Prairie Logic

  The Debussy Project will premiere this week on October 1 & 4 in Kansas City. In this video, Scott discusses the project and his piece, Prairie Logic. Watch and you’ll catch a sample of the music. The concert is presented by FuseBox New Music. Performing are Christina Webster, flute; Jessica Nance,viola; & Tabitha Steiner, harp. The event is … Continue reading

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The Music of David Stock

I first met David Stock as a freshman at Duquesne University. Ever warm and encouraging of others’ music, he permitted me to sit in on another student’s composition lesson. During that time, he showed interest in what I was writing. As he looked over one of my pieces, he commented, ” I really like the … Continue reading

The Garden of Forking Paths, for Orchestra

After five years of exclusively writing chamber music, I have dedicated this spring to composing a new work for orchestra: The Garden of Forking Paths. I sketched a plan of the whole piece back in March and have spent the past few weeks realizing it one passage at a time. While the end of the … Continue reading

10 Favorite Books

Recently, I was asked to list 10 books that have left an impression on me. Many of the writers in the list are connected through common interests and influences. Rushdie, Eco, and Calvino were all influenced by Borges and are magical realists. Some have concerned their writings with expressing moral and social issues. They have not been afraid to … Continue reading

Uqbar: Confessions Part I (of II)

I often find myself charmed by olde things. I owe the discovery of Uqbar to the conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia. Late one night, as is often the perfect time for fantastic discoveries, I happened upon an obscure, lost country while searching articles on Mirrors. (The Mirror is an ongoing artistic fascination/project of mine. … Continue reading