|NEW WORK IN PROGRESS:
I have now complete 2 movements (out of 3) of a percussion sextet with piano. These 2 movements will be premiered at PASIC in November 2013 by Michael Burritt and the Eastman Percussion Ensemble. The 3rd (middle) movement will be finished by the end of the year. The total duration of the piece will be about 25 to 28 minutes. (The sextet was commissioned by a consortium of universities and conservatories organisd by Michael Burritt.)
In August 2012 I finished 'Burritt Variations' a new piece for solo marimba - commissioned by Michael Burritt. Michael premiered the piece at PASIC the 2nd of November 2012
PROJECTS AT INITIAL STAGES:
Percussion Trio. James Beauton (firstname.lastname@example.org) and TALA RASA are looking to organise a consortium to commission a trio where each player has a mallet instrument as the main voice and non pitched instruments built around the mallet instrument into a multi percussion set up.
The following is a list of percussion projects/pieces that I would like to compose.
1_ Estudios de Frontera. I would like to add a third (middle/slower) movement to my percussion quintet. This would require a level of funding of about US $ 5,000.
2_ Concerto for percussion and symphony orchestra. This is an initiative by Michael Burritt.
3_ Piece for marimba and string quartet.
Since there are obvious logistic difficulties in touring or even performing a piece for marimba and string quartet, it does not make sense to write anything other that a very substantial piece for this combination. The duration of the piece would have to be at least 20/25 minutes.