ICF 2022 Summer Festival Features Snakeskin

Cellist Craig Hultgren will perform my piece Snakeskin (verso) for cello and live electronics on Saturday, June 4 at 3pm during the Iowa Composers Forum 2022 Summer Festival of New Music. The festival will be held at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

I wrote Snakeskin (verso) for Craig after traveling to Iowa to work with him on the piece. Along with Craig’s invaluable input, the piece owes quite a bit to the region. I worked out most of the structure while sitting on a hop-covered patio at a brewery in downtown Decorah. And the title was inspired by visits to Effigy Mounds National Monument in Harpers Ferry, Iowa and Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville, Illinois.

It’s nice to see that some of my previous Badstar collaborators, Charles Nichols and Zach Duer, also have a piece on the program.

From Adams to Zappa

Parma Recordings presents the Madison New Music Ensemble directed by Joseph Koykkar in a live-streamed online concert of contemporary music that will also feature cellist Craig Hultgren performing my piece Snakeskin (Verso) for cello and live electronics.

Friday July 23 9pm EDT

Watch on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za3D7M0zHy0

Other composers include John Adams, Joseph Koykkar, Kirstin Volness and Frank Zappa.

Snakeskin Found at Western Illinois University

Cellist Craig Hultgren will perform my piece Snakeskin (verso) for cello and live electronics tonight at 7:30 Central Time during the opening concert of the Western Illinois University New Music Festival. The festival will be streamed on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UChfAsJbg26wdJ5WUSJwitQQ and FaceBook Live: https://www.facebook.com/WesternIllinoismusic/