recording the third quince album

me and quince

Last week I did a thing (or more like the Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble did a thing): I/they recorded Prisoner of Conscience.

(Goodness, I think I was wearing the same shirt as Liz Lemon.)

Here are some photos. Enjoy!

Thanks Liz!


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Dan adjusting the mics.
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Quince recording the text in between while the others wait in the booth.
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Yes, this is a staged shot.
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I kind of miss these headphones.


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For the record, this is Carrie’s jar of peanut butter.
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They made me do it! They made me do it! (Yes, I have a cameo on this album.)

composer FAIL #101


If you guys ask for more composer FAILs, you will receive more composer FAILs.


I don’t remember what I submitted, but that’s okay: I actually have a few performances this week. (If only I could chat with my twenty-year-old self and tell her that everything will work out okay, I would…)

Austin, I am coming at you!


cadillacs for microphones: the dia


Guys, I swear I do other things than post rejection letters online and have composer cocktails to make up for it. Sometimes I have performances in which a certain Paula Deen uses every kitchen tactic to take some angels down with her.

Here are some photos from Opera MODO’s production of J.S. Bach’s Coffee Cantata along with other works (including my Krispy Kremes and Butter Queens opera) designed to go with the Detroit Institute of Art’s Coffee, Tea and Chocolate exhibition.

Photos by Bruno Vanzieleghem. With Katrina Van Maanen, Constantine Novotny, and Danielle M Wright and the major players.