Random lists

I. Conductors under whom I've performed (chronological order)
  • Arthur Bostwick
  • Harold Bernstein
  • Ed Loomis
  • Sterling Weed
  • Verne Colburn
  • Donna Costes
  • Tom Elliott
  • Seiji Ozawa
  • Lorna Cooke deVaron
  • Arthur Fiedler
  • Colin Davis
  • Gunther Schuller
  • Claudio Abbado
  • Garth Fletcher
  • Walter Nollner
  • Michael Pratt
  • Hobart Earle
  • Donald Swinchoski
II. Cats I have owned and/or shared (chronological order)
  • Mercury
  • Posie
  • Mew-Mew
  • Spooky
  • Percy
  • 'Mokey Bear
  • Bounce
  • Yo
  • Drip
  • Bly
  • Poom
  • Sunset
  • Camden
III. Composition Teachers (chronological order)
  • Robert Ceely
  • John Heiss
  • Milton Babbitt
  • Peter Westergaard
  • Paul Lansky
  • Luciano Berio
IV. Took Composition Lessons With (chronological order)

  • Robert Ceely
  • John Heiss
  • Milton Babbitt
  • Peter Westergaard
  • Edward T. Cone
  • Paul Lansky
  • Claudio Spies
  • Luciano Berio

    V. Pizza ingredients (chronological order)
    • Water
    • Flour
    • Fleischmann's® Activated Dry Yeast
    • Salt
    • Sugar
    • Olive Oil
    • Minced Garlic
    • Grated Parmesan cheese
    • Olive Oil
    • Ragu® Pizza Quick™
    • Ragu® Pizza Sauce
    • Minced red tomatoes
    • Mozzarella cheese
    • Sharp cheddar cheese
    • Minced onions
    • Sliced green peppers
    • Marinated artichokes
    • Kielbasa (optional)
    • Pepperoni (optional)
    • Hot Italian sausage (optional)
    • Canned mushroom stems and pieces
    VI. Primavera pizza ingredients (chronological order)
    • Water
    • Flour
    • Fleischmann's® Activated Dry Yeast
    • Salt
    • Sugar
    • Olive Oil
    • Minced Garlic
    • Olive Oil
    • Minced onions
    • Sliced green peppers
    • Marinated artichokes
    • Canned mushroom stems and pieces
    • Sliced red tomatoes
    • Arugula
    • Romaine lettuce


    VII. Cars I have owned

    • 1976 VW Rabbit
    • 1986 Ford Tempo
    • 1991 Dodge Spirit
    • 1990 Mazda 626
    • 1998 Toyota Camry
    • 2002 Toyota Corolla
    • 2008 Subaru Outback Sport
    • 2010 Toyota Corolla S
    VIII. Artist Colony etc. residencies
    • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) Sept-Oct 1990
    • MacDowell Colony Nov-Dec 1990
    • Djerassi Foundation Mar-Apr 1991
    • Yaddo May-June 1991
    • Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study and Conference Center July 1991
    • *VCCA Dec 1991-Jan 1992
    • MacDowell Colony April-May 1995
    • †American Academy in Rome Sept 1995-Aug 1996
    • *VCCA Dec 1996-Jan 1997
    • Yaddo May-Jun 1997
    • MacDowell Colony Jun-July 1997
    • MacDowell Colony Jun-July 1998
    • VCCA Jan-Mar 2000
    • MacDowell Colony Mar-April 2000
    • Yaddo May-Jun 2000
    • MacDowell Colony Jun-July 2001
    • VCCA Jan-Mar 2003
    • MacDowell Colony Mar-April 2003
    • Yaddo April-May 2003
    • *VCCA Dec 2005-Jan 2006
    • MacDowell Colony Mar-April 2006
    • Bogliasco Foundation Liguria Study Center April-May 2006
    • Yaddo July-Aug 2006
    • MacDowell Colony May-Jun 2007
    • Yaddo Jun-July 2007
    • Civitella Ranieri Foundation June-Jul 2008
    • Yaddo Oct-Nov 2010
    • MacDowell Colony Dec 2010-Jan 2011
    • Camargo Foundation Jan-April 2011
    • * VCCA June 2013
    • Yaddo May-June 2014
    • MacDowell Colony Jan-Feb 2015
    • Ragdale March 2015
    • Hambidge Center May-June 2015
    * with Beff    † Rome Prize


