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My piece In the Blue, co -commissioned by Ensemble Modern and Alarm Will Sound in 2013, will be featured on the Klangspuren International Ensemble Modern Academy, where Hans Abrahamsen and Wolfgang Mitterer will be composers-in-residence.

Full program is HERE

More info TBA.

September 2-17, 2014
Schwaz, Austria

I’ll be a composer-in-residence at the Carlsbad Festival, where the Thornton Edge Ensemble will play my piece, In the Blue.

Details coming soon!

Carlsbad Music Festival
Carlsbad, CA

The terrific Thornton Edge Ensemble (led by Don Crockett), performs Thornton Composers: The Younger Generation. The concert will feature my piece In the Blue and music by my extraordinary “younger” colleagues, Ted Hearne and Andrew Norman.

Free

Newman Recital Hall
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA USA

The Los Angeles Philharmonic premieres a newly commissioned work, conducted by John Adams.

http://www.laphil.com/tickets/next-on-grand-green-umbrella-adams-conducts-new-works/2015-05-26

Green Umbrella
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, CA

Pianist Steven Vanhauwaert will play my Wind-Up Etude, along with other etudes.

http://pianospheres.org/season_tickets/steven-vanhauwaert/

More details to come.

REDCAT
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, CA

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The Wall Street Journal features a short interview with me about my piece Clunker Concerto in an article about the American Composers Orchestra.


Sean has received commissions from the Los Angeles Philharmonic (2014-2015 season) and the New World Symphony (2013-2014 season).

Great press on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s recent performance of Little Green Pop.
LA TIMES
LA WEEKLY
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Sean is awarded a 2013 Fromm Music Foundation Commission from Harvard University to write a large-scale work for NOW Ensemble to premiere during their 10th Anniversary season.

Sean joins the faculty of the the USC Thornton School of Music as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Theory


Great reviews of August 3rd concerts at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon: Rolling Stone, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Classical Voice, San Jose Mercury News, and Santa Cruz Sentinel.

A recording of the premiere performance of Breaking Point is now available on the MUSIC page.  Program notes are also posted.  Commissioned by Present Music, the piece is scored for electric guitar, clarinet, trumpet, piano, percussion, string quartet, and bass.

I am pleased to announce that the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform my Little Green Pop on their 2013-2014 season.

There are many exciting commissions and performances I look forward to announcing in the coming months, including new works for orchestra, ensemble, and solo. Stay tuned!


Sean has received a Composers Assistance (CAP) Grant from the New Music USA in support of upcoming performances of a revised version of his junk car percussion concerto, Clunker Concerto.


New York-based Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble has received a MetLife Creative Connections Grant from New Music USA in support of my residency with them this season.

Mariel Roberts’ album, Nonextraneous Sounds, which features my piece, Teaser has been named one of the top Classical albums of 2012 by TIMEOUT Chicago, Rhapsody, and the Denver Post! It is available on iTunes and Amazon.

Nonextraneous Sounds is Q2′s ALBUM OF THE WEEK at New York’s Classical Music Radio Station WQXR! This is my 2nd album in a row that’s received this distinction! Check it out on iTunes or Amazon.

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