My choral piece Motion and Use, a setting of five verses from the Tao Te Ching, will receive its full-chorus premiere this fall. I developed the piece this past winter at the Banff Centre in collaboration with Pro Coro Canada and music director Michael Zaugg, and I'm deeply grateful that they are performing it again.
A two-week intensive led by Michael Harrison and Sophia Subbayya Vastek. Hindustani music, just intonation, and lots of bonfires.
My solo clarinet piece Eat Your Vegetables was chosen for performance at the NACUSA (National Association of Composers/USA) National Convention!
Boston's Sonic Liberation Players will be performing Koch-aine on a program about the current political climate.
Memphis' Blueshift Ensemble will be premiering my Buddha Body, a three-movement expansion of last year's Dharmakaya, commissioned by Crosstown Arts. I'm also creating arrangements for Blueshift to accompany a set by Don Lifted, who is creating visuals for the whole concert.
All of this is part of the first annual Continuum Festival at Crosstown Arts. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735452636754766/
performance of Devotion for flute, cello and piano by Forward Motion:
Jenna Page, flute
Maya Nojiri Sutherland, cello
Caitlin Foster, piano
I'll be in residence at Crosstown Arts in Memphis along with a few ICEBERG New Music composers! We'll be working with local music students, and Blueshift Ensemble will be performing our music.
I'll be in the snowy woods of Finland for a month, composing, meditating, and catching up on sleep.
Workshop for new writers and performers of music-theater, facilitated by Nautilus Music-Theater.
Performances of Russ works, to be selected
Premiere of Bark!, or The Gone Trees, And Whatever Else With Them, in Fort Greene Park.
Jonathan Russ, music
Lane Dombois, libretto
Kamala Sankaram, soprano
Eric Brenner, countertenor
Deborah Van Renterghem, soprano
Kelly Horsted, music director
Sam Helfrich, director
developed at the NYU Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program under the guidance of Randall Eng, in collaboration with American Opera Projects.