Summer “News”

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Hello all! I am writing with absolutely nothing to report. No concerts, no events, nada. Because it’s summer and everyone is on a very well deserved break! Composers don’t get breaks though – break time for performers and ensembles is the perfect time to get writing done and update websites. Here are a few little things I’ve been up to in June – July:

-I completed my Sonata for Viola and Piano for esteemed violist Michael Hall – Michael travels internationally performing new music, and solicits and premieres countless new works every year. I am joining a fantastic crew of Chicago composers who have written for him just this year alone, and I have high hopes for the piece. I will let you know when it gets performed!

-I’ve received new recordings of my music in the past month. Please take a look at my SoundCloud and take a listen to my Piano Sonata (performed by Luke Gullickson) and On the Breakwater, a choir piece on a Sandburg poem, commissioned by the Wicker Park Choral Singers.

-Did someone say Sandburg? VOX3 still has CD’s available of my Chicago Songs on Sandburg poetry, and much more newly-written art song besides. Click here for purchasing info. (Hint, it’s the disc “New Song”)

Thanks all, and enjoy the weather!



Wicker Park Sings Malmquist

In Uncategorized on June 17, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Hi everyone! I’d just like to let you know about one more upcoming concert. The Wicker Park Choral Singers commissioned a work from me for their “Locally Grown” concert of Chicago-themed music. On the Breakwater sets a Sandburg poem about our glorious lakefront.

The concert is this Saturday, the 22nd. It’s a free concert, with a free parking lot at the venue. You can read more about the concert and the choir at their website, or let them know you’re coming via Facebook. Cheers!

Malmquist in Manhattan

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2013 at 11:37 am

In under two weeks, my friends, I will be visiting New York City for the first time ever. This mild-mannered Midwesterner will soon be gaping at the sights!

The occasion is the performance of my live film score by Access Contemporary Music on their New York tour. They are taking music written by a mob of Chicagoans to the Big Apple on June 7th-8th at the Anthology Film Archives.

This will be my first time in the Big Apple, and I’ll be staying in the East Village. Give me some hints of great places to see or eat! I’m excited to compare the F Train to my daily Red Line commute.

Also, if you, too, are a Midwesterner but won’t be in New York to see the show, you can see a video of an old performance. If you will be in New York, don’t click, spoilers!