Written for American Opera Projects Composers & the Voice fellowship. While working and living in Yosemite National Park during the late 19th century, the great preservationist and naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) wrote many letters to his mentor, Jeanne Carr. These letters form the basis of this song’s text. Continue reading “Dear Mrs. Carr (2015)”
Video with music for piccolo, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello, and bass. 8 mins.
Filmed from the California Zephyr Amtrak train over three days, traveling from Chicago to San Francisco. Commissioned by the New York University Contemporary Music Ensemble. Continue reading “California Zephyr (2014)”