The video below is from a live performance, April 18, 2013, by the Texas A&M Commerce Wind Ensemble under the direction of Phillip L. Clements. You can see/hear clips of "This World Alive" from 1:57 - 5:26.
I feel so fortunate to have all these wonderful ensembles and musicians performing my music! Here are some upcoming events: April 23, 2013 Troy University Symphony Band performs co-commissioner world premiere performance of This World Alive Troy, AL
April 29, 2013 Spring Arbor College Wind Ensemble performs co-commissioner world premiere performance of This World Alive Spring Arbor, MI
On Saturday March 16, 2013 the University of Delaware Wind Ensemble conducted by Chad R. Nicholson presents a co-commissioner world premiere performance of This World Alive. Best wishes for a great performance! University of Delaware Wind Ensemble, conducted by Chad R. Nicholson Saturday March 16, 2013 - 8:00pmMitchell Hall, University of Delaware
Several of the 27 consortium ensembles who commissioned This World Alive have scheduled premiere performances of the piece in the coming days.
- March 1, 2013 - Henderson State University Wind Ensemble conducted by Steven Knight (details here)
- March 5, 2013 - Clemson University Symphony Band conducted by Dr. Mark Spede (details here)
- March 7, 2013 - Illinois State University Symphonic Band conducted by Dr. Dan Belongia (details here)
Best wishes to these ensembles and their directors!
The new winds & film consortium piece that I have mentioned many times before is complete! The music and film are done and everything is about to be sent out to the 27 consortium members. We are thrilled with the response and support that this project has received, and we thank all of the consortium members for helping make this work possible! You can view the full list of schools and read the new program note for the piece here. In the program note I explain the inspiration for the title that we chose - This World Alive.
In the coming months, I will be providing updates here as the performances of this new piece are scheduled. After seeing the beautiful film produced by Cuyler Bryant on my little computer screen, I can't wait to experience the complete work with live film projection and wind ensemble. Stay tuned for more!
It has been a few weeks since I last posted here - things have been busy! I have been working hard on the new piece for winds and film, and the consortium has been growing! We now have a wonderful group of 22 schools signed up (see the list here)! Thank you to those supporters who are making this exciting project possible! There are still a few spots left if you or someone you know is interested.