🌻 On 29 April 2022, a Benefit Concert for Ukraine titled Music for Peace will take place at the Basilica of Saint Servatius in Grimbergen, Belgium at 8:00 PM CET. This concert stars the Ukrainian soprano Valeriia Pieters and Ukrainian saxophonist Illia Vasiachkin, and featuring saxophonist Lelani Verbeke, pianist Laure Streit, and the Chamber choir Basaltes
I am happy to announce that the Italian music publishing company Aldebaran Editions has released CONCERT STUDIES CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS FOR PIANO – VOL 1, featuring my work “eriAire.” The new anthology is available from their website.
Don-Paul Kahl and Alessandro Cervino present the World Premiere recording of Night Set on their debut CD from Equilibrium! Program: Esbozos Fugaces – Kenichi Ikuno Sekiguchi Night Set – Gregory Wanamaker Go Within – Eleni Ralli Dew of the Moon – Molly Joyce For Felipe M. – Stratis Minakakis From the Skyline – Mischa Zupko Check
Don-Paul Kahl’s debut album, Go Within,features the world premiere studio recording of Night Set with pianist Alessandro Cervino, along with works by Kenichi Ikano Sekiguchi, Eleni Radi, Molly Joyce, Stratis Minakakis, and Misha Zupko. Go Within will be released physically and on all digital platforms by Equilibrium Records on September 15, 2021. Check out Don-Paul’s website to pre-order
Here is something very cool and unusual… Tatiana Cassetta and Heather Neuenschwander from Flute Specialists, Inc. perform the last movement of my Duo Sonata on Bb and Eb flutes. Tatiana contacted me a few weeks ago to see what I thought of this possibility, and I will admit that I was a bit skeptical –
Now that live performances are opening, it’s nice to see concert promotions and subsequent reviews appearing in the news, social media, and other platforms. This past year has been a tough one as COVID-19 restrictions have left all musicians (including composers) with far fewer performances and opportunities than previous years. My calendar on this website
While I don’t remember the exact date I drew those double bars, which is something I used to do before actually copying my scores into some sort of notation software, it was twenty-one years ago today that I finished composing Sonata deus sax machina for my friend and colleague, Timothy McAllister. I vaguely remember a
I am thrilled to share the news that I have received an Individual Artist Commission from The New York State Council on the Arts for a new work for The Orchestra of Northern New York. Here is the press release created by The Orchestra of Northern New York: Artist grant awarded to The Orchestra of
I had a blast talking with Jonathan Kierpse for the current episode of his podcast Sax Reel! We chatted about my background as a composer, my first music for saxophone, my latest music for saxophone, and Zippy the chipmunk! It’s available for free on many platforms. Click the image below for details!
Every year around this time, I post this movement from Laude! that I composed with my brilliant friend and collaborator Garth Bardsley, whose words remind me that there is always hope. 2020 was an especially difficult year for all of us because of the surging pandemic and the never-ending social and political unrest we see in