Thanks to my good friend and longtime collaborator Janet McKay, I’m heading to Australia this weekend to participate in the Catastrophe and Creativity Symposium at Edith Cowan University in Perth! I’m deeply fortunate that Janet, joined by members of the Decibel Ensemble and several ECU performers, will perform three of my chamber works that center on stories or portraits of adolescents in crisis at this event: DOLLAR BEERS (2006), CUTTER (2011), and BEAUTIFUL//FRAGMENT (2007).

The concert takes place Thursday, November 8 at 3:45 PM at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Auditorium. Please join us if you are in the area!