—Journey, a setting for chorus of a text by Meister Eckhart in a version by Jon Sweeney and Mark Burrows. This will be included on an upcoming recording by The Crossing.
—two works for live instrumentalist and electronic sound, supported by an Arts Fellowship from the Independence Foundation. The pieces will be premiered during the ’19-’20 season by saxophonist Matt Levy and flutist Emma Resmini.
—songs for voice and piano on texts by William Blake and Brad Aaron Modlin.
—a set of Four Sketches commissioned for the Imani Winds by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.
—the first of a pair of Walt Whitman settings for tenor and piano, commissioned by Lyric Fest for their Whitman bicentennial concerts.
—a choral setting of an excerpt from the novel “Housekeeping” by Marilynne Robinson, premiered by The Crossing.
—Two Sketches, a new work for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, commissioned by Network for New Music, in honor of Linda Reichert’s tenure as Network’s Artistic Director.
—a cycle of songs for soprano and chamber ensemble, to be performed by Collage New Music. The project is the result of a Fromm Foundation commission. Susan Stewart, whose poetry I have set in three previous pieces, has written new poems specifically for this project, to be called A Sibyl.