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

 
Matrices

Matrices approaches the percussion trio as an electro-acoustic ensemble, amplifying and manipulating sounds in a digital sonic environment. The battery involved is simple, yet far from austere, consisting of a single bowed flexatone, 2 powered fans, a balloon, a plastic bag, 2 woodblocks, and a snare drum over a speaker. The work was born out of the software I use for improvisation, a large-scale modular live-processing environment built in SuperCollider. While the score is rigorously notated, the software responds to the performer's actions differently every time, resulting in a new version with each performance. Matrices was commission by TimeTable Percussion for the Austrian Cultural Forum's Moving Sounds Festival in 2009.

TimeTable Percussion:
Matthew Gold
Matt Ward
Alex Lipowski




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