04/10 Incantation for tenor viola da gamba and electronics has been chosen among 240 compositions to be performed at the 2010 SCI Region IV Conference at the University of North Carolina @ Greensboro Feb. 4-6 2010.
12/04/10 Incantation for tenor viola da gamba and electronics has been chosen to be played on the Silence, Beauty and Horror Festivalas part of the Electronic Arts and Music Festival in Miami's design district. The festival also coincides with Art Basel Miami and will be featured at the Harold Golen Gallery. (more) I was also called on to perform a world premiere of a work for clarinet, violin, and electronics called Any Lucky Ten from composer Howard Kenty.
11/13/09 Dissolution No. 1 for prerecorded sound was performed at the 2009 Florida Electro-Acoustic Student Festival at Florida International University.
10/24/09 Manifestación for live electronics and interactive video was premiered on this year's festival series. Hardware store items such as screws, bolts, chains and pipes will star as musical instruments tonight. International troupe of composers and performers will engage you in a neo-futurist spectacle. In a series of sets, live electronics and physical labor will conjure up ambient soundscapes and polyrhythmic beats full of musical colors.
09/20/09 The FEASt Appetizers CD Release. A fantastic snapshot of Florida Electro-Acoustic talent. Each track is about 60 seconds long. Dissolution No.1 and No.2 are featured in this fabulously designed CD distributed by Florida International University.
03/03/09 In perhaps the most intimate of performance settings I have ever played in, Flicker, Metallic Rounds, and Incantation were performed by myself at the Schubertiade of New Musicin Miami Florida. The concert took place May 2nd 2009. The concert was organized by composer Liza Seigido, and the Seigido family.
02/28/09 Drift has been selected to be played on Feb. 28th at Miami Beach Senior High School for the Subtropics Experimental Music Festival.
10/10/08 Drift was selected for performance Oct.10-11 at Ball State University for SCI's 2008 Student National Conference. I performed it as well. It was a great experience to see and hear other composers from around the nation. In the Nov.-Dec.2008 SCI Newsletter, composer Benjamin Williams did a super great job of reviewing the conference. On page 6 he has given me a great review. (Click here to read it.)
07/25/08 I collaborated this past July with composer Jamie Reveles in Buenos Aires Argentina to create Manifestación for 3 percussionists, prerecorded sound, and interactive video. It is based on the political rallies that were going on there at the time.
03/30/08 Michelle and I meet at Florida International University last January and she liked the range of my songs so much that she decided to perform them again on her recital. She will, like me, graduate this spring. I really could not have asked for a better soprano! Daniel Manoiu also helped me tremendously as a pianist who could play anything.
03/01/08 Drift was performed by myself on viola and Jeffrey Jean-Francois on laptop at this festival at Florida State University.
02/01/08 This year under the direction of composer Paula Matthusen and Erick DeLuca, FIU put on a fantastic electro-Acoustic festival. Drift was chosen and performed again. A compilation CD will be available soon. Read more here. Many thanks to all that helped put on a great show.
12/04/07 The work that has launched my career as a composer / performer, Drift has come home to the United States to be performed at Florida International University.
07/29/07 In the July of 07, I went to Buenos Aires Argentina to participate in a two week program for music technology. I learned a great deal of information on many subjects. It's a fantastic country and I fell in love with the city of Buenos Aires. I composed my first major hit Drift for solo viola and electronics there,and got the opportunity to perform it in a space below the famous teatro colón.
04/11/07 I helped provide transportation with this year's ISCM festival. The flutist Alegandro Escuer gave a fantastic masterclass about writing music for your own instrument that has given me more confidence in my performing abilities. Tania Leon was also very inspiring! A local school reporter asked me about my experiences in meeting these composers and performers. CLICK HERE to read it.
03/02/07 It was a wonderful opportunity to perform on viola at the Subtropics experimental music festival with the FIU new music ensemble.