New Developments

I began this website primarily at the urging of my friend Markus Utz. We met when he became the Director of Music at the Konstanz Munster and we have collaborated on the music written for that building by Heinrich Isaac – the Choralis Constantinus (CC) . With his ensemble cantissimo, he is one of the foremost professional choral conductors in Europe and has championed performances of my editions in media and venues over many years.

 

 

Markus is now Professor of Choral Conducting at the Zurich University of the Arts. He remains a versatile conductor, organist at the Konstanz Munster, and teacher, including a stint as Visiting Professor in the School of Music at Yale University

With the Covid-19 pandemic curtailing large vocal ensemble singing. Markus believes that smaller vocal ensembles that can rehearse and perform in responsible conditions will become more important. He has asked me to jointly work towards the publication of a CD/anthology of motets from the CC. So, for the moment, I will refrain from uploading public domain versions of anything that might be considered for inclusion in the (potential) collaboration. Anything that is not published will be added to this website.

MusikHaus redux

As I type this, the first blog in my new location, I have few hopes that anyone will read it. For those who do, thank you for visiting!

We are currently mid-Covid-19 crisis [Trump on Jan. 22, “We have it totally under control.”  Yeah.  (sarcasm intended) About that…], and mid-election year chaos.

Some time ago I joined the Facebook boycott and that included Messenger. My justifications are backed up by writers from both the left and right sides of the political bias such as The Guardian and  Forbes, I have not deleted my account (yet), but don’t visit much. Apologies to those whose birthdays and other important dates I have missed. Also great apologies for ignoring Messenger posts.

I’m not doing much anywhere on social media, unless you count LinkedIn, Academia, and my dog Loki’s Instagram page.

My energies have been here with the creation of this website. It is just a start. Not pretty or fancy yet because I wanted to make certain it functioned correctly before I announced it. If you interested in being connected hopefully we can stay in touch here rather than on those sites that exist for profit. I have grown weary of those that profit on our need to connect.

As the website becomes more fully formed, I’ll try to drop a daily blog to keep everyone informed of my doings. For now, it will more likely be weekly.