Works2003–2014

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DANCE WITH ME2014

8’, bass clarinet and percussion
  • Premiere 2/13/14, Benjamin Fingland and Matthew Gold
  • A raucous and colorful fling for bass clarinet and a compact percussion array of cymbals, gongs, and triangles.

PRESENT 22013

8’, mixed chamber ensemble
  • Premiered 3/15/13 by E-Mex Ensemble, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Showy and rhythmic, this piece was inspired by the metaphors of energy and movement from Paul Klee’s “Pedagogical Sketchbook”

REFUGE2013

3’ 20”, tenor voice and piano
  • Based on a text of Hakim Bey
  • This intense trio juxtaposes sinewy, percussive techniques with ethereal harmonies.

SPELL2012

8’ 45”, string trio
  • Premiered 10/20/12 by Miranda Cuckson (violin), Max Mendel (viola), Christopher Gross (cello); Washington Square Chamber Music Society
  • This intense trio juxtaposes sinewy, percussive techniques with ethereal harmonies.

MOTHERS2012

14’, female actor, string trio and piano
  • Premiered 4/29/12 with the composer as actor
  • A theatrical, absurdist portrait of two famous female murderers – Grendel’s Mother and Leonarda Cianciulli, the “Soap Maker of Correggio”

CHAOTIC MENAGERIE2011

65’, various pieces
  • Multiform electronics work: greenhouse sound installation, museum audio accompaniment, concert works, DIY listener installation
  • American Philosophical Society Museum commission Supported by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through the Heritage Philadelphia Program

TOMBEAU. TATTOO. TETHER.2011

14’
  • Violin with 3-D audio spatialization or stereo recorded media

VOX SANGUINARIA2006, rev. 2010

14’, female actor, string trio and piano
  • Revision premiered 9/24/10 with the composer as actor
  • Premiered 4/29/12 with the composer as actor haunting dream story told through extended vocal techniques and spare, coloristic instrumental gestures.

MY SORROW OF RARE PROPORTIONS2010

5’, cello and piano with reader
  • Premiered 3/28/10, Steven Beck, piano, Sumire Kudo, cello, Benjamin Pierce, reader
  • This elegiac miniature was inspired by the history of the Codex Torino J-, the only extant Ars Nova collection from the Levant.

PRESENT2010

6’
  • Flute, clarinet, violin, viola, 'cello, piano
  • Philadelphia Chamber Music Society premiere

THE LOST CHILD2009

50’
  • Flute, actor, percussion, live electronics, recorded sounds
  • Supported by an Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts and a Subito grant from the American Composers Forum.

CHRYSALIS2009

9’
  • Piano solo

BLOSSOM, ETHER, SINGULARITY2008

18’, 2 flutes and 2 contrabasses
  • Premiered 11/21/08, Network for New Music (commission)

ADAGIO SOSTENUTO2008

8.5’
  • Clarinet, violin, viola, 'cello, piano
  • Merkin Hall premiere for counter)induction's 10th anniversary

BAS RELIEF2007

9.5”
  • Bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano
  • Featured on counter)induction's album Group Theory (to be released spring 2012)

TERATOGRAPHY2007

7.25’
  • Bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano
  • Featured on counter)induction's album Group Theory (to be released spring 2012)

NIGHT VISION2007

7.25’
  • Violin, 'cello

VOX SANGUINARIA2006

10’
  • Actress, clarinet, violin, viola, 'cello, piano, percussion

THE OBLIGATIONS OF MEMORY2005

11’
  • Shrouded piano trio
  • Boston Conservatory “New Music Week” premiere

AKTHAR2004

13’
  • Violin, viola, cello, clarinet, piano, soprano
  • For Dora Ohrenstein

PIECES OF EIGHT/CHAPTER IX2003

9’
  • Violin and piano; Concert Artists Guild Commission
  • Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall premiere, for Asmira Woodward-Page

THE WEIGHT OF A REFLECTION 20022003

11’
  • Violin, viola, cello, clarinet, piano
  • Revised for 2003

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