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Though I mostly listen, from time to time I have a few words to say. Here you will find news, reflections, musings, bits of inspiration, and (maybe) even an occasional poem.

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September 7, 2017

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February 18, 2016

This is a continuation of Part 1.

As anyone reading could probably guess, I speak quite passionately about art. Though this has always been the case, this is especially true now because of where I am as a composer, both musically, and, more broadly speaking, in life.


February 9, 2016

(Header image: Painting (Peinture) by Joan Miró. More information on the header image can be found on the Guggenheim website.)

I love reading Maria Popova’s writings. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that Brain Pickings, her “one-woman labor of love — a subjec...

January 22, 2016

Today is the day when Henri Dutilleux would have turned 100.

For me, there are no words to properly account for his influence. My thinking, my music, and my sense of standards have all been incalculably improved since Alex Freeman first introduced me to Dutilleux’s work...

December 22, 2015

If you don’t yet know about Vsauce, allow me to share the YouTube channel’s brilliant, one-sentence description: “Our World is Amazing.”

Having watched just about every episode, I honestly could not think of a more apt description for a channel that so passionately expl...

December 22, 2014

This isn’t exactly new (2008), but it most certainly is something I come back to (or stumble upon, as the case may be this time) from time to time because it is just that good. Zander speaks so incredibly passionately and articulately that I simply can’t help but get c...

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