Greetings!

Here you'll find a collection of items which document my work as a composer.

I’ve just added an entry in the
current projects section describing briefly my new piece, In the Dark. It is to be premiered tonight (11/16/15) at a homeless shelter in Cambridge and then performed several more times this week across Greater Boston at homeless shelters. I am so happy to write music for this setting, because I believe so much in the humanity (and often brilliance) of the homeless, and because this is finally a way I can do something directly for an audience very different from the usual classical or new-music audience.

I have recently established a presence on
Soundcloud, where more samples of my music can be found. I’ll embed links in my assorted samples page to newly-posted specific pieces.

A venture of special importance to me is an organization I started in 2013 to promote and encourage the use of contemplative practices in music. Aiming to be absolutely inclusive, to gather anyone who sees the importance of such practices in their musical lives, the organization is Contemplating Music: the Greater Boston Center for Contemplative Mind in Music. I am in the process of developing broader membership and seeking an institutional host, so please check out the links here: a
website devoted to it, and the blog, Contemplating Music, that I’ve maintained sporadically since the fall of 2012.

A recent addition to this site is a page linking to and describing my other sites, so you can head
over there and check them out if you’d like.

Please contact me if you happen to be an old friend, new friend, or if you have some notable reaction to what you find here.

Thanks for visiting...

JHM








last update: November 16, 2015