_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Near and Hollow (2015) for violin and two MIDI foot controllers

Commissioned by Antisocial Music

Composed for violinist Curtis Stewart

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Way In (2015) for soprano, cello and piano.

Commissioned and premiered by Antisocial Music

Studio recording by Zen Wu, soprano; John Popham, cello; Rima Fand, piano.

Based on the poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

Whoever you are: some evening take a step
out of your house, which you know so well.
Enormous space is near, your house lies where it begins,
whoever you are.
Your eyes find it hard to tear themselves
from the sloping threshold, but with your eyes
slowly, slowly, lift one black tree
up, so it stands against the sky: skinny, alone.
With that you have made the world.  The world is immense
and like a word that is still growing in the silence.
In the same moment that your will grasps it,
your eyes, feeling its subtlety, will leave it…

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dark Body (2014) for flute, violin, cello, and piano. 

Composed for and premiered by Margaret Lancaster, Esther Noh, John Popham, and Stephen Gosling

Produced by the New York Composers Circle.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Both Eyes Open (2009-work in progress) - Workshop Excerpts.  Experimental chamber opera for tenor, soprano, baritone, Marimba Lumina, and mixed ensemble. (formerly called "The Potato King")

Commissioned by New Music USA and The Jerome Foundation.  Workshop Premiere by John Duykers (tenor), Kaelan Ung (soprano), Kelvin Chan (baritone), Joel Davel (Lumina), Marja Mutru (piano) and UNLV's Nextet, under the direction of Virko Baley.  Original libretto by Philip Kan Gotanda; Melissa Weaver, director, Kwame Braun, video design.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

A Breath of Arches (2014) for string quartet and four MIDI foot controllers. 

Commissioned by Third Angle New Music as part of their 2014 Third Angle/Russell New Ideas in Music Competition.  Grand Prize Selection.

 

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Table Where We Met (2012) dance score for violin and processed string quartet samples, featuring the string quartet, Praxis.

Commissioned by Ironworks On The Edge, composed for and premiered by Esther Noh, violin.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Deep Lines (2012) for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello.  Premiered by the Glass Farm Ensemble (Margaret Lancaster, flute; Amy Advocat, clarinet; Lynn Bechtold, violin; Kirsten Jermé, cello). 

Produced by the New York Composer's Circle.

 

 

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Glass Blue Cleft (2006-2008) for string quartet
Recorded by Escher String Quartet and released on Bridge Records (9318).  Composed for Esther Noh and the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players.

  • Music Now Competition, Winner
  • Fifth Annual NY Composers Circle Competition, Winner
  • Colors Composition Competition, Finalist
  • Hanson Young Composer Competition 2010, Honorable Mention

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Glance (2009) for symphony orchestra (3,3,3,2; 4,3,3,1, 3 pc, timp, hp, strings). Composed for and premiered by the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, Timothy Long, conductor.

  • Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute and Future Classics 2012 - Honorable Mention
  • Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute and Future Classics 2010 - Runner-Up

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Twilight for Adored and Breathless Moments (2004-2005 rev. 2007) for pierrot sextet.

West Coast Premiere by Seattle Chamber Players at their Icebreaker IV Festival, curated by the New Yorker's Alex Ross. Composed for the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________