I am very proud to announce the completion of a short concert band piece entitled Broken Rain Machine (2016) (audio)! It is meant as a quick and lively concert opener that initially lowers the audiences guard with repetitive rhythms and consonant harmonies before going on the attack.
"...the machine, slowly breaking down over time as the aches and groans of it's failing parts become more and more apparent. The job of creating rain and bringing life to the world has taken it's toll on the machine and the strain becomes deafening. Finally, the machine let's out a final whistle, a sigh of relief as it finally comes to rest."
Sparkle (2015) was just completed for the Lincoln School of Science & Technology Beginning Band! Check it out, live recording to be made at the end of May.
I am pleased to announce the completion of my latest work for wind band. Dorchadas (2014) is for full concert sized band based on an extensive 12 chord progression and a very short melodic phrase. I am currently working on finding an ensemble interested in premiering the work some time in Spring 2015.
It is my pleasure to announce that during my time working with the Ralston Valley High School music students during my student teaching I have completed a work specifically written for the RVHS Chamber Orchestra, Zima: The Monster That Would Not Die (2013). I hope they enjoy it, the first read is tomorrow!
I had a wonderful time at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Composition workshop. The group at the left were all of the participants of the improvisation track. I had an amazing experience meeting and working with composers ranging in age from 14-54 and as many skill levels. I would particularly like to thank Dr. Jim Mobberley, Dr. Mara Gibson, Dr. Paul Rudy, Violist Michael Hall, and the Kansas City NewEar Ensemble.
I will be attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City Composition Workshop June 14-21. At the workshop the NewEar Ensemble with special guest Chicago-based Violist Michael Hall will premiering my piece Watch Tower Syndicate (2013) for Flute, Viola, Percussion, and Piano. I will also be working with Dr. Paul Rudy in the Improvisation Track and will have opportunities to work with Dr. Jim Mobberley and Dr. Mara Gibson. I will also be giving a brief presentation on Benjamin Britten's War Requiem: Requiem Aeternam.
I am very pleased to announce that I am working on a new commission from Cellist David Bayless on a work for solo violoncello with woodwind quintet. The piece will be based upon the three famous stars of Orion's Belt (alnitak, alnilam, and mintaka) and will be a concertino in one movement type work of approximately 12' in length.
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Dr. James David
Dr. Mara Gibson
Dr. Jim Mobberley
Dr. Paul Rudy
Michael Hall, Viola
Colorado State University
Ralston Valley HS
35th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival
Bowling Green State University
Colorado Children’s Chorale
Colorado Symphony Orchestra