COMPOSITIONS
 

Seven Systems (2015)
2 piano, 2 percussion quartet with electronic playback and actuated snares

Broken Symmetries (2012)
Violin soloist, feedback electronics, flute, tenor saxophone, piano, and percussion

Chain Reactions/Five Events (2013)
String quartet and live electronics

Machine Language (2012)
Percussion soloist, 2 percussion, 2 violins, 2 bass clarinets, accordion, and fixed sine tones

MODULES (2014)
Brass quartet, percussion, analog synthesizer, and live electronics

hydra (2015)
Violin, piano, fixed media, and live electronics

Four Sixes (2014)
Percussion Sextet

Sixty Cycles (2013)
Sopranino saxophone soloist, feedback televisions, violin, and cello

Portraits/Self Portraits (2011)
Violin soloist with large ensemble

ATD V (2010)
Saxophone and electronics soloists with small ensemble

Tile Mosaic (after Chagall) (2010)
Two pianos, two percussion, and resonant pails

Standing Waves (2009)
Medium sized ensemble and electronics

Matrices (2009)
Percussion trio and electronics

7:6 (2006, rev. 2010)
Distorted, amplified cello

Lyra (2007 rev. 2010)
Amplified string quartet

Signal Flow (2009)
Percussion quartet and electronics

SWITCHES (2007)
Distorted, amplified cello and drumset

American Tokyo Daydream IV (data structures/monoliths) (2007)
Saxophones, electric guitar, and accordion

A Circle of 8 in a Prime of Primes for Sara (31), by Sam (29)
Sheng, pipa, suona, handbell choir, and live electronics

American Tokyo Daydream III (The Surprise) (2006)
Piano, string quaret, and live electronics

noise + mobile (2005)
Piano and electronic playback

 
Yarn/Wire recording Seven Systems at EMPAC



Seven Systems was written for Yarn/Wire over the spring and summer of 2015. The piece is a sequence of seven interlocking movements that unfold over a twenty minute span. Auto-biographical in nature, the work reflects life events that occurred over the relatively long period that it took me to write this piece: a difficult emotional period, my marriage to my amazing wife, teaching incredible students at the Walden School in rural New Hampshire, the death of a particularly joyful former student, jogging along the Spree in Berlin. This piece was made possible by a grant from the Fromm Foundation.

Yarn/Wire has released an incredible studio recording of Seven Systems, made at EMPAC in Troy, NY. It is available on their bandcamp page.



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