So, some breaking news from across the pond: I have been chosen as one of three finalists in the Dilettante Music Digital Composer-in-Residence competition. (The other two are Chiayu, a Taiwanese composer studying at Duke, and Aaron Gervais, a fellow composer/drummer from Canada.)
As part of the competition, the London Sinfonietta has recorded my submitted piece, 1986, and starting on October 20th, the polls will be open for the people (that's you!) to choose the 2010 Digital Composer-in-Residence. The polls will be closed and the winners announced on November 5th, culminating in a live performance of all of the works by the London Sinfonietta that night at Wilton’s Music Hall in London. Check out the event listing here, and keep an eye on the Dilettante blog for more information.
This morning, there was a feature on the competition on BBC3's Music Matters, which you can listen to here for the next seven days. It includes clips of all three finalist's works—all very different—as well as (earlier in the show) very interesting interviews with the Bang On A Can composers, Steve Martland, and a feature on In C.
Watch this space for more updates on interviews, podcasts, etc., as well as information on how you can vote!