ENSEMBLE WORKS

PROGRAM NOTES

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ORCHESTRA (2018)

[2 winds, 2 brass, 2 percussion, 2 strings,

dur. variable, ca. 10’ ]

Sanpoil (2012)

[soloists: a.trb & tuba;

ensemble: atrb, 4 tenor trbs, euph, 3 btrb, contrabass trombone & drum set,

dur. variable, ca. 8’ ]

Commissioned by Sérgio Carolino for

Mr. SC and the Wild Bones Gang
Premiere: August 2013,

Caldas da Raina, Portugal

Chaosmos (2009-2013)

A Musical Fable in Three Acts

(after Gilles Deleuze and Lewis Carroll)

[Soloists: 2 Sopranos, Mezzo Soprano,

2 Tenors, Baritone, Bass;

8 voice choir, divided: SSATB+ATB

Instrumentation: 1 1 2 1 - 2 1 1 0, 3 perc, cel (harm.), gtr, hrp, accord, pno,

6 vln, 2 vla, 2 vc, 1 cb, dur. ca. 110']

Kaleidophon (2005)

[String Orchestra, dur. 8’]
 

Commissioned by the Juilliard

Pre-College Chamber Orchestra
Premiere: Julliard Pre-College Chamber Orchestra, New York, May 2006

not-canons (2005)

[Double Choir: SSAATTBB, dur. 4’30]

Proteiforme (2004)

[Solists: alto saxophone, piano, contrabass; orchestra, 3 1 2 2 - 2 3 1 0, 3 perc, hrp, str,

dur. variable, ca. 10-15’]
 

Commissioned by the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO)
Premiere: Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra,
Julien Benichou, cond.,

 Annapolis & Nîmes, June/July 2004

 

 

aegjlns: concert (2003)
[Solo guitar and eight instruments, ob, cl (+Bcl), hrn, trb, perc, hrp, vln, vc, dur. 9’]

Premiere: Ensemble 20+,

Michael Lewanski, cond., Chicago, June 2011

tensilinear (1999)

[5 instrumental groups: ob, bcl, cbsn;

fl, hrp, vla; afl, vla; vc, perc, pno; 3 vce, dur. variable, ca. 20’] 
Commissioned by the Alice Berline Kaplan Center for the Humanities

tensilinear - silent listen ensemble
00:00 / 00:00

Premiere: silent/listen players, Steve Ingle, cond.,  Evanston, April 1999

aSpectres (1998)

[Orchestra in 7 groups:

   fl, eh, bsn, bcl;

  afl, ob, cl, cbsn;

  flg, hrn, hrn, btrb;

  vln I & II, vla I, vc I, cb I;

  vln III & IV, vla II, vc II, cb II;

  pno (cel.) hrp I, harp II;

  4 perc,

dur. variable, ca. 23’]

Premiere: Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra, April, 1999

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