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Concert and Electronic Works

Selected Works

Scores and parts are available from Composers Edition

Or contact composer

Opera and Dance

The New Frontier: Scenes from the Atomic Age (In Progress for 2020) PLAY YOU TUBE

New Music Theater for soprano and ensemble

Libretto by Jill Freeman, Vocal stylings by Stacey Fraser

Soprano, tenor sax, trumpet, piano, bass, vibraphone/marimba, percussion

(Trio versions of some songs for soprano with piano, vibes and bass)

60 minutes

New Irish Project (In Progress 2020)

A Collaboration with Jane Rigler

Electroacoustic 

30 minutes

A Thousand Ships: A Vision of Helen of Troy (In Progress for 2021)

A multimedia opera

for Soprano, speakers, electronics and chamber orchestra

1111/2110/Piano/Harp/Percussion/2 Vln, Vla, Vc, Db

Libretto by Jill Freeman and Jack Van Zandt

Additional texts by Homer, Sara Teasdale, Rupert Brooke, WB Yeats, HD, Shakespeare, Chaucer, Sappho, Euripides, and others.

ca. 45 minutes

Orchestra

Tangled Hierarchy: A Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (In progress for 2020)

For Nadia Shpachenko

Piano solo, 3333/4331/Harp/Perc/Strings and electronics

A second version for piano with electronics

30 minutes

Nosferatu (2018) PLAY YOU TUBE

Score for a 10 minute segment from the silent film Nosferatu of 1922 directed by F. W. Murnau, to be performed live with the film.

For the Vineyard Touring Opera Company

2222/2110/Harp/Percussion/Strings

10 minutes

From th' Ethereal Skie (2004, Revised 2015) PLAY YOU TUBE

An Imaginary Ballet after Milton’s Paradise Lost

Eve and the Serpent dance in Paradise

3333/4331/Harp/Perc/Strings

13 minutes

 

Cinque Canti for Clarinet and Orchestra (2005)

Solo Clarinet playing Bb, Bb Bass and Eb Clarinets

1111/1110/Harp/Perc/Stings

18 minutes

 

La Nuit Étoilée (The Starry Night) (2003)

Nocturne après van Gogh for Piano, Harp and String Orchestra

14 minutes

 

Time's Ocean (2002-3) PLAY SOUNDCLOUD

For Large Wind, Brass and Percussion Orchestra and Recorded Digital Sounds

12 minutes

 

… my way is in the sand flowing …

Requiem in Memory of my Mother

For Chorus and Orchestra (1995-2016)

Text is a poem by Samuel Beckett and selected portions of the Latin mass.

28 minutes

8-Part Mixed Chorus with soloists;

Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, Cor Anglais, 2 Clarinets in Bb, Bass Clarinet in Bb, 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon, 4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in Bb (3 dbls. Piccolo Trumpet), 3 Trombones, Tuba, 6 Percussionists, 2 Harps, Piano/Celeste/Organ, Strings

 

High School Band and Orchestra

 

Vanishing Point (2019)

Combined wind ensemble and string orchestra

Commissioned for Pasadena High School by Copland House under the auspices of their What's the Score?  education program,  with funds provided by Elaine and Michael Diamond.

5 1/2 minutes

Choral

 

On the Shores of Eternity (2004)

Three Poems for Chorus (SATBarB)

I: Mandakini; II. The Secret Journey; III. The Stream of Life

Text by R. Tagore,

24 minutes

Vocal

A Chaos of Light and Motion (2019) PLAY YOU TUBE

Four songs for soprano (or tenor) and ensemble, with poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Flute, viola, harp, piano, celeste, vibraphone, marimba, chimes, percussion.

1. A Chaos of Light and Motion; 2. The Painted Veil; 3. Weave the Dance on the Floor of the Breeze

4. The Atmosphere of Human Thought.

24 minutes

Score and parts available from Composers Edition

 

The Painted Veil (2018)

For bass baritone and electronics

Text by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Commissioned by Nicholas Isherwood

8 minutes

Score and stereo electronic track wave file available from Composers Edition

Apples and Time Crack in October (2015)

Four songs for soprano and piano

Poems by Jill Freeman

14 Minutes

Score available from Composers Edition

 

A Rain of Tears: Songs from the Age of Melancholy (2014)

For high voice and guitar, lute or harp

I.  My Galley (Thomas Wyatt) ; II. Leave me, O love (Philip Sydney)

12 minutes

El Oro de los Tigres (1982, revised 2005) PLAY YOU TUBE

Six songs for Soprano, Clarinet, Harp and Cello

Text by Jorge Luis Borges

9 minutes

 

Canonic Studies on Japanese Haiku (1989, revised 2011)

