September 12, 2015
I was so pleased and surprised the outstanding Duo Harpverk performed my work “The Old Cellar” at their annual concert at Cafe Rosenberg on September 8th in Iceland. The Old Cellar is a fairly short minimal-esque fantasy which was specifically composed for and dedicated to Duo Harpverk — the two performers being Frank Aarnink and Katie Buckley. The score, as with all my scores, was pretty bare in terms of instructions, but DH interprets it beautifully (twice performed previously this year). I hope to work with them more in the future.
January 24, 2015
Pleased to announce the premiere of The Old Cellar, a piece written for percussion and harp – scheduled to be performed Friday, February 6 at 9:00pm UTC, Reykjavík, Iceland by Duo Harpverk. Frank Aarnink and Katie Buckley are the two members of the duo (also members of the Icelandic Symphonie Orchestra). Duo Harpverk has performed in many excellent venues, including here in the states at The Kennedy Center.
“During the Icelandic Museum Night we will play our ‘Passport’ concert. This concert has pieces from all over the world, including the 100th piece ever written for us! Come hear all world premieres by J.C. Combs (USA), Michiharu Matsunaga (Japan), David Otten (NL), Nicolas Marty (France), and Alexander Sigman (USA).” – Duo Harpverk