    IX. Discarded/rejected names for pieces
    • #60 Accent (You Ate the Positive)
    • #40 Stride Goeth Before a Fall
    • #67 Gauche Busters
    • #67 Left Tenant
    • #67 Sinister Motive
    • #96 Racrosski
    X. Buttstix
    • Form precedes composition
    • Ostinatos are lazy-ass
    • Schoenberg OR Stravinsky but not both
    • Bass-treble functions are passé
    • No smiling
    • THE TRADITION
    • The performers are at fault, not you
    • Britten who?
    • No octaves
    • "Pacing" and "expression"? What do you mean?
    • No mixing genres
    • Justify this note
    • Write everything off the beat
    • Serious music is slow music
    • Orchestration is structural
    • Every new piece has unique "rules"
    • No pulse
    • No motor rhythms
    • More counterpoint is better
    • Sevenths and ninths are yummy
    • Keep all registers active
    • Improvisation is not composition
    • Saturate the chromatic
    • Vocal lines are like instrumental lines
    • Minimalism is bad
    • Barlines have no function except as a convenience
    • The worthwhile models are German
    • If amateurs like it, it's bad
    • Shun vernacular music
    • "Fast" and "slow" is a false distinction
    XI. Music written at the MacDowell Colony


    1990
    (studio) New Jersey
    Symphony #1 (II, III, IV, some of V)
    Crackling Fire (piano four hands)
    1995
    Kirby
    No Holds Barred (cello concerto, some of I)
    Mento (clarinet and piano)
    Etude #6
    Etude #7
    1997
    Omicron
    Take Jazz Chords, Make Strange (II, III)
    Rowell Come Back Now (electric violin, I-V)
    1998
    Omicron
    Rowell Come Back Now (VI-IX)
    La Roba (I)
    Etude #18
    Etude #19
    2000
    New Jersey
    Ten of a Kind (Symphony #2, I II III)
    Georgic (voice and piano)
    The Gardener (voice and quintet)
    2001
    MacDowell
    Locking Horns (horn concerto, I II III IV)
    Etude #35
    Etude #36
    2003
    Watson
    Dream Symphony (Symphony #3, I II)
    2006
    Watson
    Piano Concerto I II III
    Etude #72
    2007
    MacDowell
    Cantina II III IV
    2010
    Monday Music
    Zyg Zag

    2015 Kirby. Symphony #6 I II much of III.

    XII. Music written at Yaddo

    1991
    out in the woods
    Winged Contraption
    1997
    Pink room
    Persistent Memory II
    2000
    Woodside
    Ten of a Kind IV, I, some of III
    2003
    Woodside
    Dream Symphony III
    Etudes 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59
    2006
    Tower
    Gli Uccelli di Bogliasco
    Etude 73
    2007
    Tower
    Cantina I & all Cantina parts
    Phillis Levin Songs 1, 2, 3
    2010
    Woodside
    Preludes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Compass


    2014 Stone tower. Préludes #43 Riccio, #44 Zanzara, #45 Moscerino, #46 Alce Americano. The Mystery of Deep Candor.

    XIII. Music written at the American Academy in Rome
    • Etude #8
    • Etude #9
    • Etude #10
    • Etude #11
    • No Holds Barred II III IV V
    • Tight Fit
    • Weather Jazz
    • Sesso e Violenza
    • The Burning Woman Revisited
    • Silently A Wind Goes Over: revision of III
    • Nothing But the Wind (arr. from voice & piano)
    • Persistent Memory I
    XIV. Instruments on which I have played In C
    • iPad
    • Trombone
    XV. Pieces I sang with the NEC Chorus and Boston Symphony
    • Shifrin Chronicles (Ozawa)
    • Haydn The Seasons (Ozawa)
    • Stravinsky Persephone (Colin Davis)
    • Mahler Symphony No. 2 (Abbado)
    XVI. Unusually prominent people overlapped with at Yaddo
    • Betty Friedan (2000)
    • Carl Bernstein (2003, 2006)
    • Laurie Anderson (2014)
    XVII. Countries in which I have had sex
    • United States
    • United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland)
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
    XVIIa. Countries I have been in in which I have not had sex
    • Canada
    • Israel
    • Belgium
    • The Netherlands
    • Vatican City
    • San Marino
    XVIII.