We begin our TIMARA summer workshop this week and kick things off with a faculty concert with works by Peter Swendsen, Eli Stine, Francis Wilson, Eastman Presser, and Matthew Omahan. I will show Metropolitana with video of the Milan subway by Nate Pagel.
I am thrilled to announce my participation in the publication of a new book, "Composing in Choir," edited by Jody Kerchner and Katherine Strand, published by GIA Music (Spring 2016). Sonic Environments with Simple Technology details various approaches to incorporating electronic music into choral performances.
With a little blush in my cheeks, I am honored to share testamonials about my music. Please have a look at the Music page for a couple messages I received.
I am designing music for Lionel Popkin's choreography in the exquisitely designed Tongva Park in Santa Monica. Set on and around inflatable plastic yellow living room furniture nestled in the midst of Tongva Park, the dance looks, sometimes askance, at the systems of support that surround us, including people, objects and social structures. Nine dancers lean into each other, lie on top of each other, hang off of each other and bounce off the air-filled elements of a plastic family room.
Tongva Park Kicks off Third Season of Events with Tongva After Dark: Inflatable Park, a New Work by Choreographer Lionel Popkin
Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 – 8:30pm
Free and open to all
Tongva Park: 1615 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Original music performed live by Tom Lopez. Performances by Barry Brannum, Heidi Brewer, Dorothy Dubrule, Carolyn Hall, Leann Iacovetta, Samantha Mohr, Lionel Popkin, Amanda Sanchez, and Gracie Whyte. Inflatable Park is commissioned by the City of Santa Monica's Cultural Affairs Division.
I am very proud to have published an essay in The International Journal of Screendance. The Twins Paradox: bifurcation & unification was inspired by Martin Heidegger's "The Question Concerning Technology."
Oberlin College Spring Back Dance Concert includes "Sometimes a Single Leaf" with poet Esther Dischereit, dancer/choreographer Holly Handman, and a morsal of sound from yours truly - check it out tonight and tomorrow night at 8pm in Warner Main Space!