August 18, 2018
Lee conducted the final reading of his newest piece, Second Chance, at Seiji Ozawa Hall at the Tanglewood Music Center, coached by the head of conducting at Tanglewood, Stefan Asbury. The piece, for double string quartet, oboe, basoon, french horn, and trombone, was written during Lee's time at the festival.
August 14, 2018
Three pieces by Lee, Drip Study, Tourbillion, and Car Alarm Strut were premiered at a TMC concert as part of the Piece-A-Day composition project. Led by Michael Gandolfi, the project involves Tanglewood Composition Fellows writing three short pieces in three consecutive days, which are then rehearsed and performed by Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. This year composer Osvaldo Golijov was also involved in the coaching of the performers for the concert.
July 22, 2018
June 15, 2018
Lee was interviewed about his participation in the upcoming ACO Underwood New Music Readings. The ACO will read Lee's Anadyr along with works by five other composers. The interview touches on the inspiration for the piece, the name of a Cold War Russian military operation, as well as other topics relating to the readings.
April 25, 2018
The JACK Quartet along with pianist Steve Beck and drummer Russell Lacy recorded Lee's Through the Mangrove Tunnels at Duke University. The 45-minute work explores the history and Lee's personal memories of Weedon Island, a nature preserve Lee grew up exploring in Florida. Keep an eye out for the recording release!
April 22, 2018
March 29, 2018
Lee successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at Duke University, consisting of a composition, Through the Mangrove Tunnels, for string quartet, piano, and drum set, and an article, "Musical Signification in Thomas Adès's The Tempest." His committee consisted of Scott Lindroth, Stephen Jaffe, Philip Rupprecht, and Drew Massey. Through the Mangrove Tunnels will be recorded in late April by the JACK Quartet, Steve Beck, and Russell Lacy.