Soprano and Three Clarinets

8 minutes

 

A Dance Beyond Death (2003)

Soprano with:

Version A: Computer Processed Digital Sounds

Version B: 2 Pianos, Harp, Celeste, Tuned Percussion (4 Players: Xylorimba, 2 Vibraphones, 2 Glockenspiels, Crotales), Double bass (pizz only)

Text by Tagore

12 minutes

 

Living the Infinite (2003)

Soprano and Computer Processed Digital Sounds

Text by Tagore

13 Minutes

Understanding (2003)

Soprano, Electronic Cello and Computer Processed Digital Sounds

Text by Tagore

8 minutes

 

The Stars Look On (2003)

Aria for Soprano with:

Version A: Computer Processed Sounds. Version B: Chamber Orchestra

Text by Tagore

8 minutes

 

The Messenger (2003)

Computer Processed Soprano and Digital Sounds

Text by Tagore

13 minutes

 

Chamber Ensemble

Piano Quintet (In progress for 2021)

For Nadia Shpachenko and the Villiers Quartet

Piano and string quartet

25 minutes

Harp Quartet (2020)

For LA Harptette

4 harps

15 minutes

Ceól na hÉireann (2018-19)

For Cynthia Fogg and Tom Flaherty

Viola and cello

I. Foggy's Reel; II. The Ballad of Béal na Bláth; III. St. Brendan's Hornpipe; IV. Immigrant's (Appalachian) Hymn; V. Tomás Ó Flaithbheartaigh's Jig. 

18 minutes

Arebati (2017)

For the Cal Poly Pomona Keyboard Ensemble

2 Toy Pianos, Celeste, 2 Pianos, Marimba/Vibraphone and Electronics

9 minutes

Immigrant's (Appalachian) Hymn (2017) PLAY YOU TUBE

For Cynthia Fogg and Tom Flaherty

Viola and Cello

Versions for 2 violas, 2 violins, violin and viola, 2 cellos

4 minutes

Trans (2016) PLAY SOUNDCLOUD

Piano Trio

8 minutes

 

Stirrings Still (2006-2016)  PLAY YOU TUBE

In memory of Peter Maxwell Davies

Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Vibraphone, Piano, Violin/Viola, Cello

18 minutes

Regular Division of the Plane (2013)  PLAY YOU TUBE

Six geometric designs for two pianos after Escher

27 Minutes

 

The 12-Tone Chaconne (2005)  PLAY YOU TUBE

Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone and Double Bass

14 minutes

 

Dioskouroi (1979, revised 2005)

For String Duo

Versions for 2 Cellos, 2 Violins, 2 Violas,

Viola and Cello, Violin and Viola, Violin and Cello

10 minutes

 

Fractal for String Trio (1977, revised 2005)

Violin, Viola, Cello

17 minutes

Score and parts available from Composers Edition

 

Strange Loops for String Quartet (2004-5)  PLAY YOU TUBE

I. Semezen; II. The Hollow Men; III. Chant

28 minutes

 

The Floating World (2004)  PLAY YOU TUBE

Flute, Harp and Viola

I. Dance; II. Ritual; III. Meditation; IV. Trance

25 minutes

 

Lessness (2002, revised 2005)

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Piano,

With live electronics and pre-recorded digital sounds

35 minutes

 

Jam Session (2001)

A Concerto for Jazz Ensemble

Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxes, Trumpet in Bb, Tuba, Piano, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Marimba, Double Bass (Pizz.)

15 minutes

 

Solo Instruments

 

Stile Antico for solo violin (2020) 

I. Prelude; II. Canon;  III. Fugue; IV. Chaconne.

15 minutes

Become Motion: Five Etudes for Solo Oboe (2018)

For Nick Daniel 

I. Bird; II. Taking a Line for a Walk;  III. Chaconne; IV. Togaku; V. Train.

21 minutes

Ukiyo-e: Four pictures from Japan (2018)

For solo cello

I. Carp leap in a waterfall; II. A sleeping tiger dreams in the light of the moon; III. Butterflies ride the summer breeze; IV. A bird soars over distant mountains.

