Dear patient performers: I am gradually moving my catalog into a flexible and searchable database so you can easily find what you are looking for. The beginnings of that process already allow you to browse and search sixty-six pieces by instrumentation, ensemble size, duration, and more.
For compositions that aren’t in this group, please see the list of works. And please get in touch if you’d like help finding something specific. And when you perform any of these pieces, please let me know.
for voice and piano on a poem by Jane Bowles
an invocation to Esther Hobart Morris, the first female judge in America, for solo voice with optional percussion and drone
for solo brass or wind player with live processing, spoken word (recorded or live) and optional video
Enough Holes was written for the French pianist Nicolas Horvath to perform on a concert of hommages to Philip Glass. The piece is a response to one that Glass wrote with Foday Musa Suso for a 1989 production of Jean Genet’s play The Screens. My piece is inspired by an error-filled computer transcription of the … Continue reading Enough Holes
commissioned by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra in celebration of their 80th Anniversary Season
a set of eight keyboard variations on the Bulgarian Women’s Chorus standard, Kaval Sviri
for actor, singer (or chorus), and piano (or instrumental ensemble)
solo trombone piece written for Will Lang in celebration of John Cage’s 100th birthday
a solo piano version of Stephen Sondheim’s Happiness.
inspired by a series of hand pumps I encountered in campsites while traveling down the Mississippi River, this piece is for violin, trombone quartet, and pre-recorded track
for at least six instruments and/or voices
for horn and pre-recorded electronics, inspired by a Rilke poem
inspired by a warning siren I encountered in Plaquemine, Louisiana, this piece is for vocalist and three additional singers or instrumentalists, with pre-recorded electronics
for sextet (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion) or octet (adding guitar and trombone)
inspired by Leonardo, for one or two violins and electronics
for a chamber ensemble of at least six players, including piano and percussion. Other instruments can include winds, brass, strings, guitar, vocals, as you like.
the first piece I wrote after completing a journey by kayak and bicycle down the Mississippi River; for at least six singers and/or instruments
for violin and electronics, it can also be performed with additional musicians on guitar, bass, strings
a piece for trombone quartet (or sextet) and pre-recorded track
a piece for cello (or trombone or viola or bass clarinet or sax or bassoon) and actor, with pre-recorded track and optional video
for solo piano, inspired by Psalm 77
originally for vocal or string quartet with optional drums and/or laptop or turntables, can also be augmented with trombone quartet
for three vocal lines (for three to any number of singers) and pre-recorded electronics
can be performed with live piano, bass, and drums or with electronic playback of some or all of these players; and with three or four singer/musicians on the rising line
for alto or tenor voice, or bass flute, or trombone plus pre-recorded setars