I am honored to have received a 2020 Individual Artist Award from Rasmuson Foundation.
My proposed project for the Individual Artist Award was to organize concerts in remote, abandoned military structures of Alaska. These structures offer unique acoustic environments and a powerful symbol of our interaction with this place. My music both responds to those structures and subverts their purpose — it recasts a place designed to assert dominance as a place of community and creativity. If you are interested in being part of these concerts in the future, either as a performer or audience member, please visit my contact page.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the original IAA proposal unworkable for now. Instead, I will put on a premier of new work in the UAA Recital Hall in March 2022.
This premier will feature guitarist Armin Abdihodžić, violinist Andie Tanning, and saxophonist Alex LoRe. The compositions I have crafted for each explore a new musical system built on broad scales whose extra terrain provides space for nuanced cadencing and expansive melodies. For more information, visit my Listen page, check out the Kickstarter campaign for my album In Place, and read the updates.