Commissioned by Maksim Velichkin

14 minutes

Chromantic Preludes for Piano 4-Hands (2018)  PLAY YOU TUBE

1. A Major; 2. F Minor; 3. Db Major; 4. Ab Minor; 5. B Major

12 minutes

Painted Night: Three Nocturnes for Piano (2017) PLAY SOUNDCLOUD

After paintings by Hopper, Whistler and Van Gogh

12 Minutes

Sí an Bhrú (2016) PLAY SOUNDCLOUD

For solo piano, pre-recorded sounds and projected images

Commissioned by Nadia Shpachenko for her "Poetry of Places" CD

Recorded at Skywalker Sound for Reference Recordings and available from AMAZON 

11 minutes

Score and electronic and click tracks available from Composers Edition

Become Motion: Five Etudes for Solo Flute (2015) PLAY SOUNDCLOUD

I. Bird; II. Taking a Line for a Walk;  III. Chaconne; IV. Togaku; V. Train.

21 minutes

Score available from Composers Edition

. . . the rest is silence. . . (2015) PLAY SOUNDCLOUD

For solo piano

Microtuned electronic and equal temperament acoustic piano versions

8 minutes

 

Stoicheia: Five Etudes for Solo Viola (2012-13)  PLAY YOU TUBE

For Alma Fernandez

18 Minutes

Score available from Composers Edition

 

Painted Night: Three Nocturnes for Harp (2012)  PLAY YOU TUBE

After paintings by Hopper, Whistler and Van Gogh

12 Minutes

 

Eight Pieces for Harp (2011)

35 Minutes

 

Become Motion: Five Etudes for Solo Alto Saxophone (2010-11)

I. Bird II. Taking a Line for a Walk  III. Chaconne IV. Togaku V. Trane

21 Minutes

 

Ballade for Piano (1982, rev 2002)  PLAY YOU TUBE

8 Minutes

 

The Labyrinth of Solitude for Solo Cello (2000)  PLAY YOU TUBE

19 minutes

 

Toccata for Piano (2000)  PLAY YOU TUBE

5 minutes

 

Musical Drama/Dance

 

On the Shores of Eternity (2003)

Multimedia Dance Opera, Text by Tagore

for Computer Processed Soprano Soloist, Mixed Chorus,

Synthesizers and Digital Sounds,

Computer Processed Digital Projections;

2 Solo Dancers and Corps de Ballet. ca. 2 hours

 

Electroacoustic and Digital

 

The Blue Rider (2010-13) PLAY YOU TUBE

Computer processed synthesizers, percussion, voices and digital video projections

Texts by Trakl, George, Kandinsky, Schoenberg, Klee and others.

40 Minutes

 

Kosmos Ekpyrosis (2009)  PLAY YOU TUBE

Computer Processed Digital Sounds

66 Minutes

 

Aurora (2009) PLAY YOU TUBE

Computer Processed Digital Sounds

180 Minutes

 

One Small Step (2009) PLAY YOU TUBE

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of first moonwalk, July 20, 1969

Computer processed speeches, TV broadcasts and Capcom between the Earth and Moon

7 ½ minutes

 

The Cloud of Unknowing (2006-8)  PLAY YOU TUBE

In Memory of Ligeti

Computer Processed Acoustic and Electronic Instruments

12 Minutes

 

Tir Na nOg (2004-5)  PLAY YOU TUBE

Computer Processed Digital Sounds

In Memory of My Father

11 minutes

 

First Light (2003)  PLAY YOU TUBE

Computer Processed Digital Sounds

17 minutes 

 

On the Shores of Eternity (2003)  PLAY YOU TUBE

Computer Processed Digital Sounds

13 minutes

 

Time's Ocean (2002-3)  PLAY YOU TUBE

Computer Processed Digital Sounds

12 minutes

Event Horizon (2002) PLAY YOU TUBE

Computer Processed Digital Sounds

4 1/2 minutes

Starfield (2002) PLAY YOU TUBE

Computer Processed Digital Sounds

5 1/2 minutes

 

 

Vortices (2002) PLAY YOU TUBE

Computer Processed Digital Sounds

6 minutes

Alien Atmospheres (2002) PLAY YOU TUBE

Computer Processed Digital Sounds

4 1/2 minutes

Heliakos Elleipsis (2002)  PLAY YOU TUBE

In Memory of Xenakis

Computer Processed Synthesizer

5 minutes

 

Bean sí (The Banshee) (2002) PLAY YOU TUBE

Computer Processed electronic sounds

2 minutes

 

The Lost Ones (2001)  PLAY YOU TUBE

After the prose work by Samuel Beckett

Computer Processed Yamaha EX5 Synthesizer

17 minutes

 

The Kepler Series

Mysterium Cosmographicum (2004)  PLAY YOU TUBE

Kepler Series Part 1

Computer Processed Digital Aural Projection

60 minutes

 

Somnium (2007-8)  PLAY YOU TUBE

Kepler Series Part 2

Computer Processed Digital Aural Projection

60 Minutes

 

Harmonice Mundi (2006)  PLAY YOU TUBE

Kepler Series Part 3

Computer Processed Digital Aural Projection

60 Minutes

Photo by Elisa Ferrari