I had the pleasure of being invited to the inaugural year of Longleash trio's Loretto Project. The project aims to immerse three young composers in a week for masterclasses, lessons, performances at the historic Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Kentucky. More information can be consulted on Longleash's website, and a gratuitous writeup by the Lebanon Enterprise features some of my smoking banter.

This is just a really inspiring place to be, regardless of one’s spirituality,” he said. “It’s a perfect place to write.