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JACK STUDIO ARTIST RESIDENCY

2 October 2020

I'm pleased to announce that I have been selected to be a JACK Studio Artist for 2020-2022.

This residency includes a commission for a new work for the JACK Quartet to premiere in 2022.

"Amy Brandon, Michele Cheng, Andrés Guadarrama, Clifton Joey Guidry III, X. Lee, and Njabulo Phungula have been commissioned to create new works for JACK through two-year residencies. Each composer will receive $5,000, workshop time, mentorship from leaders in the music world, professional documentation, performances, travel costs, and professional connections. Their residencies will culminate in a public premiere of their work in New York City in 2022."

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NEW WORK FOR PERIDOT DUO

20 September 2020

I'm fulfilling a commission for vocal duo Peridot (sopranos Rose Hegele and Stephanie Lamprea)
The work is expected to premiere on 20 November.

Update: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the premiere has been postponed to 26 February 2021. 

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THOMPSON STREET OPERA COMPANY COMMISSION

27 August 2020

I'm pleased to announce that I will be writing a song cycle commissioned by Thompson Street Opera Company to premiere in December. The words of Lewis Carroll, Margaret Cavendish, James Joyce, Walt Whitman, and others will form the basis for the work.
Additional details to be confirmed.

GRACEDION, NYABUTO, AND PHUNGULA: CONVERSATIONS WITH THREE AFRICAN COMPOSERS OF BASSOON MUSIC
 

28 July 2020
 

I was interviewed by bassoonist Midori Samson for the International Double Reed Society, where
I discuss my piece Circles.

The interview may be found here, and will be available until the 17th of August.
Also interviewed were composers Grace Graciedion Bernard Oforka and Peter Nyabuto, who discuss their respective compositions for bassoon.