ART SONGS FOR NEW BEGINNINGS BY DENISE RIVERA I have been asked to compose a 3-minute voice art song for an anthology of songs as an "answer to the canonical 24 Italian songs, but with a modern twist". THis project is headed by Denise Rivera and will be published in late 2022. Updates are available on Facebook and Twitter under #ArtSongsForNewBeginnings
STORIES OF MY PEOPLE SUITE I have received funding from Calgary Arts Development Original Peoples Investment Fund to compose new works for flute and piano. Stories Of My People includes 3 movements for Flute/Alto Flute and Piano. World Premier of 1. Winter Sorrows and Summer Flowers was on July 1st 2021 at the Pender Island Flute Retreat. Watch Here. The world premier of movement two was at the Valhalla School of Music in August 2021. Lauren Eselson performed both movements. Stay tuned for the premier of movement 3.
CECILIA CONCERTS; The Realities Which We Have Made I am the inaugural composer-in-residence for Cecilia Concerts in Halifax, NS. I look forward to sharing my new work for Flutes, Viola, and Piano on March 12th, 2022. Karen Shepherd and Beverly McKiver join me for a chamber music concert.
FREESOUND Commission During May 2022, Freesound (www.freesoundmusic.ca/) will premier a new graphic score that they have asked me to compose for them. Watch their website for more information.
SCORES FOR SALE When scores will be available, they will be for sale on Bandcamp as digital downloads.
CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PROJECT: Muskwa's Mountain Home I was offered a commission to write a symphonic piece for a new series with Tom Jackson along with Jason Young and Sonny Ray Day Rider. This project was being mentored by Cris Dersken.
Please watch here for when the score becomes publicly available for rent and purchase.