The Electroacoustic Piano (EAPiano) is an ongoing project which supports and promotes new works for piano and electronics. Started in 2009, I have commissioned over thirty different composers and have presented EAPiano throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, and England. In addition to many universities and colleges, my work with EAPiano has been featured as a part of the SEAMUS festival (Society of Electro Acoustic Music in the United States), ICMC (International Computer Music Conference), Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in Quebec, and the Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea in Morelia, Mexico, and I have hosted two international composer competitions in collaboration with the American Composers Forum (in 2014) and the University of Toronto (in 2011). The first album in the EAPiano series was released in 2011 on the Thinking outLOUD Records label, and two additional volumes were released in 2017.
The mission of EAPiano is to demonstrate the extreme variety, innovation, creativity, and cultural relevance of modern piano music. Through commissions and collaborations – primarily with emerging composers – I strive to give a voice to new artists, by presenting and lecturing on this music worldwide. With EAPiano, I do not espouse any one aesthetic but rather aim to educate audiences on the absolute diversity of modern electroacoustic music by sharing some of the most interesting and innovative works being written today.
Additionally, EAPiano aims to educate musicians (not only pianists) about the merits of performing with electronics. Through master classes, demonstrations, and workshops, I provide helpful, easy tools to make rehearsal and performance with both live and fixed electronics natural and stress free.