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2014

The CMU New Music Ensemble premiered Tiny Cheesehead Canon on a Ground on December 7, 2014, at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant.

almost winter was selected for “Fifteen Minutes of Infamy,” and was premiered by the legendary Robert Dick on January 25, 2015, at Jan Hus Church, 351 East 74th Street, New York, NY. There is a review on the Vox Novus site.

The Forever Now project has selected Caesura for its "21st century collection of artworks created to communicate to outer space." The collection was presented at the MONAFOMA Festival in Hobart, Tasmania, on January 18, 2015, with a broadcast into deep space. It was then featured as part of the "Trilogies" exhibition at The Substation, Melbourne from January 23 to March 15, 2015. There are plans to create a "golden record," inspired by the record sent on Voyager, which will be launched into space.

Los Angeles New Music Ensemble The Los Angeles New Music Ensemble's CD has been released and is available at Amazon, HB Direct, and other retailers. It includes Forgotten at Dawn... along with Luciano Berio’s O King and works by Patrick Conlon, Marc Mellits, and Marvin Lamb.

ASCAP has awarded David a standard award for 2014.

a very small consortium presented another concert of miniatures on September 27, 2014, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The program included Mysteries of the Tiny Cheesehead Music for solo percussion and the premiere of Mac and Tiny Cheesehead Music for saxophone quartet.

Redshift Music Society has posted freely available recordings of 15 ringtone pieces, each 20 seconds long, including Doppler Effect. Be the first kid on your block with these unique sounds on your phone.

Sunset, a one-note piece for piano, was selected for Juan María Solare's “One-note music” project and was premiered June 24, 2014 at the Theater of the University of Bremen, Germany.

Redshift Music Society has selected Doppler Effect as one of 15 ringtone pieces, each 20 seconds long, to be premiered in Vancouver, BC, by the Negative Zed ensemble on August 10, 2014. The concert will be streamed live to the Internet, and the pieces will be recorded and made available for free download.

By the River has been selected for the 60x60 2012 Pacific Rim Mix which will be premiered at the University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach on February 20, 2014.

2013

The @Vine_Orchestra premiered and recorded David's five-second piece Lyrical on Dec. 1 in Austin, TX, along with about 50 other very short pieces. The recordings are available on YouTube: here is Lyrical; and here is a playlist of all 52 pieces.

a very small consortium premiered Nobody Expects the Tiny Cheesehead Music for two saxophones at their concert on November 8, 2013, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

ASCAP has awarded David a standard award for 2013.

Forgotten at Dawn... has been named one of three winners in the Los Angeles New Music Ensemble's Quartet competition. It will be recorded for release on Centaur records and was performed three times in Los Angeles, CA: May 29 at the Republic of Pie, June 1 at the Edendale Branch Libary, and at June 1's Classical Revolution: L.A. happy hour at the Silverlake Lounge.

Improvisation for solo viola was performed by Pamela Ryan on June 8th, 2013, at Michelle's Piano Company in Portland, OR, as part of a Seventh Species concert.

By the River was premiered March 30, 2013, at Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, CA, as part of 60x60 2012 Environmental Mix.

Ecoando do uirapuru received its U.S. premiere February 10, 2013, when Maria Carolina Cavalcanti repeated her Fifteen Minutes of Fame set at Jan Hus Church in New York, NY.

2012

ThingNY performed Tiny Cheesehead Assemblage December 15, 2012, at Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY, as part of SPAM v. 3.0.

Beth Griffith repeated her 15 Minutes of Fame set, including Soaring, on October 14, 2012, at Jan Hus Church, New York, NY. A video of the whole set is available on the Vox Novus site.

Maria Carolina Cavalcanti premiered Ecoando do uirapuru October 7, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as part of Fifteen Minutes of Fame.

ASCAP has awarded David a standard award for 2012.

Battipalo and Liberal Media were broadcast September 23 on Kinetics Radio. Thanks to host Thomas Kotcheff for including these pieces in a terrific program!

Bruce Curlette premiered Hommage à Papasov for solo clarinet September 9 at the Jan Hus Church in New York as part of his second Fifteen Minutes of Fame set.

in the deepest silence, a variation on Satie's Vexations, was premiered September 5, 2012 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT as part of the Generous Ensemble's Cage100 Vexations Project.

scattered flurries, a new work for flute, viola, and harp was premiered May 5 in La Grande, OR. Thanks to Lisa Robertson, Sydney Carlson, and Denise Fujikawa!

David contributed a few bars to the Golijov's Cakewalk project. If you're a composer with a few spare minutes and a sense of humor, maybe you should too.

Selections from Tiny Cheesehead Music were performed March 4 in Portland, OR, by Theresa Koon, Sydney Carlson, Casey Bozell, and Diane Chaplin as part of the Cascadia Composers "Contagious Inflections" concert. Video of the performance at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church is available on YouTube.

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