New Website Stuff
Lots of new stuff up on my website, especially in the “Works and Audio” section! Check it out!
Check out an excerpt from my new work Monochrome Variations for cello and live electronics performed by Craig Hultgren on October 31st, 2012 at Southeastern Louisiana University.
Duo Fujin Composition Competition
I am happy to announce that my new work “Still Life With Wave” for flute and alto saxophone was selected as one of the winners in Duo Fujin’s 2012 Weekend Composition Competition (duofujin.com/wp/?page_id=200). Duo Fujin (Misty Theisen, flute and Marc Ballard, saxophone) is an impressive group based out of the southeast and is making incredible…
Interruptions III for saxophone and digital audio
Richard Schwartz performs Interruptions III for saxophone and digital audio at the April 24th Southeastern Composers Concert: 04 Interruptions III (mp3)
Tracers! With the upcoming North American Saxophone Alliance Conference coming up this weekend, I have saxophones on my mind! A few years back I wrote a piece for saxophone quartet with piano and electronics based on the spectral content of ring-modulated multiphonics! Doesn’t that sound cool? It needs to be performed! Help me shop this…
Forging ahead with new music!
New pieces are in the works! I have been asked to compose a new work for cello and live electronics for cellist Craig Hultgren in anticipation of his guest visit Southeastern Louisiana University in the fall. I have also been asked to write a duo for violin and horn for violinist Jubal Fulks, and I…
Two New November Performances
The beginning of November brings about two exciting performances, one here in Hammond, Louisiana and the other in Berlin, Germany: On Wednesday, November 2nd, the Southeastern Louisiana University Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Alissa Rowe, will perform my work Ghost for SSAATTBB chorus at the First United Methodist Church in Hammond, LA. On Saturday, November…
Interruptions II Performance in Denver, CO
I had the pleasure of performing my solo piano work Interruptions II at the Rocky Mountain College Music Society Regional Conference in Denver, Colorado on March 26th at the Ramada Denver Midtown. The conference was hosted by Joice Gibson and David Montano and was a wonderful success! Interruptions IIpage1
My new work Pendula for amplified trombone makes its world premiere this month at a string of festivals in the Netherlands called Cross-Linx. Trombonist Benjamin Lanz commissioned the work for these performances: 2/17 – 20/11 – Pendula for amplified trombone [WORLD PREMIERE] – Cross-Linx Festival, Utrecht/Eindhoven/Groningen/Rotterdam, Netherlands, Benjamin Lanz – trombone more info at: The…
Hammond, La – My new base of operations
My wife Kari Besharse and I have the pleasure of teaching courses at Southeastern Louisiana University. We moved here from Champaign, Illinois back in August and hit the ground running. For more information on the courses I am teaching, visit the new “Courses” page here.