Franco Faccio’s ‘Amleto’

I’ll be playing the live accompaniment for Amleto (Hamlet), which has not been performed since 1871, under the baton of Anthony Barrese in its U.S. premiere at Baltimore Concert Opera on Oct. 2 and 5. I will also be the répétiteur for its fully-staged production with orchestra at Opera Southwest in Albuquerque, N.M – performances will be Oct. 26, 31, and Nov. 2.

further information:

Philip Gossett’s article “Faccio, Boito and Verdi” 

history of the project on Maestro Barrese’s website

monsoon mélange

New sound art, about to be published (details soon). I’ve mixed and manipulated several recordings I’ve made during Tucson’s monsoon season over the past few summers, have a listen:

Recent sounds on soundcloud

You can find audio from my recent concert “Piano, The Other Piano, and Neither Piano” on my soundcloud page:

There you can also find audio of the panel discussion I hosted regarding soundscapes and acoustic ecology on February 5, 2013.

Panel Discussion – “Soundscapes: Barometers of a Changing World”


Panel Discussion: “Soundscapes: Barometers of a Changing World” with a diverse group of artists, writers and scholars for a lively discussion, hosted by faculty artist Michael Dauphinais

Monday, February 3, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Music Room 146, UA School of Music, south east corner of Speedway and Park

Free admission, open to the public


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For more information: Dr. Michael Dauphinais,

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Dr. Michael Dauphinais will host a panel discussion, “Soundscapes: Barometers of a Changing World.” Join a diverse group of artists, writers and scholars for a lively discussion of our world’s sonic environments, the practice of listening closely to the planet’s natural and urban sounds, and the implications of our acoustic surroundings. This free-admission event will take place in Music Room 146 at the UA School of Music on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

This project has been made possible by a grant from the College of Fine Arts Fund for Excellence and the Sound Investment Fund.

Panelists include:

Alison Hawthorne Deming – poet, essayist, director of UA’s Creative Writing Department, author of many publications including “The Edges of the Civilized World: A Journey in Nature and Culture.”

Stephan Moore – composer, sound artist, vice president of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, curator of the upcoming sound art exhibition “In the Garden of Sonic Delights” at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts.

Rafe Sagarin – marine ecologist and environmental policy analyst, Biosphere2 and UA’s Institute of the Environment; uses unusual data sets from writers, naturalists, artists, and gamblers to re-assemble historical patterns of ecosystem change.

Glenn Weyant – musician, sound artist, creator of the Sonorous Desert City Project and The Anta Project, in which he used the U.S./Mexico border fence as a massive electro-acoustic instrument.

John Melillo – UA Department of English, poet, musician, and author of “Outside In: Noisescapes from Dada to Punk,” will moderate the discussion. Directly following the discussion Glenn Weyant will lead a soundwalk, an ambulatory exploration of the UA campus’s richly sonorous setting.

Note: Michael Dauphinais will also present an innovative recital that evening with composer Stephan Moore. “Piano, The Other Piano, and Neither Piano,” for keyboard and electronics, will be held in Holslclaw Hall at 7:00 p.m. For more information about this recital, visit