News and events

2022

September 21 – Premiere: Summer Stasis – McCallen Choy, piano; University of Hawai’i at Manoa

September 12 – Gig: Solo improvisation at Manoa Valley Theatre; Video recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mPj0ZjebpM

September 7 – Gig: Premiere of JunYi Chow’s Azure Encounter for shamisen and cello; University of Hawai’i at Manoa

July 8 – Gig: Solo improvisation at Manoa Valley Theatre; Video recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2bWu0leYms

June 3 – Premiere: Out (there) – Teil Buck, oboe and loop pedals; New Music Mosaic Timbre Vol. 2 album release livestream; Video of Out (there): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMKcP-otRWg; Video of entire album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-nqfkkmf3A&t=13s

April 23 – Premiere: Dancing Under Waves – Ann Duhamel, piano; University of Minnesota Morris; HFA Recital Hall; Full program here: https://annduhamel.com/prayers-for-a-feverish-planet-multi-day-musical-series-at-university-of-minnesota-morris/

March 4 – Premiere: Twice Told Tale – Tsun-Hui Hung, erhu; Yi-Chieh Jay Lai, guzheng; University of Hawai’i at Manoa spring residency concert; Orvis Auditorium

2021

December 5 – Gig/Performance: Tsuru no Koe – Dalen Wuest, shamisen and voice; Darin Miyashiro, koto; Sunrise – Dalen Wuest, shamisen; University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI

November 16 – Premiere: Sunrise – Dalen Wuest, shamisen; University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI

November 6 – Performance: Lulkanto – Keri Lee Pierson, soprano; Garrett Evans, alto saxophone; Willard Wankelman Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

June 29 – Reading session with the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra; Fading recollections (of a dream); Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, HI

April 8 – Premiere: Ripples on a Reflection – Ignace Jang, violin and Darin Miyashiro, koto; Concert broadcast live over Youtube

2020

December 10 – Performance: Arboles/Dikotomioj de lignoj/Tapestry Trees – Rachel Dunbar, mezzo-sopranos; Concert broadcast live over Zoom

December 2 – Premiere: Arboles/Dikotomioj de lignoj/Tapestry Trees – Rachel Dunbar, mezzo-sopranos; Concert broadcast live over Zoom

October 14 – Premiere: Pineapple Toccata – Jalen Baraoidon, clarinet and Yingqi Zhao, electric harpsichord; Concert broadcast live over Zoom

August 3 – Recording: Soap! (lather and rinse) – David Bohn, melodica; The COVID-19 Project Call for Scores; Listen here!

July 20 – Relocated to Honolulu, HI

June 26 – Toccata Sunrise published in ‘Creativity Quarantine Solo Flute Collection’; Available here

June 16 – Premiere: Recycled Air – Natalie Magana; Concert broadcast live on YouTube

March 27 – Recording: Toccata Sunrise  – Ginerva Petrucci, flute d’amore; Creativity Call for Scores; Listen here!

2019

October 28 – Performance: Kunmeto – Carter Vernon, bass saxophone; Carter Vernon Junior Recital; Fort Wayne, IN

July 20 – Gig: Improvising at a house show in Fort Wayne, IN

May 19 – Gig: Performing music for saxophone by Japanese composers at the Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom festival; Fort Wayne, IN; https://www.cherryblossomfw.com/

May 12 – Alive & Kicking Concert Series: Duo Rossignol performs music by Saariaho, Soper, and more; Fort Wayne, IN; event page on facebook.com

April 27 – Performance/Premiere: Lulkanto (viola version) – Mavis MacNeil, soprano and Roy MacNeil, viola; House show; Brooklyn, NY

March 8 – Performance: Kunmeto – Carter Vernon; NASA Region 5 Conference; Indianapolis, IN

February 28 – Performance/Premiere: Kunmeto – Carter Vernon, bass saxophone; PFW Music Student Convocation; Fort Wayne, IN

2018

November 4 – USA Premiere: Suite for sopranino saxophones – Farrell Vernon and Dalen Wuest, sopranino saxophones, and Hamilton Tescarello, piano; Farrell Vernon PFW Faculty Recital; Fort Wayne, IN

October 31 – Gig: Opening for Bloody Tambourine and the Musical Mafia; Fort Wayne, IN

October 12 & 13 – Gig: Improvisations with Konverjdans Contemporary Ballet Company; Fort Wayne, IN

October 8 – Presentation: Esperanto and its use in American music. Premiere: Lulkanto – Stephanie Wuest, soprano, and Dalen Wuest, alto saxophone; SAI meeting; Fort Wayne, IN

July 11 – Premiere: Suite for sopranino saxophones – Farrell Vernon and Andy Wen, sopranino saxophones, Hamilton Tescarello, piano; World Saxophone Congress; Zagreb, Croatia

March 10 – Recording: 3 Airs  – Robin Meiksins, flute; 52 weeks of flute; Listen here!

February 27 – Performance: “Debris” from Three Lola Ridge Songs – Stephanie Wuest, soprano, and Dalen Wuest, alto saxophone; IPFW Alumni Vocal Showcase; Fort Wayne, IN

2017

December – Premiere and performances (7 shows total): Marley is dead – First Presbyterian Theater; Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”; Fort Wayne, IN

December 6 – Performance: At the river: tryptic for violin – Evan Meccarello, violin; Rochester, NY

November 20 – Premiere: At the river: tryptic for violin – Evan Meccarello, violin; Rochester, NY

October 20 & 21 – Premiere and performance: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (a film score) – String Shift; Cinema Center’s Sound and Shadow Series; Fort Wayne, IN

October 9 – Presentation: Stories about songs: becoming and being a composer of vocal music; Premiere: “Altitude” and “Debris” from Three Lola Ridge Songs – Stephanie Wuest, soprano, and Dalen Wuest, alto saxophone; Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of SAI meeting; Fort Wayne, IN

October 2 – Improvisation workshop: First Presbyterian Theater; Fort Wayne, IN

March 26 – Premiere: Signals, Noises – Noise-To-Signal Ensemble; Italian Friend ArtRuckus Contemporary Music Concert Series; Fort Wayne, IN

March 4 – Premiere: December Sonata – Jenie Kechulius and Dalen Wuest, alto saxophones; NASA Region 5 Conference; Fort Wayne, IN

2016

July 16 – Premiere: Não Demoras – Chelsea Vaught, organ; First Presbyterian Church; Fort Wayne, IN

July 14 – Improvisation masterclass: Italian Friend ArtRuckus; Fort Wayne, IN

January – Premiere: The Lighthouse – Bowling Green Opera Theater; Bowling Green, OH