During the past decade I've started several projects which have resulted in a continually expanding network of amazing composers, performers, musical organizations and creative collaborators. From my own experience it seems that the high value placed on communication, personal experience, content, and commitment to long-term relationships has been the thread which has run through them all.
Ensembles

Billband

A group of all-star musicians assembled to perform the music of Bill Ryan. Founded in 2004, its players are equally comfortable in the classical, jazz, and popular worlds where the music they perform traverses.
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GVSU New Music Ensemble (2006-current)

A chamber ensemble at Grand Valley State University focusing on music composed during the last twenty years, as well as earlier landmark works. 3-6 performances on and off campus each year, an annual commissioning program, regular collaborations with dance, film, painters and other artists, three commercial recordings.
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SCCC Contemporary Music Ensemble (2000-05)

A student ensemble at Suffolk County Community College that specialized in 20th and 21st century classical music. Commissioned and premiered work by such notables as Evan Ziporyn, David Lang, and Phil Kline.
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Recordings

In C Remixed (2009-current)

An ongoing support website for the GVSU New Music Ensemble's 2009 CD release. Extensive content documenting the entire project.
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Concert Series

Free Play (2005-current)

A concert series featuring innovative performers and composers of our time, hosted by Grand Valley State University. Each concert is the culmination of a residency where the artists lead workshops, masterclasses, and guest lectures throughout the campus and community.
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Open Ears (1997-2005)

A concert series hosted by Suffolk County Community College that brought innovative performers and composers to campus. Over its eight year existence the series presented thirty concerts and won three ASCAP/Chamber Music America Adventurous Programming Awards. Featured artists included Julia Wolfe, So Percussion, Lisa Moore, Talujon, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Todd Reynolds, and Prism.
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People & Projects I Follow

Links

The Rest is Noise • Alex Ross blog
New Sounds • WNYC radio program
The Grande Dalles • Fantastic new Oregon vineyard
Rabbit Island • 91 acre forested island preserve in Lake Superior
14ers • Colorado peak information
Cabin Porn • Incredible cabins in the most beautiful locations
Karen Stokes Dance • My awesome collaborator
F150 Forum • Yes. I'm a truck guy.
New Music Box • New music web magazine
Always a Tiger • All things Detroit Tigers