I’m very pleased to present my new work for natural horn quartet, Loud Ciphers. The piece is somewhat atypical in that it was composed, recorded, filmed, and released over the course of just a month—a rare instance of immediate gratification in the usually glacial world of commissioning new work.
The piece was commissioned and performed by the extraordinary young natural horn specialist Isaac Shieh, who I was introduced to by Nico Muhly (thanks, Nico!). The above performance seems all the more remarkable with the knowledge that it was made during the past week’s intense European heat wave.
Here’s a bit more about the piece, and you can also purchase scores and parts.