composer • educator

Welcome. Here are a few words to help you navigate this site. If you are looking for third person, professional bios, please navigate to the bios or curriculum vitae.

An example of an evening-length, non-stop show took place in 2016, was recorded and filmed, and the full audio, separated tracks, and program can be found here.

This 2018-19 season, I am composing and documenting my current work-in-progress, Spin, which is an evening-length work for several musicians, sound-sculptures, and vintage musical toys. The genre is a tricky one to pinpoint, but for now I call it experimental theater. Is there a word for art music, meets sculpture and visual spectacle, meets poetry and a hands-on, post-concert exploratory museum? The influences are too many to name here. There will be forthcoming blog entries posted in 2019 about this work and collaboration process. Until then, thanks very much for stopping by, and stay tuned!

– C.O'B