COMPOSITIONS
 

Actuate/Resonate (2018)
large ensemble with electronics

Lines on Black (2018)
for voice, flute, violin, saxophone, piano, percussion, and electronics

binary/momentary iii (2018)
cello and electronics

for Delia Derbyshire (2018)
bass, guitar, and electronics

Matrix for George Lewis (2017)
2 electronic silent brass trombones

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

binary/momentary logics: flow state/joy state (2016)
String quartet

binary/momentary ii: flow state/joy state (2017)
Trumpet, 2 trombones, piano, and percussion

delay/line (2016)
Flute and delay line

Points Against Fields (2015)
Bassoon and playback

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

 
Wet Ink Band photo taken at the NYC Premier of Lines on Black at Issue Project Room



Lines on Black was written for the septet formation of Wet Ink Ensemble. This work explores gradations of notation and the grey area between notation and improvisation. I use gradations of notation in this piece as a vessel to engage the personalities of the individual performers in the Wet Ink band. Some movements are completely notated, taking advantage of the precision that these players can engage in. Other movements are completely improvised, allowing these creative musicians to spontaneously invent sound within a reference point of the rest of the piece. Some movements fall in between, allowing a certain level of freedom within an algorithmic structure.

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