CHAMBER WORKS

PROGRAM NOTES

 RECORDING

Stellae IV (2019)

[for  flute, clarinet, saxophone & euphonium, ca.  9'00]

 University of North Dakota

New Music Ensemble: 

November 7, 2019

LOOM II (after mobile 2018)

[for two performers, audio and video  

dur. var., ca.  9'00]

 Hasco Duo: 

Amanda DeBoer Bartlett

Jesse Langen

Alas, but not withstanding (2018)

[for saxophone quartet,  dur. var., ca.  9'00]

 Athens Saxophone Quartet

University of Central Missouri,

October, 4 2018

Stele (mobile 2017)

[for two similar instruments;  

dur. var. from 2’00 - 20'00]

Premiere:  Matthew Oliphant, horn;

 Kevin Harrison, tuba

October 2018

3 Draft Pistons with Graft Blossom and Fruit Prison (2016)

from respirateur

[2 sopranos, percussion, toy piano, clavichord and electronics]

Premiere:  Radio Voltaire, October 2016

 

3 Draft Pistons with Graft Blossom & Fruit Prison - Radio Voltaire
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SEE (2016/17)

from Instant Beauty

[4 female vocies]

Premiere:  Quince, September 2017

 

1830 (2015)

[wnd., str., perc., elect., var.;  

dur. var. from ’30 - 30'00]

Commissioned by Ensemble Music Nova, Tel Aviv, for the occasion of Amnon Wolman's 60th birthday.

Premiere:  Dal Niente PresentsJanuary 2017

1830 (version 1) - Ensemble dal Niente
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1830 (2015)

[wnd., str., perc., elect., var.;  

dur. var. from ’30 - 30'00]

Commissioned by Ensemble Music Nova, Tel Aviv, for the occasion of Amnon Wolman's 60th birthday. 

Premiere:  Dal Niente PresentsJanuary 2017

WASTE (2015)

[soprano, electric guitar, prepared piano]

Commissioned by Ensemble Pesedjet

Premiere:  Ensemble PesedjetFebruary 2016

Crack the Shell (2014)

[sopr., prep gtr. & clavichord, dur. ca, 7’00]  Premiere:  pesedjet

Omaha Under the Radar, July 2014

 

Crack the Shell - Ensemble Pesedjet
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Adage of Spontaneity (2014)

[bfl., bclar. & egtr, dur. ca, 9’00]

Premiere:

Sonic Hedgehog

Het Bethaniënklooster 

Amsterdam, September 2014

 

Adage of Spontaneity - Sonic Hedgehog
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MOBILE 2013

[3 contrabasses,

or 1 or 2 contrabasses and electronics, dur. ca, 9’00]

Breathe (2014)

[flute, bassoon and prepared piano dur. ca, 7’00]

Commissioned by the Aurea Silva Trio

Premiere:

National Flute Association Convention

August 2014

Letterludes (2013)

[alto flute, guitar, percussion,

dur. variable, ca. 2-10’]

Premiere: Ensemble Dal Niente Presents, Evanston, January 2013

Letterludes - Ensemble dal Niente
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One, Everyone (2013)

[amplified voice and electric guitar,

dur. variable, ca, 10’00]

Premiere: Unfamiliar Music Series, Chicago, May 2013.

One, Everyone (live 2013) - Hasco Duo
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Double Monody (2013)

[amplified clavichord and guitar,

dur. variable, ca, 7’00]

Premiere: Chicago Temple, August 2013

Double Monody - Mabel Kwan & Jesse Langen
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GRAIN

hommage for e.b. (2012)

[three duos: vce & pno; 2 gtrs; vln

& perc, dur. variable, ca. 5-20’]

Commissioned by the Chicago Academy for the Arts.

musicircusmobile (2012)

[flute, guitar, speaker, dur. variable, ca. 30’]

Premiere: Neue Musik im StageCage, 46. Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, 2012.

mobile 2011 (Janus)

[fl, gtr, dur. variable, ca. 4’]

Premiere: Shanna Gutierrez, flute,

Jesse Langen, Porto, March 2012

MOBILE 2008

[String Quartet, dur. variable, ca.  5’]

MOBILE 2007

[16 Mixed Voices, dur. variable, ca. 8’]

Grrrr (2010) 

[Bass Trombone and Percussion, dur. 9’] Commissioned by Nuno Martins,

soloist, Orquestra Nacional do Porto

Grrrr - Wm Riley Leitch; Ethan Martin
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MOBILE 2006

[Percussion Quartet,

dur. variable, ca. 5’]

Aliquid (2008)

[String Quartet, dur. 13’]

MOBILE 2005

[Four scordatura guitars,

dur. variable, ca. 5’]

pointing towards ever/an(y)nowhere (1998)

[String Quartet, dur. var., ca. 5-7’] Premiere: Kairos Quartet, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, Bludenz, November 2003

pointing towards ever/an(y)nowhere - Kairos Quartet
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plane/panel (1997)

[Flute, Viola & Harp, dur. variable, ca. 9-12’] Premiere: Pinotage Trio, Evanston, May 1999

plane / panel - Pinotage Trio
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