updated 4/5/16 - dates for fall 2016 events coming soon!
ArtsLink Grant for residency with Omen Theater in Belgrade, Serbia. In the fall of 2016 Neil will be returning to Belgrade for two weeks to work with the Omen Theater, examining issues of political impact of new theater and new music works. The residency will include workshops with artists and performances. This will be Neil's first return to Belgrade since his Fulbright residency there in 1989-90, right before the Yugoslavian civil war.
Ex Machina – new CD from Innova due out in fall 2016. The tracks are in the final stages of post-production, featuring cellist Ashley Bathgate, sax player Ted Nash and pianist Kathleen Supové. There will be a CD release concert in New York City in late 2016.
Cordelia, a dramatic mono-drama for soprano Mellissa Hughes and the Deviant Septet. The first draft of the libretto was written during a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in September 2015, and Neil is now working on the music and revisions to the libretto. There will be a workshop performance of the opening scenes in New York City in late 2016.
Deal With The Devil, for violin, piano and computer, written for violinist Jennifer Choi and pianist Kathleen Supové. The piece examines the concept of virtuosity, including references to works by Liszt and Paganini. These two composer/performers were able to exploit their command of their instruments to such an extent that they were each rumored to have made a deal with the Devil for their superhuman performance skills Neil is scheduled to begin work on the piece in early 2017.