Friday, April 11, 2008


I am writing a piece for premiere on September 29, 2006, in the Yale Center for British Art. The music will be based on one of two paintings, both of which present a dialectic in vision. My piece will be a split-brained conductor piece, along the lines of Corpus Callosum. More later. May, 2006. I wrote a short piece for the Minnehaha Christian Academy Band. It is Good Neighbors, and is dedicated to Mr. Paul Isaacs. In this piece, the hymn Duke Street is presented in a simple setting with added neighbor tones. The good neighbors return to their structural base pitches; the "bad" neighbors stick on the dissonant pitch! The final verse is set with only "good" neighbors and a woodwind counterpoint that makes for a beautiful finish. I envision this piece as the partner piece, in concept, to my composition A+: A Precise Prelude and an Excellent March.

Tom Duffy appointed Acting Dean, Yale School of Music for 2005-2006. Yale Daily News article.


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