It’s been far too long, dear reader. Life has been hectic, and this blog has unfortunately fallen by the wayside.

I spent the summer at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, where we the opportunity to study harmony and counterpoint with the legendary Isabelle Duha, composition with Allain Gaussin, Francois Paris (who employs his own unique forms of equal temperament) and Richard Danielpour. We also went t to  IRCAM and messed around with openmusic, audiosculpt and max/msp. Overall I think it was a great experience, and would recommend it to any composers interested in French music.

In other news, Mill Valley Philharmonic has commissioned a guitar concerto to be performed in June. I’m pretty excited about it, and have been toying with the idea of incorporating Nicaraguan folk tunes into the piece, perhaps el solar de monimbó or son tus pérjumenes, mujer. We shall see.. it’s still in the very early stages.

And we’re busy here at Davis – Wet Ink Ensemble just performed a great concert (and read some grad student pieces), and Fabien Panisello is visiting from Spain. It’s gonna be a good year!

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