KSU Residency, collaboration with Zakir Hussain and Kronos Quartet, and #MessiahProject17 — December 2017

By | 2018-07-16T17:33:23+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Blog|

2017 was the wildest travel year of my life — I just completed my last travels of the year a few days ago! Since January, [...]


By | 2016-09-02T17:56:26+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|News|

Hi Friends! Just a quick one to let you know that I finally caved in and have a professional page on Facebook. It's way easier [...]


By | 2015-11-17T01:05:36+00:00 November 17th, 2015|News|

Excited to have been the subject of this mini-documentary about using technology to compose for the PC rebranding campaign PC Does What https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuR4_dAZXL0


By | 2015-02-15T00:51:51+00:00 February 14th, 2015|News|

It's been an exciting 2015 so far! I am working on three pieces premiering this spring: Pasadena Master Chorale has commissioned a large, evening-length work [...]


By | 2014-12-09T07:32:12+00:00 December 9th, 2014|News|

Every time the holidays roll around, I always daydream about arranging Christmas carols. This season I finally had the chance to make it happen! Last [...]


By | 2014-11-09T23:59:46+00:00 October 10th, 2014|News|

Welcome to my newly redesigned site, www.reenaesmail.com! We're still in the process of finishing it up (though, that is the nature of websites - they [...]


By | 2014-11-10T00:00:40+00:00 July 23rd, 2014|News|

In May, I graduated from my doctoral coursework at Yale, and relocated to Los Angeles. After thirteen years on the east coast, I'm excited to [...]


By | 2014-10-09T23:31:02+00:00 June 26th, 2014|News|

I'm looking forward to writing original scores for two new films this season: RADHA is a new film by young Indian-American filmmaker, Rupeshi Shah, which [...]


By | 2014-11-10T00:04:38+00:00 February 9th, 2014|News|

So honored to be the featured composer on Marc Peloquin's piano series KeyedUp Music Project at Tenri Cultural Institute in NYC last night, and to [...]


By | 2014-10-09T23:18:34+00:00 November 24th, 2013|News|

A wonderful new recording of my String Quartet (Ragamala) is available here. The piece was recently performed and recorded by Melanie Clapies, Jessica Oddie, Ksenia [...]


By | 2014-10-09T23:15:54+00:00 August 27th, 2013|News|

Three new videos are out that feature me and/or my music! (both are available on the media page) The CULTIVATE Program (at Copland House) made [...]


By | 2014-11-10T00:09:34+00:00 August 13th, 2013|News|

Thank you to the Flux Quartet who premiered my new String Quartet at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival last week! The piece was performed [...]


By | 2014-10-09T23:13:58+00:00 August 5th, 2013|News|

Next season already promises to be exciting! Performaces in Houston and Chicago, and a full concert featuring my music in New York. And I'm also [...]


By | 2014-10-09T23:13:29+00:00 June 17th, 2013|News|

I'm excited to be writing a new piece for the Pasadena Master Chorale and my dear friend, pianist Crystal Rivette next season! The piece will [...]


By | 2014-10-09T23:11:41+00:00 April 5th, 2013|News|

There's a new recording on the site! Jhula Jhule, my new piece for violin and piano (commissioned by MuSE Ensemble in NYC) was recorded by [...]


By | 2014-10-09T23:08:34+00:00 August 1st, 2012|News|

Two premiers of my work are coming up this weekend: On August 5th, my new work तसवीर (Tasveer), for clarinet, violin, cello and piano will [...]


By | 2014-10-09T23:08:04+00:00 June 2nd, 2012|News|

I am excited to be a part of Copland House's new program for emerging composers, CULTIVATE, this August! Read the full press release here.


By | 2014-10-08T07:29:59+00:00 March 2nd, 2012|News|

This weekend is the west coast premier of my large choral work White Key by the incredible San Francisco-based vocal ensemble, Volti! An article about [...]


By | 2014-10-08T07:29:17+00:00 February 29th, 2012|News|

I am incredibly honored to have been chosen to receive the Walter Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which will involve [...]


By | 2014-10-08T07:28:32+00:00 February 3rd, 2012|News|

A short interview I did last year with the Oral History of American Music at Yale University is now available on the media page. Check [...]


By | 2014-10-08T07:25:04+00:00 September 8th, 2011|News|

Moved into my new place in New Delhi for the year, have started studying Hindustani vocal music with Gaurav Mazumdar, and played tanpura in his [...]


By | 2014-10-08T07:24:17+00:00 August 7th, 2011|News|

Heading up to Bennington, VT for a weeklong residency at Chamber Music Conference East, and the incredible Susan Botti! My new work, Silence, for chamber [...]


By | 2014-10-08T07:22:50+00:00 May 1st, 2011|News|

Aria, my piece for Hindustani vocalist and orchestra received Yale School of Music's 2011 Ezra Laderman Prize for the best composition written for voice.


By | 2014-10-08T07:21:39+00:00 April 11th, 2011|News|

I am excited to announce that I received a Fulbright grant to spend the 2011-2012 year studying Hindustani Classical music in India. More details to [...]


By | 2014-10-08T07:18:39+00:00 January 6th, 2011|News|

I was honored to be invited to be a Composition Fellow at the Chamber Music Conference East this summer! Also, the recording of Aria is [...]


By | 2014-10-08T07:17:55+00:00 December 1st, 2010|News|

My new orchestral work Aria for hindustani classical singer Meena Shivaram and the Yale Philharmonia will be premiered on December 9th, at 8PM in Sprague [...]


By | 2014-10-08T07:16:04+00:00 May 5th, 2010|News|

audio and video for the Indeterminacy and Improvisation concert is now up on the MUSI347 site -- check out Answering, my piece for dancers and [...]