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'Vol de nuit' laureate of the 2018 "New Vision" Composition Competition

My composition for flute, clarinet, violin and cello, Vol de nuit , has been awarded third prize in the 20th International Chopin & Friends Festival "New Vision" Composition Competition. 

My warmest thanks to the jury and organizers of the competition, and congratulations to the international roster of composers also distinguished by this competition! Here is the full detail:

First Prize:
1. Richard Heller (Austria): Drei Miniaturen
2. Ye Leishuo (China): Solidification of the Aut…

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La vie dans les plis - Karen Rostron, violin; Mirna Lekic, piano

Recorded live on 07/21/2018 at the church of Saint Merri, Paris, France.

"La vie dans les plis (“life in the folds,” a title borrowed from Henri Michaux eponymous collection of poems) was commissioned by violinist Karen Rostron and pianist Mirna Lekić. In this duo, the piano and violin are treated as equal partners in a conversation at cross purposes, with only a few passing moments of true communication. Yet, echoes among their respective parts suggests the possibility of a deeper, more …

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Sept caprices pour flûte seule - Roberta Michel, flute

"I was delighted when Roberta asked me to write this piece for flute solo. I knew that I was dealing with a remarkable performer who could handle pretty much anything with grace, and I was also excited by the availability of piccolo, alto, and bass flute, in addition to the standard instrument. I quickly decided to write a series of short movements of various tempi and styles, a little bit in the manner of a Baroque suite. The movements also alternate instruments, and each one is based on a …

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Summer 2018 Concerts

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'Treblinke dort' premiere (4/21/17)

Treblinke dort, for violin, cello, piano, and tape, performed by Ensemble 365 (Karen Rostron, violin; Marta Bedkowska-Reilly, cello; Mirna Lekic, piano). 

'Shiloh' performance by Chorosynthesis

My piece, Shiloh, for mixed chorus, has been selected for the Chorosynthesis Singers' 4th New Choral Music Reading Session, at the University of Washington School of Music, on October 2nd, 2016. See below for more details, and, if you are around, come check it out!

NEH-funded commission

I proudly announce that I received a commission to write a new piece as part of the NEH-funded KHRCA Colloquia, 2016–2017, Fleeing Genocide: Displacement, Exile and the Refugee.

This new piece for soprano voice, violin, cello, and piano, will be based on archival recordings of songs from Holocaust survivors. I am thrilled and honored to be part of this project!

 

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'Outtake' at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

I am proud to announce the upcoming performance of my piece for piano and electronics, Outtake, as part of the 2016 edition of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival:

Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

Thursday, June 16, 4-5:45 pm

Program:

Lucas Smith, Rati (2015) for fixed media
Maximilian Yip, Nightcall
Andre Brégégère, Outtake
Michael Andrews, Creatures in the Gears
Juan Vasquez, Sibelius Collage
TM Duplantis, Downstream
INTERMISSION
Luigi N…

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Première of Caractères, performed by Mirna Lekic

Check out the video of the premier performance of my new piano piece, Caractères, performed by Mirna Lekic at the Théâtre de l'Île Saint-Louis (Paris, France), on July 10th, 2015.

Première of Outtake, performed by Steven Beck

This is the video of the premier performance of my new piece for piano and electronic sounds, Outtake, by Steven Beck at the Willow Place Auditorium (Brooklyn, NY) on May 20th, 2015. This performance was part of the "New Synchronism" project, commissioned by Dr. Faustus.

My apologies for the poor quality of the sound. Also, be patient at the beginning: it starts very softly!

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