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November 2017. Thought I’d change the greeting photo. Since the last update, my son Eric finished editing the video of Susurrus for solo marimba, wonderfully performed by Daniel Hallett in the same session last April when we recorded Evening’s Sabres.

I also put up the video of All the Desanctified Places, a string trio in which the players speak a contrapuntal text by Robert Bringhurst while playing. Violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel, violist Bryan Brash, and I premiered it at the Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival at Portland’s SPACE Gallery, April 9, 2017.


Today, July 28, 2017, it’s been close to a year since I last updated this greeting. Please check out my two new videos on YouTube. One is a professional studio recording of my marimba quartet, Evening’s Sabres, given a brilliant performance by students at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. The other is an informal recording of  Moving Day, a lighthearted piece for cello and piano I had written for my son Eric’s wedding (to Melanie Knight) back in September. The performers are me on cello and my other son Melsen on piano.

Also, please take a look at my son Eric’s video with scrolling score of Penumbra.

Feel free to email me if you have questions or suggestions, or just want to say hi. Thanks for visiting.