Archive for February, 2016

1Q 2016

Posted: February 23, 2016 in Press

January and February have presented new music in film and television, with Dirty Grandpa, and American Crime Story: The People V O.J. Simpson (episode 2).

February 28th, the Fulcrum Point New Music Project, with support from New Music USA, the National Endowment for the Arts, Chicago Academy of Music, and Art Works will kick off its INTRO-IT!: The Black Composer Project. Fulcrum Point Brass will perform 5 works for brass quintet:

Introit by Jonathan Bailey Holland
AC’s Turning by Trevor Weston
The Nebraska Plains by Kerwin Young
Brass Quintet by Anthony Davis
Saóko by Tania León


Wrapping up the 1Q 2016 is a commission for a new work composed for 10 cellos accompanied by dance. The work in progress, Cellét, will premiere 30th May 2016, as part of a cellofest in St. Louis, Missouri.

Reclamation, my latest orchestral suite, should be completed by the end of March. It’s just under thirty-minutes, and I’ve been working on it between other projects. To be honest, as I observe my output of orchestral works, I always question whether or not these works will be performed. Having a residency with a major orchestra, or an influential entity to champion my works is a necessity.

And oh yeah, I’m wrapping up the mastering of my long overdue Kasuf and the Mazz Muvement album. Just touching up a few edits.