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May 14, 2009

New Piece - Two Swords Crossed for Violin and Cello and Paris and Tehran News

Dune Sunflowers at Bowman's Beach

I've finished a new piece for violin and cello, Two Swords Crossed. It's one of my most romantic pieces yet, employing some African/minimalist rhythmic conventions and Middle-Eastern melodic inspirations, within a soaring harmonic framework.

Two Swords Crossed for Violin and Cello - Synthesized Realization

Two Swords Crossed - Draft PDF Score
Two Swords Crossed- Draft Cello Part
Two Swords Crossed- Draft Violin Part

Nigel Keay informs me that the premiere of my String Quartet #5 was a great success and a studio recording should be available shortly. Please email me if you'd like to hear the concert recording.

And the Iranian conductor, Keyvan Yahya, surprisingly wrote me the day after my Paris premiere to tell me that my 2nd Symphony was premiered that Thursday night in Tehran too! That was some Thursday! Maestro Yahya promises me a recording and a video of the performance.

In the works is a new sax quartet I'm writing for Brian Kauth. It's going to have lots of quartertones and be a real maelstrom of funk and crazed wind gestures. Here's a snippet of the beginning:

Sax Quartet Beginning

Posted by jeff at May 14, 2009 01:19 PM