April 7th, 2015

Music for Wood and Strings

I’m happy to announce that Music for Wood and Strings, played by So Percussion, will be released by Brassland on May 18 & 19. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall and written for So Percussion, Music for Wood and Strings is performed on four amplified, dulcimer-like Chord Sticks. The Chord Sticks, which were built by my talented friend Aron Sanchez (of Buke and Gase), each have eight double-course strings and are tuned to a pair of chords, and were designed specifically for this piece of music.

You can pre-order Music for Wood and Strings here.

If you are in London on May 9 & 10, I hope to see you at Barbican for Mountains and Waves, a marathon weekend of performances featuring some of my favorite musicians. The program includes the world premiere of Wave Movements, a new orchestral work that I wrote with Richard Reed Parry that features a video installation by photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. In addition you can see performances of Sufjan Steven’s Round-Up; the European premiere of Black Mountain Songs and performances by eighth blackbird, So Percussion, Tim Hecker and many more. You can see the full program and purchase tickets here.

Also on the horizon is the premiere of my orchestral piece Quilting, performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel. The piece will be premiered on May 28 and 30 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Tickets are available here.

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