Works / Sounds


Timberbrit (2008/2010) [50']
Instrumentation: female voice (Britney), male voice (Justin), guitar, keyboard, bass, drumset, electronics

Orchestra / String Orchestra

Sanctus (2015) [12']
part of Sleeping Giant's rewrite of Mozart's requiem
Instrumentation: Orchestra and SATB choir
Written for and commissioned by the Albany Symphony Orchestra, with funding from New Music USA

Stabat Mater Dolorosa (2009) [29']
Instrumentation: 4 Amplified Voices, String Orchestra, Electric Organ


Air I and Air II (2016) [18' total]
Instrumentation: percussion quartet
Written for Mobius Percussion
Funded by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program

Ripple the Sky (2016) [16']
Text by Greg Alan Brownderville
Instrumentation: voice and string octet
Written for Theo Bleckmann and the LA Phil New Music Group; commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

Cast (2015) [12']
part of Hand Eye, a Sleeping Giant collaboration
Written for Eighth Blackbird; commissioned by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art and Carnegie Hall
Instrumentation: Fl, Cl, Vln, Vc, Pno, Perc
Recording below from Eighth Blackbird's Hand Eye release on Cedille Records


Sunday Calls (2015) [8']
Text by Chard deNiord
Instrumentation: Voice, Fl, Ob, Cl, Alto Sax, Baritone Sax, Bsn, Hn, Tpt, Tbn, Per, Pno, String Quintet
Written for Theo Bleckmann and the Dogs of Desire; commissioned by the Albany Symphony Orchestra with funding from New Music USA
Pasturing I
and Pasturing II (2014) [28' total]
Instrumentation: Guitar and Percussion/Drums
Written for and commissioned by The Living Earth Show
text by Zach Savich

Serenade (2013) [10']
text by Zach Savich
Instrumentation: Fl, Ob, Cl, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bsn, Hn, Tpt, Tbn, Drumset, Synth, Sop 1, Sop 2, String Quintet
Written for the Dogs of Desire, commissioned by Alison Michelle Bolton

Agitated, stumbling, like an endless run-on sentence (2011) [6']
Part of Histories, a Sleeping Giant collaboration
Instrumentation: Kl, Bsn, Tpt, Tbn, Perc, Vln, DB
Written for Ensemble ACJW; commissioned by Carnegie Hall

bad black bottom kind (2011) [17']
Instrumentation: String Quartet (amplified + processed)
Written for the Calder Quartet

Axes (2010) [10']
Instrumentation: Electric Guitar Quartet
Written for Dither

Cello Octet (2010) [14']

Stabat Mater Dolorosa (quartet version) (2009) [29']
Instrumentation: 2 Amplified Voices and Amplified String Quartet
Arranged for the JACK Quartet

[Untitled] (2007) [14’]
Written for NOW Ensemble
Instrumentation: 5 Instruments, variable
Recording excerpt performed by Jennifer Chen, Sara Phillips, James Moore, Joseph Magar, and Ryan Vigil

For Time To Pour (2006) [6']
Instrumentation: Voice, Vibraphone, Cello
Text by Yuka Igarashi

Postlude (2006) [3']
Instrumentation: Voice and Cello
Written for Jody Redhage

Solo (and solo with electronic track / laptop)

Ley Line (2016) [10']
Instrumentation: solo cello
Written for Ashley Bathgate; commissioned by Ashley Bathgate with support from the Metropolis Ensemble, New Music USA, Rodney McDaniel, Carol Whitcomb, Hermine Drener & Jan Winkler.

Silver Threads cycle (2011-13)
Written for Mellissa Hughes
Instrumentation: Voice and Electronic Track

        Silver Threads (2011) [7'] - Text attributed to Basho
        Fame (2012) [6'30''] - Original text by Kristin Kelly
        Antique Windfall (2012) [8'30''] - Original text by Zach Savich
Wefted Histories
(2013) [7'] - Original text by Tarfia Faizullah
        Unspun (2012) [9' 30''] - Original text by Dora Malech
        Jar (2012) [6'] - Original text by Greg Alan Brownderville
Stream the title track from the Nonesuch Records release (2014) below


   La Plus Que Plus Que Lente
(2013) [15']
   Written for Kathleen Supové
   Instrumentation: Piano with Laptop (1 performer)

Arches (2012) [10']
Written for and commissioned by Jacques Lee Wood
Instrumentation: Cello with Laptop (1 performer)
Stream performance by Ashley Bathgate below

Clifton Gates
(2011) [9']
Written for Timo Andres
Instrumentation: Piano with Laptop (1 performer)
Stream demo version below on Vimeo


Alter ad Alterum (2011) [14'](2012) [10']
Written for Nathan Koci
Instrumentation: Accordion with Laptop (1 performer

Not Just Another Piece for Solo Bass Drum (2005) [8']
I: Yelp
II: Night Music (a little)
III: Etude No. I
Written for Jonathan Shapiro


Triptych (program note):

I. Commencer une autre mort (2010) [5' 45'']
Stream below on Vimeo

II. Black or White (2012) [6' 15'']

III. Alla stagion dei fior (2012) [11' 45'']








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