CHAMBER MUSIC: INSTRUMENTAL

2016    

The Transfiguration of Durga

commissioned by David Abraham and the University of Cincinnati – 8'30: vibraphone, electronics


2015    

Martha

commissioned by Anti-Social Music – 6 mins: piano double hands


2014    

Shut it Down

commissioned by Anti-Social Music. First performance at the National Opera Center, NY – 7 mins: saxophone quartet

This piece for Saxophone Quartet is based on transcriptions of the call and response chants I heard during the Eric Garner protests in NYC. Learn more >


2014    

60 Words

commissioned by Anti-Social Music. First performance at the National Opera Center, NY – 8 mins: string quartet

This string quartet is an aleatoric piece inspired by a Radiolab episode on the Authorization for Use of Military Force. Learn more >


2014    

Brown

commissioned by the Flexible Orchestra. First performance at the Ukrainian National Home, NYC – 7'30 mins: viola choir, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, percussion

This piece was commissioned by the Flexible Orchestra. Written in response to the killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, it consists of a series of variations on the song “Strange Fruit.”  Learn more >


2013    

Dark Flow

commissioned by the Tri-Centric Foundation. First performance at Roulette, Brooklyn – 22 mins: violin, viola, cello, bass, cornet, French horn, tuba, saxophone trio, percussion, electronics

Dark Flow consists of four continuous movements based on astrophysical phenomena. A hidden, individualized mp3 track cues the players to move from one section of the piece to the next.  Learn more >


2012

Bruja-Ha!

commissioned by Anti-Social Music. First performance at Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn – 4'45 mins: violin, cello, sax trio, trombone, tuba, drum kit


2011

Second Moon

commissioned by the Flexible Orchestra. First Performance at Roulette, Brooklyn – 8 mins: accordion solo, accordion quartet, violin, cello


2010

Mirror

commissioned by Margaret Lancaster. First performance at Greenwich House Music  5 mins: flute, electronics


2010

Balkanization

commissioned by Anti-Social Music. First performance at Union Pool, NYC – 5 mins: violin, cello, alto sax, tenor sax, accordion


2010

Pilgrim

commissioned by Make Music NY. First performance at Make Music New York, NYC – 8 mins: accordion, 2 keyboards, electric guitar, bass


2010

Six years later

commissioned by Anti-Social Music. First performance at Space on White, NYC – 6 mins: violin, cello, alto sax, tenor sax, piano


2009

Gavagai

commissioned by Steven Parker. First performance at the Santa Fe New Music Festival – 4 mins: trombone, electronics


2009

SLAM

commissioned by Anti-Social Music. First performance at Space on White, NYC – 3 mins: flute, violin


2009

Ghosts

commissioned by the Flexible Orchestra. First performance at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, NYC – 6 mins: flute choir, voice, piano


2008

Biffbamboom

commissioned by the Festival of New Trumpet Music. First performance at FONT (the Festival of New Trumpet Music), NYC – 4 mins: trumpet, electric guitar, electronics