About this site
I started this website in 2005 when I decided to retire early from the School of Music at Arizona State University. After hearing performances of some of my recent works, various people had urged me to retire from teaching and compose full time, and I soon took their advice.
This site provides information about my compositions, especially those I composed after I turned 35 in 1979. Before then I experimented with a variety of 20th-century styles, but over time my youthful flirtations with changing musical fashions gave way to an enduring fascination with a few deep-rooted stylistic preferences.
Exploring these preferences has been the focus of my work ever since. The writings on this site discuss some of the stylistic preferences and approaches to composition that characterize my later works.
As my intuitive stylistic preferences emerged, I lost interest in many of my early works, and I’ve withdrawn a number the works I composed before I turned 35. Most of these withdrawn works explored stylistic possibilities or aesthetic attitudes that only briefly held my interest, so they bear little resemblance to my later works. Some of these withdrawn works are listed on this site; most are not. I’ve also omitted some short occasional pieces.
- Reviews Excerpts of reviews of some of his works
- News of recent activities and press photos
- Biography A brief biography