I may not be a first-rate composer, but I am a first-class second-rate composer. (Richard Strauss)
...lyrical, witty, spiky... (Stephen Witkowski)
The Vine Orchestra will perform and record David's five-second piece Punchline on Dec. 1 in Austin, TX, along with about 50 other very short pieces. The recordings will be uploaded to Twitter and Vine. Follow the project on Twitter: @Vine_Orchestra.
By the River has been selected for the 60x60 2012 Pacific Rim Mix.
a very small consortium premiered Nobody Expects the Tiny Cheesehead Music for two saxophones at their concert on November 8, 2013, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
ASCAP has awarded David a standard award for 2013.
Forgotten at Dawn... has been named one of three winners in the Los Angeles New Music Ensemble's Quartet competition. It will be recorded for release on Centaur records and was performed three times in Los Angeles, CA: May 29 at the Republic of Pie, June 1 at the Edendale Branch Libary, and at June 1's Classical Revolution: L.A. happy hour at the Silverlake Lounge.
Improvisation for solo viola was performed by Pamela Ryan on June 8th, 2013, at Michelle's Piano Company in Portland, OR, as part of a Seventh Species concert.
By the River was premiered March 30, 2013, at Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, CA, as part of 60x60 2012 Environmental Mix.
Ecoando do uirapuru received its U.S. premiere February 10, 2013, when Maria Carolina Cavalcanti repeated her Fifteen Minutes of Fame set at Jan Hus Church in New York, NY.
ThingNY performed Tiny Cheesehead Assemblage December 15, 2012, at Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY, as part of SPAM v. 3.0.
Maria Carolina Cavalcanti premiered Ecoando do uirapuru October 7, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as part of Fifteen Minutes of Fame.
ASCAP has awarded David a standard award for 2012.
Bruce Curlette premiered Hommage à Papasov for solo clarinet September 9 at the Jan Hus Church in New York as part of his second Fifteen Minutes of Fame set.
scattered flurries, a new work for flute, viola, and harp was premiered May 5 in La Grande, OR. Thanks to Lisa Robertson, Sydney Carlson, and Denise Fujikawa!
David contributed a few bars to the Golijov's Cakewalk project. If you're a composer with a few spare minutes and a sense of humor, maybe you should too.
Selections from Tiny Cheesehead Music were performed March 4 in Portland, OR, by Theresa Koon, Sydney Carlson, Casey Bozell, and Diane Chaplin as part of the Cascadia Composers "Contagious Inflections" concert. Video of the performance at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church is available on YouTube.
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