NEW WORK for Marimba and Organ
Commissioned by the renown duo Organized Rhythm to compose a new work for marimba and pipe organ. The duo features Grammy award-winning multi-percussionist Joseph Gramley on marimba and Clive Driskill-Smith on organ. It will be premiered on a program including Copeland and Holst at the San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center, February 19 at 3 p.m.
Film Score for GAME DAY
Very happy to have composed the score to the feature Game Day (2017) directed by my brother John Susman. The movie stars Romeo Miller, Elizabeth Alderfer, Lisa Zane and Fyvush Finkel. We recorded cellist Joan Jeanrenaud at Different Fur Studios and mixed the score at Studio Trilogy in San Francisco with recording and mixing engineer Justin Lieberman. Looking forward to the release! Watch the Trailer.
Guest Artist at Juilliard
Visiting artist at Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar July 18 - July 23. Working with students and culminating in a performance of Material Rhythms for percussion quartet and Quiet Rhythms No. 1 for mallet quartet July 23.
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.

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