Category Archives: Miscellanea

Halftime

I am now halfway into my residency with the Houston Symphony and we are finally starting to see the fruits of our collective labor. The project I am perhaps most proud of is our Young Composers Mentorship Project, which got … Continue reading

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In residence with the Houston Symphony

In this day and age one should consider oneself lucky if one manages to get a continuous streamline of commissions. Even more rare though, is the possibility of working with the same group of musicians repeatedly over a number of … Continue reading

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You are still here

There are some things for which one is never truly prepared, and losing a parent is definitely one of them. December 4, 2016 carved a wound in my heart. It has now slowly started to heal, but it will leave … Continue reading

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Camera set, focus set, and…action!

There are moments in life when, all of a sudden, everything falls in place; when some of the craziest ideas seem actually possible; and when one comes to the realization that dreams may, in fact, materialize. Those brief moments of … Continue reading

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Epiphany: a sonic vision

Eight years ago, at the start of my second year at UC Berkeley, I was talking to a good friend of mine in the lobby of the International House about my desire to break the barriers that hinder contemporary classical … Continue reading

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Ojai at Berkeley 2015

Last month the 70-year-old Ojai Music Festival came to Berkeley for the fifth consecutive time, bringing with it a wealth of talent, great music, and mind-boggling performances. This year I was invited for a second time to be part of … Continue reading

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Taking a stance

I have always thought that transcendental art exists in a realm beyond time, geographical/cultural context, and politics, but a few recent events have made me put this into question, so I’ve decided to explore this topic a bit further. First, … Continue reading

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