Process Piece

New Music USA must have a crack team of film editors on staff because they somehow managed to find a minute of footage from our planning session in Chicago with no profanity.

In Memoriam

Thinking about Ezra Laderman today, honorary wise grandpa to all Sleeping Giants. I’m particularly partial to his Nonet of the Night, which, it seems, nobody has recorded. Get on that!

Introducing “Hand Eye”

Sleeping Giant recently flew to Chicago for a workshop with eighth blackbird on our new piece Hand Eye. While we were there, Maren Celest created a video trailer for the piece. In it, you’ll hear bits of new music by, in order, Chris, Timo (me), and Rob, as well as a stunningly articulate Timo (still […]

Snow Falling on Giants

We Giants look back on 2014 as a long, structural crescendo leading to the fortissimo that will be 2015. Two big projects will have their long-awaited premières: Hand Eye, our evening length collaborative work for eighth blackbird, and our re-imagining of Mozart’s Requiem for Albany Symphony. Almost all the Sleeping Giants released albums of their […]

The Latest Snooze

Hi! We’ve been busy, sorry for the radio silence. Histories, our first collaborative work, recently surfaced in New Orleans, where it was performed by a group of New Orleans Symphony musicians, led by the fearless trombonist Matt Wright. And, looks! We’re the proud recipients of a 2013 Music Alive Grant, which will fund a two-year […]

History, Pt. 1

Two thirds of our first collaborative piece, Histories, was premièred last week in New York. Andrew, Jacob, Chris, and Rob all contributed to this initial outing, and as a mere onlooker, I (Timo) can say that it was fantastic. Ensemble ACJW gave an energetic, committed rendition of the (sometimes very difficult) work. Ted & I […]

Getting Hammered all Month

Heads up, giant fans! The six of us are curating a radio program called Hammered! for New York’s WQXR online stream. We’ll be exploring the broadest possible definition of “keyboard music” by playing some of our own music, some of other peoples’ music, and talking at you for a short time. Check us out over […]