SOLO WORKS

PROGRAM NOTES

 RECORDING

Difficult Grace (2020)

[for a speaking cellist and multichannel electronics

Premiere: Seth Parker Woods

Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center - Benaroya Hall, Seattle Symphony

February 9, 2020

The Pros and Cons of Live Food (2018)

[for voice and piano] 

Premiere: Liz Pearse

First Trinity ChurchPittsburgh May 23, 2019

Musical Sculpture (2016)

[for one to infinity

electric guitars, dur. var.] 

Premiere: Radio Voltaire

Green Mill Cocktail Lounge

Chicago, October 30, 2016

Musical Sculpture - Jesse Langen, electric guitar
00:00 / 00:00

MOBILE 2016 Shadow Play

[kingma system open-hole bass flute,  & live electronics, dur. ca. 10 min] 

Premiere: Collect / Project

Ear Taxi Festival

Chicago, October 9, 2016

Mobile 2016 Shadow Play - Shanna Gutierrez
00:00 / 00:00

Graft Blossom (2016)

[clavichord, prepared piano, toy piano & electronics, dur. var. ca. 7 - 8 min] 

Premiere: Mabel Kwan

Dal Niente Presents

Chicago, January 3, 2016

Graft Blossom - Mabel Kwan, keyboards
00:00 / 00:00

MOBILE 2014

[Soprano saxophone dur. var., ca. 7’]

Premiere: James Fusik, 

Omaha Under the Radar, 

July 11, 2014

Mobile 2014 one realization - James Fusik
00:00 / 00:00
Mobile 2014 another realization - James Fusik
00:00 / 00:00

100 Not-Songs 

for JOHN CAGE 

(2012-2014)

[Voice, dur. variable, ca. 4-50’]

Premiered (in parts) since 2012

by Tony Arnold, in the US and Italy

BROADCAST (2014)

[Telecaster Electric Guitar

dur. variable, ca. 6-7’]

Premiere:  Jesse Langen, Chicago 2014

Premiere:  Jesse Langen

Chicago Academy for the Arts

March 2014.

cores e coros (2012)

[Iberian organ, dur. 4’30]

Commissioned by Associação Musical

Pro-Organo AMPO, Portugal.

mobile 2012 (the 16 things)

[Flute, dur. variable, ca. 4-6’] Premiere: Shanna Gutierrez, 

Porto, February 2012

mobile 2010 

[Guitar, dur. variable, ca. 4’]

Premiere: Jesse Langen, Ensemble Dal Niente, Evanston, January 2011

mobile 2009

[Piano, dur. variable, ca. 3’]

Premiere: Winston Choi, Chicago, May 2011

Mobile 2009 - Winston Choi
00:00 / 00:00

corpse fragments (1998, rev. 2003) 

[Guitar, dur. variable, ca. 3-6’]

Premiere: Jesse Langen, Evanston, July 2004

corpse fragment IV - Jesse Langen
00:00 / 00:00

aegjlns (2002)

[Guitar, dur. 4’30]

Premiere: Jesse Langen,

Evanston, February 2002

Splinter (2001)

[Voice, dur. 4’30]

Premiere: Tony Arnold, Evanston, February 2003

Splinter - Tony Arnold, soprano
00:00 / 00:00

suite for chromatic harp (1997)

[10-tone equally tempered chromatic harp, dur. 10’]

Premiere: Allison Attar,

silent/listen music festival, Evanston, April 1997

Suite for chromatic harp - Allisoin Attar
00:00 / 00:00

27 sonorities (1997) 

[Guitar, dur. variable, ca. 5’]

Premiere: Jesse Langen, silent/listen music festival, Chicago, April 1997

twelve pages (1995)

[Bass clarinet, dur. variable, ca. 7’] Premiere: Christie Vohs, silent/listen music festival, Chicago, April 1997

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