COMPOSITIONS
   

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

Standing Waves (2009)
Medium sized ensemble and electronics

Matrices (2009)
Percussion trio and electronics

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

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

 
International Contemporary Ensemble and exclusiveOr performing MODULES by Jeff Snyder and Sam Pluta

Jeff Snyder and I have been composing and improvising together since 2006, when we made our first album as exclusiveOr. In 2013 we were commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble for their ICELab commissioning series. The result is MODULES, a concert length work for brass quartet, analog synthesizer, live electronics, and percussion. The goal for the project is to tap exclusiveOr’s and ICE’s improvising talents, combining this with strictly notated scores, to create a concert-length barrage of notes, sounds, and noises. We wanted to create a work that is both a solid piece of composed music and a solid piece of improvisation, where these two opposing methodologies seamlessly intersect, complement each other, and imitate one another to create a unified whole.

International Contemporary Ensemble:
Peter Evans and Garreth Flowers, trumpets
David Byrd-Marrow, horn
Dan Peck, tuba
Ross Karre, percussion

exclusiveOr:
Jeff Snyder, analog sythesizer
Sam Pluta, live electronics