Body of Work

Recent works, with links to sound files.

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Piano and Percussion

Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Concerti

Elephant’s Dance for clarinet and string orchestra (2009)
Transcription of incidental music for theater for the SF Chamber Orchestra
First performed November 7, 2009, Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley, CA. Benjamin Simon, conducting.
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Cello Concerto for cello and chamber orchestra (2006)
Written for David Russell and the UC Davis Orchestra
First performed February 11, 2007, Mondavi Center, Davis, CA, D. Kern Holoman conducting
movement 1 Listen
movement 2 Listen

nights bright days for chamber orchestra (1998) * Published by APNM (Association for the Promotion of New Music).
Written for the Wellesley Composers Conference.
First performed August 8, 1998, Jewett Hall, Wellesley College, Efrain Guigui conducting.
Published by APNM (Association for the Promotion of New Music)
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Flotsam and Jetsam for full orchestra (1995)
Written for the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra.
First performed April 28, 1995, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, Laurie San Martin conducting.
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Chamber

Three Miniatures for Four Clarinets, for Ann Lavin (2011)

I. Fanfare for Jerry Rosen Listen
II. In The Orchard Listen
III. Theater Music Listen

Two Pieces for piano and percussion

I. Fragments (2010) Written for the Washington Square Contemporary Chamber Players.
First performed April 7, 2010, Merkin Hall, NY.

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II. Bone Dance (2001) Written for Dinosaur Annex.
First performed February 4, 2001, Boston, MA.
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Elective Affinities for gayageum and string quartet (2009)
Written for the Pacific Rim Festival.
First performed April 23, 2010, UC Santa Cruz, CA by Ji-young Yi and the Lydian String Quartet, Laurie San Martin conducting.
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Elephant’s Graveyard for clarinet, violin, bass and piano (2009)
Incidental music for a play by Jade McCutchean.
First performance October 23, 2009, Mondavi Center, UC Davis.

Overture Listen
Emma’s Dance Listen
Scene Change Music, 1 Listen
Shaman’s Dance Listen
Scene Change, 2 Listen
Pharmaceutical Dance Listen
Cabaret Scene Change Music Listen
Scene Change Music, featuring the Bass Listen

Dawn Song for flute and marimba (2009)
Written for Dinosaur Annex.
First performed November 1, 2009, Boston, MA.
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Objets Trouvés for clarinet, violin, cello, piano (2008)
Written for the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
First performed May 12, 2008, Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley, CA by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

movement 1 Listen
movement 2 Listen
movement 3 Listen

Child’s Play for viola and percussion (2007)
Commissioned by Ellen Ruth Rose and Chris Froh
First performed April 14, 2008, Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center, Davis, CA.

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Epithalamion for viola and cello (2006)
Written for Tanya Maggi and David Russell
First performed October 28, 2007, Berkeley Art Center, Darcy Rindt, viola, and Dan Reiter, cello.

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Concerto for Four for oboe, flute, cello and piano (2004)
Commissioned by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
First performed October 21, 2004, Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley, CA by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble.
Available on CD: Left Coast Chamber Ensemble San Francisco Premieres

movement 1 Listen
movement 2 Listen

DIVA! for four violas (2003)
Written for Ellen Ruth Rose.
First performed May 31, 2003. Davis Art Center, Davis, CA.

Zeppelin for flute and cello (2002)
Commissioned by the Empyrean Ensemble.
First performed December 1, 2003, Mondavi Studio Theater, Davis, CA.

Kythe for string quartet (2002)
Commissioned by the Park City Residency.
First performed July 20, 2002, Sundance Institute, Kythe Quartet.
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Octurnal for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion (2001) * Published by APNM
Written for eighth blackbird.
First performed July 6, 2001, Norfolk Music Festival, CT.
Published by APNM (Association for the Promotion of New Music).
movement 1 Listen
movement 2 Listen

Tombeau for woodwind quintet (2000)
Commissioned by Arcadian Winds.
First performed May 12, 2000, Southborough, MA.
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Circus Maximus for piano trio (2000) *Published by APNM
Commissioned by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble.
First performed January 24, 2000, War Memorial Building, San Francisco, CA.
Published by APNM.
movement 1 Listen
movement 2 Listen
movement 3 Listen

Quicksand for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (1999)
Commissioned by the BU/Brandeis Composers Colletcive.
First performed April 5, 1998, Brandeis University.

Threshold for viola and cello (1999)
Written for David Russell and Tanya Maggi.
First performed May 5, 1999, Brandeis University.
movement 1 Listen
movement 2 Listen
movement 3 Listen

Rhondabout for cello and piano (1997)
Commissioned by Rhonda Rider.
First performed February 28, 1998, Rhonda Rider & Judith Gordon, Brandeis University.
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Exchanges for clarinet, cello and piano (1996)
First performed October 17, 1996 by Gary Gorczyca (clarinet), Rhonda Rider (cello) & Steven Weigt (piano), Brandeis University.
movement 1 Listen
movement 2 Listen

Duo for Bb Clarinet and Bass Clarinet (1994)
First performed November 17, 1993 by Nora Archer & David Schneider, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley.

Septet for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola, cello and bass (1992)
First performed December 17, 1993, St. Johns Church.

Solo

Aaron for Joey Abad (2011) for solo alto saxophone

I. Allegro Listen
II. Slow and Lyrical Listen
III. Fast, Squirrelly, Capricious

Fun in the Sun for solo violin (2009) for Ben Kreith.
First performed August 12, 2009, Berkeley, CA.

Lachrymae for solo piano (2007) for Marilyn Nonken.
First performed February 9, 2007, Chamber Music Now! Philadelphia, PA.

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Dances for solo piano (2004-2007)

  • I. Tangozilla (2004) for Amy Briggs Dissanayake. First performed April 9, 2005, PianoForte, Chicago IL.
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  • II. Zambra? (2004, 2007) for Amy Briggs Dissanayake. First performed October 27, 2007, Berkeley Art Cener, Karen Rosenak, pianist.
    Listen (coming soon)
  • III. Ziozuki (2007), for Karen Rosenak. First performed October 27, 2007, Berkeley Art Center.
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Cuerpos (also called Bodies in Motion) for piano (2005)
Commissioned by Lara Downes (piano) and Glenda Drew (video artist). First performed May 25, 2005, Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center, Davis, CA.

Linea Negra for marimba (2004) * Published by APNM
Written for Chris Froh. First performed October 14, 2004, American Academy in Rome.
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Inciting Chaos for piano (1992)
First performed January, 1992, UC Davis Music Department, Steven Weigt, piano.

Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet (1991)
First performed January, 1991, UC Davis Music Department, Laurie San Martin, clarinet.

Recordings

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, San Francisco Premieres 2005 (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lcce/)

Amy Briggs, Tangos for Piano, Ravello Records (Parma Recordings) (2010)
http://naxosdirect.com/title/rr7808

 

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