Just a quick note to let people know that I put the vinyl editions of Planets back on Bandcamp. I have 21 left – get your copy!
I’ve been getting some emails asking about where the Planets vinyl went. I’m not sold out, but I’m in the middle of a move and won’t be able to mail any out until early January. I’ll put them back up on the site when they’re available, and I can also add your name to a waitlist in the meantime. Just drop me a line.
Thank you to everyone who has purchased either a CD or a download of Fifteen Fires – after a few orders in the last 48 hours, I’m officially sold out!
As I figure out what my next step is in terms of new music, I’m extremely appreciative of the support people have shown for this album. I didn’t plan on doing any shows or promotions in support of it, and thought it would take at least a year to sell out.
And If you missed out on the CD, you can still grab a download of the album.
I’m excited to announce the release of my first new album in three years, Fifteen Fires in the Filament Eve. It features over 60 minutes of music from the past ten years of my career, including my most recent piece for the Cincinnati Ballet, the 14-minute Where the Incline Alights the Hill. All of the tracks on Fifteen Fires in the Filament Eve are either brand new or have never been officially released, and they include some of my very earliest recordings.
You can purchase Fifteen Fires as either a download, or as a limited-edition CD for just a few dollars more.
Each CD will come in a durable eco-friendly cardboard case with full-color artwork, and will be hand-numbered from a supply of 100. Once these are gone, they’re gone! When you purchase the CD, you also get instant access to the music download.
Last fall I got to create another piece for the Cincinnati Ballet with choreographer Heather Britt. I was brought on to the project a bit later than in past years, and subsequently had less time to work on the piece. But strangely enough this proved to be an advantage, as I didn’t have enough time to get stressed or second guess myself about little details. I kind of just plowed through it, and only looked back to change things in a few places.
You can watch the final product here. I think it’s the strongest of our three big collaborations. The visual language Heather created on such a short timeframe is staggering – I’ve watched it close to a dozen times, and each new viewing brings to light a deeper level that I missed previously.
I tried to challenge myself to not fall back into the comfort zones I’m used to – namely, lots of time taken up by vocal verses and choruses. For example, the long rhythmic section in the middle is something I would have never written on my own, both because percussion is not my specialty, and having long sections of music without much melodic movement makes me nervous. Looking back and hearing everything in context, I realize I could have extended it even more. But I’m still learning.
I’ve got a brand new site to start off 2013! I hope you’ll find that it offers much more content than previously. For starters, check out the videos and the sortable, filterable tracks page. Comments are supported on posts and most other sections of the site, so leave me some feedback!