+ working on chamber nonet, percussion quartet, experimental pop album and electroacoustic music (summer).
+ Susan Haines' dance film "a chaonte" (with my electroacoustic work
Chaonte from Winding) presented at Fuselage Dance Film Festival (Seattle), 8/18.
+ directed the Microtonal Adventures Festival
at WWU (May); included performance of Comminglings and presentations of
Maive & Viluxio (electroacoustic works); led panel discussion.
+ led performance of John Zorn's Cobra for Bellingham Chamber Musc Society (April).
+ ESCAPadES premiered and toured by Iktus Duo (flute & peercussion) (winter).
+ Comminglings (woodwind quintet) perfomed by Fifth Inversion at WWU (January).
+ new chamber & electroacoustic album "Lanes" released 12/1 on Spectropol.
+ Comminglings (woodwind quintet) premiered by Fifth Inversion at National Flute Association conference, Minneapolis.
+ "MTM (flying pianos)" (as Skiks) featured on
the CD Running on Air: More Than Machine Remixes (Obscure Perspective
+ February masterclasses at Conservatory of Strasbourg (France), Music School of Dudelange (Lux), and IMEP (Namur, Belgium).
2/10 premiere of Double Concerto for percussion, concert band &
pre-recorded sound by INVERSE Percussion Project and Musique Militaire
+ 2/3 conducted Earle Brown's Novara with Bellingham Chamber Music Society (Firehouse Performing Arts Center).
+ editing recordings for chamber music album.
+ composing wwodwind quintet for Fifth Inversion & flute/percussion work for Iktus Duo.
+ completed Double Concerto for Luxembourg premiere in Feb.
+ "Attractors" performed at Arkansas State University, 12/1.
+ woodwind quintet commissioned by Fifth Inversion.
+ "Maive" (electroacoustic) premiered at UnTwelve Microtonal Camp, 8/28.
+ Performances with "How Space Turns" exhibit -
an electroacoustic collaboration with choreographer Susan Haines,
dancers, and international sculpture artists at Western Gallery (WWU);
3/10, 4/16, 5/14.
+ electroaoustic collaboration with
installation artist Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir (Iceland) as part of "How
Space Turns" exhibit, Western Gallery.
+ Susan Haines' dance film "a chaonte" (with my electroacoustic work
Chaonte from Winding) presented at Braga International Video Dance
Festival (Portugal), Open Art Short Film Festival, Dusseldorf, and
Belligham Music Film Festival
"Four Pieces" for mixed quintet premiered by Bellingham Chamber Music
Society, 1/28, make.shift (Bellingham); recorded by BCMS in spring.
+ "Attractors" performed at Montana State University, 1/24.
+ "Four Pieces" for mixed quintet completed (for B'ham Chamber Music Society)
+ "munk punq tezilo" performed at Klub CD, 12/21 (Ljubljana)
+ full-length album "Winding" (selected ambient music from 2009-2012) released on Spectropol Records
+ recording "Night Trips" and "munk punq tezilo" in Ljubljana
+ "elegy (wc)" (acousmatic, from "Winding") presented at International Computer Music Conference, Denton, Texas (September).
accepted commission for percussion duo, concert band and electronics
for INVERSE Percussion Project and Musique Militaire Grand-Ducale du
Luxembourg for 2017.
+ "Night Trips" performed by Drumartica at the Kennedy Center (DC) and other US venues during tour.
+ working on new quintet for Bellingham Chamber Music Society (details forthcoming), as well as two electroacoustic pieces.
+ recording "Attractors" at Merkin Hall in NYC for the chamber album project.
+ "Hennecker's Ditch Fantasy" presented at SEAMUS National Conference, Virginia Tech.
+ mindmeld performance at Sound Culture Adventures Festival (WWU, Bellingham).
+ received WWU research grant for a chamber music album project (details to emerge).
+ 11/28: masterclasses with composers and percussionists at Munich Musikhochschule.
+ 11/27: lecture and performances of "Stamino-sosti", "Portals" and "Interzones" at Frankfurt Music School.
11/25: premiere of "munk punq tezilo" (clarinet, sax, accordion, piano,
percussion) by KOMPULZ at Festival Sonica (Kino Siska, Ljubljana); also
performance of "Portals" & roundtable discussion.
11/24: solo & friends concert at Metelkova in Ljubljana,
Slovenia--performed improvisations & presented "Glibs" (electronic,
video by Diego Monroy), "Hennecker's Ditch Fantasy" and "Moto" (tape),
premiere of "In Between" by Lesley Sommer, a work-in-progress for vibes
& computer, and Interzones (played by Simon Klavzar).
