MPG at the Gala

April 3rd, 2009

Stetson University School of Music Gala @ The News-Journal Center in Daytona Beach, FL. MPG was invited to perform on the diverse program of this showcase concert for the School of Music.  Our performance in the lobby during intermission featured our trademark shopping cart performance rig and utilized the four story atrium to reach audience members on [...]

Collective Sites (UCF)

February 26th, 2009

CMS 2009 Southern Chapter Regional Conference @ University of Central Florida. This performance was presented as a Thursday night preview to my presentation on Friday morning.  It allowed the conference attendees to experience MPG in our normal setting so that they had a better idea of what we do.  As is our usual method with [...]

discourages the kinds of

February 6th, 2009

Spring 2009 Faculty Composers Recital @ Elizabeth Hall Auditorium, Stetson University in DeLand, FL.  Featuring David Plakon on guitar. This piece is a first attempt to couple my laptop performance system with another live musician.  The electric guitar improvises using short motives that are captured by the laptop.  This sonic material is processed and looped [...]

here among

March 18th, 2008

Spring 2008 Faculty Composers Recital @ Elizabeth Hall Auditorium, Stetson University in DeLand, FL. Go-Go-Go.  Music is usually the place where I take refuge, find calm, enjoy meditation.  Not this time.  My hectic pace spills over into the sound and hurries the notes, infuses energy, excites the ear.  Must slow down.  The harmonic language fights [...]

desire for

September 25th, 2007

Fall 2007 Faculty Composers Recital @ Elizabeth Hall Auditorium, Stetson University in DeLand, FL. In the summer of 2007, I traveled to Europe with my family. Late one afternoon while resting in a Swiss hotel, the sounds of an alphorn ensemble in the distance began to echo through the alley into the window. The slow, [...]

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March 16th, 2007

Performed on the Spring 2007 Faculty Composers Recital. Held at Elizabeth Hall Auditorium, Stetson University in DeLand, FL. Since 2004, I have made a series of recordings capturing familiar water sounds and used them as inspiration for my work.  This piece musically recreates gestures that evoke the patter of a moderate rain and waves crashing upon the [...]