sift takes its title from a line in a Kay Ryan poem, in which she describes an effort as: “...the sift left of resolve strained too long.” The piece intends to represent an exhaustion, a drawing-up of energy, a struggle to accomplish something, and a final and inevitable collapse.
Daniel T. Lewis (b. 1986) is a Boston-based composer and percussionist specializing in contemporary classical chamber music and experimental improvization. He holds a M.M. in Music Composition from The Boston Conservatory (2012), where he studied with Marti Epstein and Andy Vores, and a B.S. in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University (2009), where he studied composition with Kevin J. Isaacs and percussion with David Smith. Daniel's music is performed frequently in Boston, Brooklyn, San Fransisco, and across the US, with performances by the Greenville Chamber Players, Iktus Percussion, Lorelei Ensemble, and Ludovico Ensemble, and commissions from Sound Energy, ALEA III, Boston Percussion Group, Conetube Reedwhistle, Florida Atlantic University Percussion Ensemble, KOEK, and Transient Canvas.
Daniel was a winner of the Boston Microtonal Society 2014 Call for Scores , and his music has been featured at the MA Chapter PAS Day of Percussion (2014), SICPP at NEC (2012), and at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival (2010).
Daniel currently performs with Rested Field, an experimental improv trio with Chuck Furlong, clarinets and Clifton Ingram, guitars.
Daniel is currently the Development Director of Equilibrium Concert Series, a group dedicated to the advancement of new, Boston-local classical chamber music and its performers.
Daniel is self-published by NextArts (ASCAP)