Category Archives: Contemporary Classical

New Oregon ArtsWatch Article

Cappella Romana,  a Northwest professional vocal ensemble with international acclaim, will be hosting the Arvo Pärt Festival this coming weekend. Here is my preview article: Arvo Pärt Festival preview: Spirituality in sound  

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Crooked Stream

I wrote a string quartet in October. I submitted it to a call for string quartet scores from fEARnoMUSIC, a new music ensemble in Portland. It did not make the grade and another composer’s work was chosen: Tylor Neist’s Unfolding. … Continue reading

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Eleven Nights

Eleven Nights is a solo piano work written in 2009. It is the last contemporary classical piece I wrote before shifting to songwriting under my alter ego Daniel Boone’s Fault. It uses a composition technique that employs folk tunes, fiddle … Continue reading

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Review of Project Trio at the Shedd Institute in Eugene, Oregon

Here is a link to a review I wrote for the Oregon Arts Watch. My friend Brett Campbell is an editor on staff and asked me to review Project Trio’s workshop and performance a week back at the Shedd Institute … Continue reading

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