• Posted on June 5, 2018 2:34 am

    I am very excited to have finished writing a new 12-minute work called "Sax Transcends for Saxophone Quartet and Narrator." It is like the ghost of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, returns from the dead to tell his life story, which is interspersed with the music. And a colorful life it was! Intrigue, betrayal and an assassination attempt by rival instrument manufacturers!

  • Posted on May 22, 2018 7:19 pm

    This recital featured the music of composer Doug Duea. It also included 2 pieces by Richard Chandler, Youthful Dance and Flight of Time from the set of duet sketches, DaVinci Transcending Time.  They were performed by Richard Dirlam on baritone saxophone and Richard Chandler on alto saxophone. The compositions and performance were well received by audience members. Here is a link to the two pieces as performed:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TazNIK0F9wM&t=3s&list=PLi16xHh-U6u0n7eCuHM5G1TCxfCwBjJVh&index=3  

  • Posted on January 15, 2018 9:25 pm

    Both the St. Paul and the Minneapolis performances were well received by the audiences! Of the people that I invited, 18 were able to be at the concerts! I also heard a number of very nice comments from audience members. And the orchestra, and conductor Jay Fishman, did a fabulous job with my piece and the other works on the program. A highlight for me was hearing my piece, and Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto, rehearsed and performed. Hats off also for violinist Rachel Lee Priday, who played the concerto! Program Notes for Sacred Geometry from the Sinfonia

  • Posted on September 25, 2017 2:45 am

    I am pleased to announce that my Sacred Geometry for Chamber Orchestra is to be premiered by the Minnesota Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra on January 12th and 13th, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN. This piece is one of the four that were were selected to be premiered through a granting award funded by the McKnight Foundation in cooperation with the Minnesota Sinfonia. In addition to the 2 performances by this fine professional chamber orchestra, I will be receiving a monetary award. Please consider attending the concert. Admission is free! Sacred Geometry Program Notes: This work is inspired by the architecture, visual art and music of late medieval and Renaissance times. Those cultural treasures still awe and edify us. You may hear sounds that hearken to those timeless qualities of proportion, symmetry, harmony and dancing rhythm.  “Abstract geometric architecture is composed of harmonic waves of energy, modes of relationality, melodic forms springing forth from the eternal realm of geometric proportion."     -   Robert Lawlor   from Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice