05.22.10New Recordings Posted in Listen

Two new excerpts have been posted. Both are from Palindromic One: Number 31, a work based on the artwork of Jackson Pollock that served as my dissertation composition for Brandeis University.

12.15.07Commission from Boston Musica Viva!

Derek was recently commissioned by Boston Musica Viva to write a piece for February 2009, for their annual Family Concert. It will be a setting of a yet-to-be-determined story for the standard Pierrot ensemble plus percussion with the addition of narrator and Marimba Magic, a 6-person youth percussion ensemble.

09.15.07Commission from Composer, Inc. in San Francisco, CA

The Bay Area new music group requested a trio of any three instruments for their 2008-2009 season.