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City On A Hill

Can an entire arts ecosystem exist in under one roof? In one building? Usually we think of an arts scene as drawing power from a broad community reaching into different pockets of a city, something like electrical outlets that artists … Continue reading

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KC Jukebox: new music in new ways in D.C.

This month marks the beginning of my new life. With five years composing and curating for the Chicago Symphony behind me, I begin work as the newly-installed composer-in-residence at the Kennedy Center with the inaugural concert in my new series KC … Continue reading

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And So It Begins: 2015-16

Fall arrives with its shimmering mixture of nostalgia and anticipation. We look both forward and backward. Shorter days with brisk temperatures & distant wood-smoke stir up sepia-toned memories, while the exciting rollout of a new season brings out a chipper … Continue reading

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The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

What fascinates me about the story of Steve Jobs is that it exists at the intersection of creativity, technology, and human communication – and I think that can make for thrilling opera. I’ve been working at the nexus of creativity … Continue reading

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From Amber Frozen

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Liquid Interface

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Alternative Energy (II. Chicago)

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(Good) Growing Pains

            What if you looked, forever, the way you did the day you were born?   If so, I’d look like an angry red worm with a hairpiece.  We grow up.  In most cases, the same could … Continue reading

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Generation Z

An underage crowd turning out for Boulez? That’s Chicago. Few new-music series in this country (or even on this planet) are visited by tour-buses filled with high school students.  Teens rarely look up from their iSomethings, and when they do … Continue reading

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White Lies for Lomax

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