Works & Samples

Electronic/Mixed Media/Installation | Large Ensemble | Chamber & Solo | Film

Electronic/Mixed Media/Installation Work

Air Carved by Light 2014
for interactive color, light and sound for James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany
duration: installation / concert length item
(Magazine Article)

Night Song 2015
for cello with video projection and 5.1 surround sound
duration: 9 minutes

Narrative and Incremental Change 2017
for violin and live electronics
duration: 10 minutes

Cocktail Music 2016
for “four hands prepared piano/percussion” and multi-channel electronic installation
commissioned by Da Camera Houston for the Menil Collection’s Precarious Exhibit
duration: +30 minutes (pre-concert installation)

In Observance of Dusk 2016
for voice, violin, cello, drone and electronics
duration: 25 minutes

Anticipation 2015
for electronics and mezzo-soprano written for Abigail Fischer
duration: 7 minutes

7 Poems/Cadavre Exquis Jeu 2013
for 4.1 channel surround sound, performance art, percussion, live poetry and photography
duration: 12 minutes

Book of Poems: The Lyric End 2008
Collaboration with poet Jenn Nunes. A hybrid work of visual art, sheet music, poetry and book art
(sound excerpt)

Large Ensemble Music

Submarinul Iertat (Forgiven Submarine) 2018
written in collaboration and after the poem of Ruxandra Cesereanu and Andrei Codrescu
for large orchestra
Duration: 10 minutes

Intersections 2017
for nonet of traditional Chinese instruments
Commissioned by Little Giant Chamber Orchestra (Taipei, Taiwan)

No. 11 (Re) – for Rothko Chapel 2015
for string orchestra or string quintet with drone
Commission by Da Camera:Houston for Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Rothko Chapel
Duration: ca. 10 minutes

Kafka Parable: The Tower/Pit of Babel 2014
for chorus and string orchestra
Duration: 10 minutes

Portrait 2007
for string orchestra
Duration: 11 minutes

Chamber and Solo Music

Piece in the Shape of a Line 2017
for violin and prepared piano
duration: 6 minutes
Commissioned by Giancarlo Latta for 16×16 encores project and CD

OUIA 2015 
for Piano trio (violin, cello and piano scordatura)
duration: 21 minutes

Preludes 2017
for re-intonated, prepared, amplified piano
No. 1 (…Ceci n’est pas M. Debussy)

Praxis 2017 
for violin, flute, bassoon, guitar and percussion
duration: 10 minutes
Commissioned by Da Camera Houston for MFAH Emperor’s Treasures Exhibition

Dawn at the ACA 2016 
for microtonal piano
duration: 5 minutes

Duo Study 2015
for piano duo or piano four-hands
duration: 7 minutes

7 Fascinations 2014
for sheng (traditional mouth blown reed organ) and percussion
duration: 11 minutes

Film Music

A Man Without Words 2012
Directed by Zack Godshall
(DVD order information)

(film score | concert version)

God’s Architects 2008
Directed by Zack Godshall

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