I have been exceedingly impressed by the music performed by Dan’s group. The level of musicianship, sensibility and skill is of the highest standards. As a seasoned composer, I know that in this day and age I can’t just put a score out to performers and expect them to take the time to read it and hear it in their head.
This is new music! It’s never been heard before! It’s a rare person who has the time to read a score, never mind the skill to hear music from a music score. For this reason, you’ve got to offer an audio recording at the start; you’ve got to inspire a group to invest the time to purchase, rehearse and present a new work to the public.
What Dan’s group does is beyond this basic service, more than a basic reading of the music. His is a soup-to-nuts shop: He prepares a budget, gathers the ensemble, directs and rehearses the group, records the audio, then edits and masters it to the satisfaction of the composer. Finally, he helps promote a final product to other performing ensembles. He handles every step and communicates to me, the waiting composer, until the product is done.
Each time he has completed a work for me I have been more than satisfied, more than pleased and more than amazed and impressed by the beauty of the sounds he creates. He is a gift to composers; well worth the investment to have your music presented at its best.