Labored Breathing was premiered by the Monroe Symphony Orchestra on April 13, 2014. Thanks to all of those involved for their hard work including the musicians and conductor Clay Couturiaux. The footsteps in the soft sections are, sadly, not in the score. It is an interesting sensation being genuinely happy there are people coming to hear your work that are new to the medium but at the same time dearly wishing they had more understanding of concert etiquette.
A recent performance with Dan Sumner, guitar; Richard Seiler, piano; James Boldin, horn. Great performance, but there’s always slight balance problems when one instrument is amplified and others aren’t. I still love the energy!!
The Monroe Symphony will premiere this work on April 12, 2014.
My new wind ensemble piece (MIDI playback recording)
This is a clip from the 1929 film Nosferatu. The accompaniment is an improvised performance by the Implosion Percussion Group for the ULM President’s Academy.
Implosion Percussion Performers: Michael Holdiness, Greg Lyons, Mel Mobley, John Pirkey, James Waller
A collaboration with Will Tatum (video compilation) exploring people’s concept of what make art. The piece premiered in 2009 in Biedenharn Hall, Monroe, LA with accompanying video.