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Apr
2019

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By joel

All Things Are Set Ablaze in Keene and New York City.

On 17, Apr 2019 | In Front Page, News | By joel

Those three forces of nature, otherwise known as ModernMedieval – founder Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Martha Cluver, and Eliza Bagg – did two more superb performances of their Words of Love and Wisdom program, including my badass Hildegarde piece From: All Things Are Set Ablaze, as part of the Electric Earth Concerts, Keene, NH. and then at the spectacular Fuentidueña Chapel at The Met Cloisters. And Classical Voice North America loved the program too! Click here for the review. I don’t mind “While it was certainly raucous and exciting – the trio played a tambourine, a small mallet-hit hand drum, and a triangle as they sang – the piece was far from furious. In fact, it was so much fun that Horner-Kwiatek’s final triangle ting earned a chuckle from the audience.”

17

Apr
2019

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By joel

Elastic Band @Shenendoah Conservatory

On 17, Apr 2019 | In Front Page, News | By joel

I had a great time last week at Shenandoah Conservatory in beautiful Winchester, Virginia. A *very* full visit with friends conductor Tim Robblee and composer extraordinaire Jonathan Newman and the the faculty and students. I taught composition lessons, gave a masterclass, had rehearsal, and heard my Elastic Band (Octet version) performed at the über-hip Bright Box Theater in downtown Winchester. Thank you Jonathan and Tim!

30

Mar
2019

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By joel

ModernMedieval returns with All Things Are Set Ablaze! Twice!

On 30, Mar 2019 | In Front Page, News | By joel

The stellar ModernMedieval Trio of Voices performs my badass piece All Things Are Set Ablaze, a setting of the words by that ultimate badass prophetic polymath Hildegarde von Bingen, twice in the coming week: April 7th on the Electric Earth Concerts Sunday April 7, 2019 (4:00 PM at Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene, NH), and then on April 13that the Met Cloisters at 1 pm. My piece is part of their Words of Love and Wisdom program and also includes works by Hildegard, Caroline Shaw, Caleb Burnhans, Daniel Thomas Davis, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwaitek.

30

Mar
2019

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By joel

Elastic Band, & Joel, come to Shenandoah Conservatory!

On 30, Mar 2019 | In Front Page, News | By joel

Dr. Timothy J. Robblee will conduct the Edge Ensemble performing the octet version of Elastic Band along with works by Thomas Albert, Natalie Draper, Joel Puckett, and, Erik Irgens. During my short residency I’ll be giving a masterclass and teaching some of the talented Shenandoah Conservatory composition students. April 4 @ 8:00 pm,Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601 

02

Oct
2018

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By joel

World Premiere of “Johansen” for solo cello! Oct. 7, 2018, 5 pm.

On 02, Oct 2018 | In Front Page, News | By joel

I’m happy to report that my solo string piece Johansen, commissioned for the 2018 Johansen International String Competition will receive its World Premiere by cellist Michel Balas this Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the Church of the Annunciation in Washington D.C. on the Roth Concert Series.

Performers include: Julian Rhee – first-prize violinist; Beatrice Chen – first-prize violist; Michał Balas – first-prize cellist; Krzysztof Michalski – first-prize cellist; Frank Conlon – collaborative pianist. Judges: Chee-Yun, Timothy Deighton, Peter Stumpf

3810 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Sunday, October 7th 2018
Washington, D.C. 20016.
For further information please call 202-441-7678.

17

Jul
2018

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By joel

Elastic Band CD submitted to the GRAMMYs!

On 17, Jul 2018 | In Front Page, News | By joel

I’m very pleased that the Acis album be•spoke has been submitted to the GRAMMYs for consideration. There is so much great work by Elena Ruehr, Julian Wachner, Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, Marcus Thompson, the New Orchestra of Washington, Kevin Bourassa, and others on the CD.

30

Oct
2017

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By joel

I’ve received a 2018 Arts and Humanities Fellowship from the DC Arts Commission!

On 30, Oct 2017 | In Front Page, News | By joel

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been selected by the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities for an 2018 Arts and Humanities Fellowship (AHFP) for my upcoming projects! I’d like to thank Arthur Espinoza, Jr., Executive Director of the CAH, their hard working staff and panel for their support. Onwards and upwards!

28

Sep
2016

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By joel

The Strad chimes in on my “fierce little viola piece!”

On 28, Sep 2016 | In Front Page, News | By joel

I am thrilled that violist extraordinaire Andrew Gonzalez (and pianist Ji, Yekwon Sunwoo) has received this positively glowing review in this October’s The Strad Magazine for his Bargemusic recital this past July. Bruce Hodges also had kind things to say about my “fierce little viola piece” When the World Disintegrates Before Your Eyes as well. Mark Peskanov, Bargemusic Artistic & Executive Director is doing great things there! Want to read the complete review? Want to peruse the score? Click here!

07

Oct
2015

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By joel

Elastic Band – in the recording studio!

On 07, Oct 2015 | In Front Page, News | By joel

Sunday night, fresh off a terrific pair of performances of Elastic Band at Georgetown’s Gonda Theatre and AMP/Strathmore, the New Orchestra of Washington, conducted by Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, hit Omega Studios with producer Geoffrey Silver of Acis Productions at the helm. Great session, can’t wait to hear the final product! (photo: Christian Amonson)

29

Sep
2015

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By joel

Elastic Band, for chamber orchestra, premieres!

On 29, Sep 2015 | In Front Page, News | By joel

New Orchestra of Washington (NoW) and Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez will open their 4th season with Fusion, featuring the world premiere of Elastic Band for chamber orchestra (commissioned by NoW).  Two performances and an open rehearsal:
NoW will be recording Elastic Band for the Acis label.