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April 24, 2019

I’m spending April up in the Catskills Mountains at the CATWALK Institute working on a theatrical adaptation of Beowulf. My collaborators are a diverse group of actors, musicians, and designers, with talented director Kim Kerfoot at the helm. The facilities—a small hou...

June 12, 2018

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After I returned from Hamburg in early April, I hit the ground running by rehearsing all the music for my fin...

April 13, 2018

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After my Northern Lights trip to Tromsø, I...

February 23, 2018

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After returning from a whirlwind journey to Austria and its surrounding countries this holiday season (my gir...

December 17, 2017

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It’s almost winter “break,” and I’m about to leave for a new chapter of my European adventures – exploring so...

October 26, 2017

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It’s another rainy day in Olso – it’s the end of October, and it’s really starting to feel like autumn. Seein...

September 23, 2017

       

            Oslo’s international contemporary music festival, Ultima, has recently come to a close. Ultima is a nine-day festival filled with traditional concerts, improvisations, installations, jazz, indie rock, and theater perform...

July 31, 2017

Sunday was a free day, so I used it as an opportunity to take the Seoul public subway system and see what I could of the city. The subway is amazingly clean and smooth – I never had to worry about getting wherever I needed to go quickly. The subway cars are

huge, and al...

July 15, 2017

After the Sunday night meeting at the hotel a few of us went out to explore Gangnam (yes, the namesake of Psy’s “Gangnam Style”) – it’s a sleek, Time-Square or Champs-Elyse-esque hub of expensive stores and restaurants lit up by bright vertical neon Hangeul signs. In G...