I’m very happy that my percussion quartet, Kinetic Attractions, has been selected for performance by McCormick Percussion Group, Robert McCormick, director, during the International New Music Festival at the University of South Florida, in Tampa, this coming April. This will be my third visit to USF, having most recently enjoyed the premiere of my solo guitar work, They Say, with Dieter Hennings in 2018.
Kinetic Attractions was premiered in 2014 at the Athens International Film and Video Festival at Ohio University by NOBROW.collective. Like a number of my works, it has an extramusical inspiration, in this case the video art of Melissa Haviland and David Colagiovanni, specifically the rhythmic smashing of fine china in their work, Music for Teacups. I’m planning to revise and edit the work before the USF performance and look forward to working with Bob and his excellent ensemble in bringing the improved version to life.