Busy Week

I’ve got three conflicting events coming up the end of this week:

— Pianist Sarah Cahill will premiere my brand new work, On Reading Emerson, which she commissioned, at the Harvard Faculty Club inCambridge, Mass., on Friday morning, September 29. It’s part of the Boston Research Center’s conference “Emerson and Imagination.” Looks like you have to register for the conference to attend, though. She’ll be giving a couple more performances in the Bay Area in October; info here, but I’ll post about those later.

— Also this Friday, I’ll be on a panel with Mikel Rouse to discuss his new work The End of Cinematics, being performed afterward at Memorial Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The panel’s from 5 to 6 at the Carolina Inn.

— The Philidor Percussion Group will perform my Snake Dance No. 2 this Saturday, September 30, at 7:30 at the Watson Chamber Music Hall of the North Carolina School of the Arts. I’ll also be lecturing on Great Rhythms of the 1990s to composer Lawrence Dillon’s students earlier that afternoon.

(It kills me that I can’t hear Sarah premiere my new piece in Boston, but I’d committed to these North Carolina gigs months ago. Can’t be everywhere at once.)