Cordelia, a mono-drama for soprano Mellissa Hughes and the Deviant Septet, with libretto by Larry Beinhart. There will be a showcase performance of 3 songs from the evening-long piece in New York City in the fall of 2017. Deviant Septet has received a New Music USA Project Grant for support of this project.
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 began work on the piece during a residency at the Bogliasco Foundation near Genoa, Italy in April and May 2017. It will be premiered at The Stone @ The New School in New York City on November 17, 2017.
Generations, for piano and computer, is being written for pianist Geoffrey Burleson, and will be premiered at multiple venues around the US in 2018.
Ex Machina – new CD from Innova was released October 28, 2016. Featuring cellist Ashley Bathgate, sax player Ted Nash and pianist Kathleen Supove. The CD release concert in New York City will be December 4, at the Cell Theater, presented by the Tribeca New Music Festival. Get the CD or download from Innova, iTunes or Amazon.