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SBCF Emerging Artist Award

Added on by Patrick Greene.

Happy to share the news that I've been selected as a recipient of the Saint Botolph  Club Foundation's Emerging Artist Award in Music for 2015!

The award - which consists of a generous grant, some publicity, and inclusion in a showcase later this year - goes to a handful of artists in music, literature, and visual arts each year.

I'm deeply honored to be included in those ranks, and to put this money to use in the composition of my next large project: Machine Language for Beginners.

Much, much more on that to come. :)

Looking back before moving ahead ...

Added on by Patrick Greene.

For the past decade or so, I've used a series of Moleskine Art Plus Music Notebooks to map out ideas: motivic materials, rhythmic schema, notes to myself, sketches (musical and otherwise), etc. They've become an integral part of my creative process, but they've also served as creative waypoints; I flip through them every few years to see how I've developed, where life's taken me, that sort of thing.

Now that I've crammed the last bit of material into one (a sixteenth-note G sharp on a bass clarinet, for those of you keeping score at home), I figured I'd flip through this puppy and highlight some especially memorable moments from the past couple of years.  

And so it begins ...

Left: Memorizing lines for Wax Wings Productions' THE TRAGICAL HISTORY OF DOCTOR FAUSTUS; Right: Mapping out clarinet multiphonics for CHARLES & RAY

Left: Measuring furniture in preparation for our move to Lincoln, MA in February of 2013; Right: The first harmonic sketches of STEEL SYMPHONY

Left: Notes from our "birthing class" at Mount Auburn Hospital (where our son was born a few months later); Right: Figuring out the ending to STEEL SYMPHONY

Left and Right: Mapping out an array of extended techniques utilized throughout THE TOWER

Left: While walking through the Lincoln wilderness, I stumbled upon a new "office" (to which I've returned many times since); Right: Mapping out isorhythmic material for THE TOWER (used in the "winding staircase" section

Sketching out ideas for the poster design of Wax Wings Productions' HAMLET: PRINCE OF DENMARK

Left and Right: Notes from an especially productive Fifth Floor Collective meeting at a coffee shop in Brighton---we were mapping out our first-ever collaborative composition, TRIPTYCH, about which much more information will be coming soon

Rounding out the final page---182---of this current notebook: motivic sketches for my upcoming loadbang piece, COME SOON, YOU FERAL CATS. More info on this one coming as well!

And so it begins ...

Added on by Patrick Greene.

Just a brief note: our first child, a boy, entered the world on August 22, 2013. Jude Anthony Greene is a beautiful, vivacious little miracle, and I am constantly in awe of him.

I’ve never been so proud. I’ve never been so astounded by the depths of my wife‘s strength. And I’ve never been so inspired.

Welcome, my son. I can’t wait to see where life takes you.