Month: November 2014

The Madding Crowd (from A Story Within A Story)

The Madding Crowd from A Story Within A Story (2011-2013) Video by Carrie Mae Weems Music and Sound Design by Gregory Wanamaker The Madding Crowd superimposes spoken quotations and dialogue about civil rights from civil rights figures from (mostly) the early to mid 1960s over Carrie’s powerful montage of video images from the Civil Rights Movement of …

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Throwback Thursday (Happy Birthday, Mr. Sax!)

In honor of the 200th Birthday of Adolphe Sax (and Throwback Thursday), here is an excerpt of my first work with saxophone. Cyclic Movements was composed in 1995 at the request of Patrick Meighan while I was a graduate student at Florida State University. This recording of the second movement is from the premiere performance, which …

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