Introducing Oddities


Many blogs include a regular feature which summarizes relevant items. Oddities will be NMP version (with a nod to Roger Reynolds, of course).

On to today’s features:

July 10 marks the release of my Tornado Project CD with Esther Lamneck, clarinetist, and six wonderful composers. This CD was something like 10 years in the making! Hopefully, Tornado Project will resume performing together soon. Read a review here. Buy it here.

Sounds Modern is busy gearing up for our upcoming performance at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX.

Enough about my projects. At the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on August 1, Applause Music Festival will feature new works for viola and piano. While I am not familiar with this festival, I appreciate their mission.

Also in Fort Worth, the Mimir Chamber Music Festival has been focusing upon the standard repertoire, but have included works by Bartok, Messiaen, Zwilich, and Kenji Bunch.

Ensemble 75 has a new series at the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas, which strives to “serve as an intersection between contemporary visual art and instrumental and vocal music” – a mission rather like that of our very own Sounds Modern. Nova member and UNT student Mia Detwiler performed with them on their recent concert, which featured works by Berg, Schoenberg, and Webern.

Sounds Modern had a reprise performance of trios for violin, cello, and piano at gallery UNT on the Square, playing works by Andrew May, Steven Harlos, and Astor Piazzolla, and improvisations (and photographs of flowers).

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