+ "Hennecker's Ditch Fantasy" presented at Arts NOW Series (North Carolina State University), 9/30.
+ "Hennecker's Ditch Fantasy" presented at International Computer Music Conference in Athens, Greece (9/17).
+ composed new quintet for KOMPULZ (Slovenia).
+ "Attractors" performed at New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (June).
composed "Hennecker's Ditch Fantasy" (text-sound acousmatic) based on
poetry written and spoken by Katherine Kilalea for Jude Cowan
Motangue's "The News Agents" radio program on Resonance FM (London) in
+ performance of "Attractors" at Electronic Music Midwest Invitational mini-festival, Montana State University, 2/22.
+ DRUMARTICA performances of "Night Trips" during their US tour, including Furman University (SC) and WWU.
+ ambient album "Winding" completed and mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri; release within the next year or two
+ Working on electroacoustic, ambient, and pop song projects this summer; more news later...
Premiere of "Attractors" for piano, vibraphone and electroacoustic
sound by Iktus+ members Denise Fillion and Chris Graham (NYC) at the
Chapel Performance Space in Seattle for the Washington Composers Forum TRANSPORT Series (April 25). Subsequent performance at the Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival (April 27).
+ "Night Trips" for marimba, vibes and electroaoustic sound received its premiere February 17 at Frankfurt Music University by DRUMARTICA
(formerly Slovenian Percussion Duo), who commissioned the piece, and
who will perform the work on their US tour this fall (details to come).
Additional performances in April in Slovenia (Ljubljana: Metelkova and
Trzin: Marjanca Ručigaj Hall); and at the University of Music and
Performing Arts Munich in June.
+ microtonal miniature included on 2013 UnTwelve/Vox Novus 60x60 mix; details on presentations may be forthcoming.
"ExitiX Novum" for percussion duo and electroaoustic sound (my
collaboration with Peter Saleh) was premiered April 17 at Dolan
Performance Hall (College of Saint Elizabeth, NJ) by Exit 9 members
Peter Saleh and Britton Matthews. The joint work was commissioned by a
consortium of over 20 percussionists from 12 states and 2 countries.
Mindmeld opened for Carver Audain at WWU March 10 with a set of mostly
improvised music for electric guitars and percussion; more recordings
are taking place this summer.
+ Electronic track "cadper" released on the Prehistoric Tar Pit Music compilation on the Aural Films netlabel.
+ New album of dream-fueled acousmatic tracks (Drams) released on Linear Obsessional Recordings (UK).
Six Pieces (acousmatic) presnted at the Third Practice Electroacoustic
Music Festival at the University of Richmond (Nov 2-3).
+ Night Trips (for vibes, marimba & recorded sound) for the Slovenian Percussion Duo is finished! Performance dates to be announced soon.
+ Skiks and Mindmeld tracks included on the Whatcom Weird compilation album on Spectropol (10/31/12).
(remix of Jude Cowan Montague's Giant African Snails) included on News
Week Vision (V/A & Jude C.M.) on the Three Legs Duck label.
+ Looking forward to serving as a guest composer at the University of Richmond Electroacoustic Music Festival Nov 2-3.
The B Hamilton Mindmeld group enjoyed two lengthy recording sessions
this summer from which tracks for eventual releases will be extracted.
+ Night Trips (for vibes, marimba & recorded sound) for the Slovenian Percussion Duo is near completion.
+New full-length electroacoustic album will be released on Linear Obsessional Recordings this fall.
The excellent SoundProof ensemble will be performing my miniature
'roofproof' (for violin, viola, trumpet & tape) on tour next month.
+ My miniature 'unk' will be presented at several 60x60 events over the coming year. Details.
+ Digital reissue of Resonant Edges
on PARMA records! This album of contemporary chamber music Includes my
"fly out for cake" (pno/vibe) and "Two Pastorales" (mixed quintet).
+ Another cool video by Diego Monroy for "dronedrift" from mash hits vol. 1
The B Hamilton Mindmeld group will return for more structured improv at
Make.Shift Art Space (306 Flora St) in Bellingham opening for Chris
Cochrane on June 3rd.
+ Skiks track "skree" featured on Head Full of Music Vol. 2 compilation on the the Inner Cinema label.
+ Collaboration track "fig dog 2" with Mark Hamilton included on Axe compilation on Spectropol.