Guest Artist at Reinhardt
March 28 - April 2, 2016. Visiting artist at Reinhardt University speaking about music composition, world music and scoring for film. Performances of a new Olivia Kieffer arrangement of Quiet Rhythms no. 1 for mallet quartet on March 29 and selections from Quiet Rhythms performed by pianists Marcena Kinney, Diliana Slavova, and William Susman on April 2 at the Reinhardt University Contemporary Arts Festival.
Rhythm of Silence
Coming January 2016 Belarca Records releases a new album Rhythm of Silence with Japanese pianist Erika Tazawa. The album features 21st century solo piano music from Dutch composer Douwe Eisenga, Italians Francesco DiFiore and Matteo Sommacal, and Amercians Marc Mellits and William Susman.
PIANOSEQUENZA
Pianist/composer Francesco Di Fiore and video artist Valeria Di Matteo create a concert of "short stories". Filmscores by composers Francesco Di Fiore, Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, Yann Tierssn, and William Susman are paired with excerpts from their films performed on piano. The project entitled Pianosequenza premieres in Bacau, Romaina and then moves on to Middelburg, Netherlands followed by a tour through China 2015/16 and a new album released on Zefir Records and distributed by Naxos September 4, 2015
October 2014 Album of the Month at textura
Scatter My Ashes was chosen as Album of the Month at textura along with an interview that describes the album as "a genre-transcending fusion of contemporary Western classical, jazz, pop, and non-Western folk musics."
Buy the New Album SCATTER MY ASHES

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