Chamber Music

Chamber

Duos:

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. 

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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Dawn Song for flute and marimba (2009)
Written for Dinosaur Annex.
First performed November 1, 2009, Boston, MA.
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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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Threshold for viola and cello (1999)
Written for David Russell and Tanya Maggi.
First performed May 5, 1999, Brandeis University.
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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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Duo for Bb Clarinet and Bass Clarinet (1994)
First performed November 17, 1993 by Nora Archer & David Schneider, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley.

Trios

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.
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In the Orchard (arranged for French Horn, Trumpet and Trombone) (2011)
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Circus Maximus for piano trio (2000) 
Commissioned by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble.
First performed January 24, 2000, War Memorial Building, San Francisco, CA.
Published by APNM.
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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.
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Quartets:

Portico for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon (2016) Commissioned by Ann Lavin. First performance February 4, 2016, Mondavi Center, UC Davis.
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Three Miniatures for Four Clarinets, for Ann Lavin (2011)
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

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
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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
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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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Quintets

HDKH for four clarinets and vibraphone (2014)
Written for the Empyrean Ensemble
First perfromance April 28, 2014, Mondavi Center.
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Tiny Font for string quintet (2013) Written for the St Louis Symphony. First performance March 15, 2013.
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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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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.
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Six or more Players

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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Octurnal for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion (2001)
Written for eighth blackbird. First performed July 6, 2001, Norfolk Music Festival, CT.
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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.
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