Kevin loves writing choral music and art-song. His first was setting a WB Yeats poem at age 17. Kevin seems unable to get over his art-song habit and hasn’t stopped since. His music tends to be somewhat theatrical, for example having written a full score to the musical “We Met In Moscow” performed by the Light Opera of Portland in 2019. In the choral realm, he recently finished a cantata called “The Wisdom of Columbia County” which will be performed by multiple high school choirs and the Columbia Chorale in Scappoose next June, and at Carnegie Hall in NYC in May of 2024.
In 2006 with his twin brother composer Keith, Kevin earned a certificate to teach Deep Listening, a practice developed by Pauline Oliveros, who “created a body of work of such breadth of vision that it profoundly affects those who experience it and eludes many who try to write about it.” – Forced Exposure. Yet it is so natural and simple and amusing, if not just plain fun, as you may see.
Kevin also writes short stories and poems and is a classical guitarist. Rumor has it he may start to dabble in software again. Scary.