PGLRG

PGLRG performed the final concert at berkeley arts in 2016 - photo by lenny gonzalez 

HISTORY

When Matthew Sperry was taken from us in 2005, I organized a large ensemble that performed at the first annual Sperry Festival - dedicated to the memory of our dear friend who died in a tragic bicycle accident. Years have passed, and the group has played at subsequent MS festivals and other bay area performance spaces, concert series and community events. Since its incepetion, I have called up on OrcheSperry realize these compositions. I'm proud that a committed group of outstanding performers have remained motivated to show up and breathe life into this aspect of my work, which I have always regarded as an important challenge as a composer. Since the group has always been a changing roster of players, and no particular fixture has remained other than myself, it didn't seem selfish to carry on thinking of whatever new version of the group was under my creative supervision, since I have remained the principle organizer for over a decade.

In November 2019, I wrote SAINT PETERSBURG FOR PG LRG 

This work, which is part of my MAP SCORE SERIES, was the first composition for PGLRG

COMPOSITIONS FOR LARGE ENSEMBLE, performed by OS/PGLRG:

The Signal Meditation (for Myles Boisen) 2005

The Empty Room II 2005

Compound I for Matthew Sperry 2005

Compound II for Angela Davis 2006, revised 2007

02091927 for Margaret Greenlief 2007

In Between 2008

Fantasia for Percussion and Orchestra 2009

Monument for Eva Hesse for electronics and orchestra 2009

Lynched! for David Lynch 2009, revised 2010

M for Margaret Greenlief 2011

Clouds in Motion 2015

Three Trains for Orchestra 2016

INDEX for any ensemble or performer(s) 2017

SAINT PETERSBURG FOR PGLRG (premiered at the center for new music (SF) 2019