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Feedback Episode 47  – a weekly, livestreamed series of conversations between Yarn / Wire and guests. I had the pleasure of talking with my friends Laura Barger (Y / W pianist), Russell Greenberg (Y / W percussionist), and Joseph Di Ponio (composer) on Episode 47.

Yarn / Wire Episode 47

The Versipel New Music Collective performs Quintet at the 2018 Southern Sonic Festival at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans (May 11, 2018) – Alfonso Noriega – viola, Laura Patterson – flute, Elise Butler-Pinkham – cello, Shane Courville – trumpet, Brittany Piatz – percussion. Quintet is an animated score collaboration with visual artist Cristina Molina and was commissioned by Versipel New Music and the Southern Sonic Festival.

Aaron Hynds performs Pendula for amplified bass trombone at the 2019 University of Nebraska – Kearney New Music Festival (March 9th, 2019)

William Lang performs Pendula for amplified trombone at the Lillypad, Boston, MA on May 11th, 2018

Quartetto Obrigado performance of Sunburst Carousel at the Music Teachers National Association Distinguished Composer of the Year session in Orlando, Florida


Musician Solange Knowles attended Versipel New Music’s September 17th performance at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans and shared this short clip of the ensemble performing Mauro Saleri’s Grammatiche della superficie (that’s me conducting). [On a side note, that clip has garnered over 133,000 views since first being posted.]

A live performance of Liminal Bridges by Hypercube from March 30th, 2017 at Acadia University – Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

A live performance of Glass Abattoir by Lineage Percussion at the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

A live performance of Fast Flies Meanwhile the Irreparable Hour by Yumi Suehiro from April 21st, 2016 at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, New York

A short excerpt of Liminal Bridges rehearsed by Hypercube for the 2016 Queens New Music Festival, New York

A live performance of The Witch On Bear Mountain by Iktus Duo during a January 2015 Versipel New Music performance at Cafe Istanbul in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Rube-Goldberg Variations performed by the Lautes Quartet

A live performance of my tuba-euphonium quartet “Rube-Goldberg Variations” performed by the Lautes Quartet in May 2015 at Louisiana State University

Cuticle – a dance work choreography by Brandon Shaw – choreographed to my work Monochrome Variations II for Simplified Violin.

A live performance of my percussion quartet “Duet for Quartet” performed by Christian Angueira, Logan Bell, Wade Jenkins, and Colin Walker on 2/14/2014 during the CMS Conference held at the University of Tennessee


 Christa Van Alstine (bass clarinet) and Michael McCurdy (percussion) performing “fireflies were making decodable signals” during the Versipel New Music Guest Artist Concert at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans on October 9th, 2014

Cinema For The Ears

LSU’s Digital Media Center had their inaugural concert of multi-channel sound art on April 7th, 2014. My work Void Chapel was included on the program!


The poster for the February Yarn/Wire concert at Southeastern Louisiana University was designed by Jennifer and Brian Hanson. Their work is always so captivating!

A live performance of Hard Eight for Rob Voisey – Fifteen Minutes of Fame. This is a collection of one-minute works for graphic notation performed on December 8th, 2013 at the Jan Hus Church in New York City by musicians Istvan Peter B’Racz, Bill Beckett, Brendan Randall-Myers, and Nate Trier. My work FOURXTWO appears at 3:38.

A studio performance of “Glass Abattoir” for three speaking percussionists by Ensemble 64.8  (Chris Lennard Matt Roberts
Kaylee Bonatakis) at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks – KSUA Take Out Session

Jennifer and Brian Hanson designed this wonderful poster for the October 31st Craig Hultgren Cello Concert that took place at Southeastern Louisiana University and featured the world premiere of Monochrome Variations for cello and Max/MSP.

 A video of the world premiere of composer Kari Besharse’s (my wife) laptop ensemble piece entitled Electric Monster and the Invasion of the Incredible BSO’s. (I play one of the “Bouncing Spherical Objects”).

The Southeastern Composers Concert was held in Pottle Recital Hall on 4/24/12 and featured works by (among others) myself, Kari Besharse, Stephen Suber, Greg Robin, and Brian Hanson

Rich Schwartz (right) and myself rehearsing Embers for alto saxophone and piano by Kari Besharse composed for 2011 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 6 Conference in Jacksonville, FL

Benjamin Lanz performs Pendula for amplified trombone at the Cross-Linx Festival in February 2011 in the Netherlands

A performance of Susan Parenti’s Hullaballoo 2 at the School for Designing a Society House Performance in December 2009, Urbana, IL

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