Author Archives: pescamusic

Stay tuned: updates underway!

Dear visitors: my apologies for the out-of-date information on this website!
2016 has been a massively productive and stimulating year so far—for starters, I finished my doctorate at Eastman and began work at the University of Chicago. On top of that, it has been jam-packed with travel, performances, and many other activities.
It will take me much work to bring this website fully up-to-date. In the meantime, please visit the Schedule page to get a sense of some of my recent and upcoming activities!

Recent premieres and performances

I was very pleased by the recent premieres of the following works: Chaconne for string trio & harpsichord (2015). Premiered October 4, 2015 by Tigran Vardanyan, violin; Melissa Matson, viola; and Ahrim Kim, cello. I played the harpsichord. First Muse Chamber Music (Rochester, NY) Interlude for guitar, & The Windhover for soprano, alto flute, guitar, and vibraphone (both 2015).Continue Reading

New recording from Spain

I’m pleased to share this recording of Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann‘s beautiful Cinco bagatelas opacas y translucidas, recorded live at the VIPA Festiavl in Valencia, Spain this summer with one of my favorite collaborators, violinist Hanna Hurwitz!

YouTube videos from The Ritsos Project

Aristea Mellos has just posted footage of the four commissioned works for this past summer’s Ritsos Project, including my Moonlit Dances. Watch them below!

Recordings from Greece this summer

Aristea Mellos, the energetic force behind the Ritsos Project, has just made a lovely playlist of the four new works written for this past summer’s festival. My suite Moonlit Dances is on the playlist, as are spellbinding works by Aristea herself, David Clay Mettens, and Zach Sheets. Please take a listen!

Works from this year posted on SoundCloud

The past few days, I’ve posted recordings of some of my recent works: Doing and Being, for piano and ensemble… …excerpts from the two movements of my trio for flute, viola, and bassoon… …and the “Bear Dance” from my suite Moonlit Dances. Please have a listen, and enjoy!

Video from this summer’s Eastman BroadBand tour

I’m thrilled by this video of Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez‘s wonderful piece Luciérnagas from the soundSCAPE festival this summer. Here, I am performing with the Eastman BroadBand and conductor Tim Weiss. Beautifully produced by Tina Tallon. Check it out!

2015 schedule updates

Dear friends, thank you for visiting! Please visit my schedule page to find out what I’ve been up to this year. It’s been a very busy one so far! I’ve had the chance to travel a tremendous amount and make music with wonderful people. I’ve also had the chance to see many new pieces ofContinue Reading

Thank you for visiting!

Dear friends, Thank you for visiting my new website, designed by Monica Yother! I am grateful for her beautiful work. As you can see, I am still organizing content to post here. In the meantime, I hope you will visit my soundcloud page as well to hear some samples of my music and my playing.Continue Reading