Erzsébet: The Opera (2011)
We Are All Mozart (2007)
Komposer Kombat (2005)
Ought-One Festival (2001)
Zonule Glaes II (1999)
Detritus of Mating (1997)
Kalvos & Damian (1995-2010)
In Bocca al Lupo (1986)
Plasm over ocean (1977)
I am a composer, author, editor, teacher, and technologist. My work engages the advancement of arts and technology from both humanist and experimental perspectives. I am available for commissions, master classes, writing & editing, teaching & presentations, seminars & performances, and music digital engraving.
My music has been commissioned more than 300 times and performed by my own ensembles and over 100 orchestras, chamber ensembles, choruses, and soloists, as well as innumerable student groups and those who have anonymously downloaded and realized scores and performance artworks. My installations have appeared in , and I have performed at venues in the . My musical scores are part of the historical Notations21 project and exhibit.
I have composed for, , and .
"Whaaaaaaaaat!?" It's My New Book!
Whaaaaaaaaat!? I Don't Get Classical Music: A Self-Help Desperation Guide is now available! Individuals, students, teachers, professors, theater or jazz enthusiasts, and anyone who might not "get" classical music: Here is the book! I was looking for a good, short introduction to Western classical music for students outside the classical realm. I couldn't find one. So I wrote it. If you have friends new to Western classical music or if you're teaching students in other areas of music who need some quick background or if you have audiences for classical music who could use some background and encouragement, then this is your book. I'm not kidding. 100 pages and 30 hours of listening!
Presentation on "The Self-Promoting Artist"
Composition Sessions, In Person or Online
You can study composition with me. Composers (or those just beginning the path) find working with me refreshing and exciting. Please look at my scores and listen to my music, and then contact me and we'll talk about your interests and challenges and dreams as a composer.
I am on SoundCloud
After much resistance -- why wouldn't folks just come here to my website? -- I decided to put selected compositions on SoundCloud. So there it is. And thank you for visiting!
Looking for the NEW edition of my "Country Stores of Vermont"?
Find it at CountryStoresOfVermont.org
Music of My Youth
As a child, Hungarian records were found in the house. When we actually got a record player, I could explore them. And here they are for your listening. By the way, there is a bucketload of other news to be reported on this page, but it's been a little busy. For now, do a quick peek at various events past & present.
Brand New Electroacoustic Recordings!
Get them here!
New Erzsébet Opera Recordings!
Beautiful Print Publications You Will Love!
Read All About Me, Me, Me!
Opera Lyrics Font
I've created a TrueType font based on 19th century opera scores. It has all the typical characters and a few more, but is missing still a few of the special characters. I'll improve it over the next few months, but if you're interested, here it is: Opera-Lyrics-Smooth. If you distribute it, please keep in mind that this version (1.65) will occasionally be updated. Click image for full-sized chart.
Build 4 U!
People have remarked for years about the imaginative character of our little New England cape, full of hand-made furniture, cabinets, closets, shelves and other interesting items. Now you can have these, too because I will build it 4 u!
Yes I am...
Getcher Bumper Sticker!
Join the nonpop "Buy Local" campaign! If you're a composer or supporter of new nonpop, you can get a bumper sticker for five bucks at CafePress, item number 80570307, or even better you can download and print it yourself. The CafePress one is only 10 inches wide, but you can use the full-size image to print a big one on 11x17 paper and trim it to standard 3.75" x 15" bumper sticker size.
Openings for Engraving and Editing
I have openings for new music engraving clients and book editing clients. Here are samples of my music engraving work, and you can find the results of some of my book editing work at the admittedly very old Transitive Empire site. Here's how to contact me.
People Have Asked...
...why I give away my music. Here is the answer.
What's in the Older News section? Stuff you can use...
...and much more back to 2000.
Photos, Books and Instruments
2017 Performances and Events
2016 Performances and Events
Essays, Papers, Presentations, Polemics, and Stuff