Selected Works

Recent works, with links to sound files.

Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Concerti

Everyone Act Naturally for orchestra (2016) 
Written for the Camellia Symphony performance, April 30, 2016.

Tiny Fonts  (2015) 
Written for the Magnetic South Ensemble, Charleston Symphony, directed by Yiorgos Vassilandonakis. First Performed March 27, 2015. (in three movements/one track). Listen

Layover/Overlay Concerto for Two Marimbas and Chamber Orchestra (2014, revised)
Written for Christopher Froh and Mayumi Hama, marimbas, and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.
First performed October 24, 2014, Benjamin Simon Conducting
Listen

Layover/Overlay Concerto for Two Marimbas and Orchestra (2013)
Written for Christopher Froh and Mayumi Hama, marimbas, and the UC Davis Orchestra directed by Christian Baldini.
First performance February, 3, 2013 Mondavi Center, Davis, CA.
Video

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)
Written for the Wellesley Composers Conference.
First performed August 8, 1998, Jewett Hall, Wellesley College, Efrain Guigui conducting.
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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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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.
Listen

Opera/Theater

Reply to a Dead Man for actor and chamber ensemble (2014) Written for actor Steven Anthony Jones and the Left Coast Chamber ensemble. Scored for actor, viola, string bass, guitar, flute, oboe.
First performance March 20, 2014.
Watch

Conference of the Birds Unfeathered, for Haleh Abghari (2011-12)
Written for Haleh Abghari and the Empyrean Ensemble plus electronics and media. Scored for soprano and percussion soloists plus violin, cello, clarinet & electronics. First performance April 22, 2012, Mondavi Center, Davis, CA.
(Click on the excerpted scenes below to watch)

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 
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Scene Change Music, 1
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Shaman’s Dance 
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Scene Change, 2 
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Pharmaceutical Dance 
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Cabaret Scene Change Music 
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Scene Change Music, featuring the Bass 
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Chamber

Portico for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon (2016) Commissioned by Ann Lavin. First performance February 4, 2016, Mondavi Center, UC Davis.
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we turn in the night in a circle of fire, Concerto for Two Violins and Chamber Ensemble (2015). 
Written for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. Hrabba Atladottir & Gabriela Diaz, violin soloists, Steve Schick, conducting. Scored for 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone.

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or, Watch

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Layover/Overlay Two (for two marimbas) (2014)
Written for Christopher Froh and Mayumi Hama, marimbas. First performance November, 9, 2014 Capistrano Hall, Sacramento State University. 

HDKH for four clarinets and vibraphone (2014)
Written for the Empyrean Ensemble
First perfromance April 28, 2014, Mondavi Center.
Watch

Cossante for soprano and two guitars (2013) Written for Vox n Plux. First performance November 8, 2013 Sacramento State University. Elizabeth Farnum, soprano; William Anderson and Oren Fader, guitars.
Listen

Tiny Font for string quintet (2013) Written for the St Louis Symphony. First performance March 15, 2013.
Watch

Three Miniatures for Four Clarinets, for Ann Lavin (2011)
Scored for three Bb clarinets and one bass clarinet.

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

Three Miniatures (arranged for four saxophones (2011)
Scored for soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone

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

In the Orchard (arranged for French Horn, Trumpet and Trombone) (2011)
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.
Listen | Video

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

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.

Listen

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.

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)
Written for eighth blackbird. First performed July 6, 2001, Norfolk Music Festival, CT.
movement 1 Listen
movement 2 Listen

Circus Maximus for piano trio (2000) 
Commissioned by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. Scored for violin, cello and piano.
First performed January 24, 2000, War Memorial Building, San Francisco, CA.
movement 1 Listen
movement 2 Listen
movement 3 Listen

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.

Solo

Vast Steppe for solo cello (2016)
Commissioned by Rhonda Rider, Artist in residence with the Petrified National Forest. First performance March 20, 2016 Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, New York.
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Acrostic Musings for solo violin (2012)
For Ben Kreith. First performed May 9, 2013. New York.
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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.
    Listen
  • II. Zambra? (2004, 2007) for Amy Briggs Dissanayake. First performed October 27, 2007, Berkeley Art Cener, Karen Rosenak, pianist.
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  • 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)
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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