On a concert of new text and graphic scores, Southland Ensemble will be presenting a revised version of my piece “Something About My Punctuation” for four writers and sounds, consisting of text fragments from Søren Kierkegaard’s diary. Saturday, February 9 Automata 504 Chung King Ct. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Tickets hereRead more "Southland Ensemble: Something About My Punctuation"
A small cohort from Dog Star Orchestra will be performing at the GAS Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden on September 28 and 29. At the latter of the two shows a new piece of mine titled still life: North Puyallup River Bridge will be premiered for quartet (bass flute, horn, viola, guitar) alongside work by Erika Bell, […]Read more "Dog Star Orchestra at GAS Festival in Sweden"
short video from the performance on June 3, 2018. the piece consists of 9-tone ‘chains’ which must be arranged in a harmonic lattice structure (this performance uses the (2,3), (3,5), and (5,7) planes—an x,y graph where each axis represents a harmonic ratio). video by Ian Byers-GamberRead more "lattice chains"
The 14th season of Dog Star Orchestra begins Saturday June 2. On Sunday June 3 at Human Resources in Chinatown, I will present a new piece lattice chains for an 8 channel modular sound system designed with Janie Geiser, Eric Heep, and Cassia Streb. Eric Heep, Sepand Shahab, Stephanie Smith, and Cassia Streb will also be presenting […]Read more "Dog Star 14"
A works-in-progress showing this weekend (Oct. 1 and 2) at Automata Arts as part of the Live Arts Exchange (LAX) festival. Follow the link for times. SOUND HOUSE is a work-in-progress excerpt of a new work conceived and created by John Eagle, Janie Geiser and Cassia Streb. Sound House is a performance/installation centered on a series […]Read more "Sound House @LAX"
In June, I performed Tom Johnson’s Nine Bells, a nine movement piece which uses various patterns for the performer to walk through a 3×3 grid. The tuning system I employed placed the bells on a plane of harmonic space with one axis in fifths (3/2) and the other in pure major thirds (5/4). The image below shows […]Read more "Nine Bells"
Paul Muller with a nice writeup on one of the Dog Star concerts this past June.Read more "Dog Star 12: Math is Nature"
Two new events planned as part of this year’s Dog Star Orchestra festival. June 4, I’ll be playing Tom Johnson’s Nine Bells on a specially-tuned set of bells I’ve built. June 14, Isaura String Quartet will perform ‘rhythm color #3’ alongside the Southland String Quartet performing works by James Tenney and Tom Johnson. Check out […]Read more "New dates"
Isaura String Quartet will be premiering my piece “parallel lines (do not intersect)” on their final concert of their summer series. For the concert they asked 7 different LA composers to reimagine Blondie’s “Heart of Glass”. My piece, which borrows its name from Blondie’s album title, begins with a chorale, of sorts, in two separate 3-limit harmonic spaces […]Read more "ISQ Premiere"