November 18, 2017
Artist Dragana Dodig Pajkovic gave me this surprise gift—her watercolor version of the cover art for Panacea, my new album for string quartet.
She was working on this picture at the closing of her solo show at Poïèsis des Arts gallery in the Marais, Thursday Nov. 16.
She asked me to help her remove the gum arabic which revealed the image of the poppies.
I was completely taken by surprise!
It is so fantastic to have a work from this esteemed artist—and as the subject, my new works for string quartet.
You can see she included the title at the bottom of the picture.
November 14, 2017
Panacea CD Release Party and Concert
Come celebrate the upcoming release of Panacea – Three String Quartet’s, with a live performance by the Marais Quartet, Misha Shmidt, Blayne Barnes, Mara Gearman and Paige Stockley.
This one-of-a-kind CD release party will be held at the beautiful Ram’s Gate Winery in Sonoma, Ca. in the open air library, thanks to the support of Caron Stapleton and Rob Phillips.
This will be a very special event.
The event is catered with wine flights and culinary pairings.
$40 includes the concert, wine and refreshments.
$125, ($200 per couple) VIP also includes two signed CDs, and an original artwork print created by the composer for this event.
VIP reservations made by November 22nd will have their names included in the CD booklet as a supporter.
Proceeds from the event cover travel costs for the quartet.
We look forward to sharing this fantastic new album, in beautiful surroundings, with you.
Sunday, April 15th, 2018
4:00PM to 6:00PM
Ram’s Gate Winery
October 17, 2017
I will be a resident composer at the Visby International Centre for Composers in Visby, Sweden for two months beginning January 2019.
I will be working on short piano works for a new album recording later that year.
October 2, 2017
I am very happy to announce that the based ArpaViva label will release the Panacea – Three String Quartet album.
The release and support was confirmed this weekend.
Los Angeles-based ArpaViva release new concert music recordings of 20th and 21st century composers, including music by John Cage and Frederick Rzewski.
Release date to be announced soon!
September 20, 2017
Original handmade prints to accompany Panacea – Three String Quartets album. (11″ X 15″), (28 X 38 cm) – available winter 2017
September 5, 2017
Premier of La Dharcza by pianist Angelo Rondello on February 4, 2017 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington.
This concert program kicked off Angelo Rondello’s tour of Europe and Japan.
August 30, 2017
I am posting a few more pictures of Armenia before returning to Paris tonight.
My one-month residency in Yerevan was so great. I met many wonderful people.
It was a perfect mix of exhibit/concert performance, with artist Constantin Rusu and cellist, Ruzan Abrahamyan.
Not to mention, travels to the north and south of the country.
To everyone in Yerevan who made this an unforgettable month.
August 17, 2017
I, along with Constatin Rusu have been invited to present our music/graphic
scores project at the Galentz museum in Yerevan, Armenia on the 18th of
August at 7pm.
Constantin and I are creating scores for piano that contain both fixed
composition with sections for free improvisation.
Galentzi St., 18 Building
(Arabkir adm. district)