VOCAL, CHORAL, & OPERATIC WORKS

The Apathetic Children (2018) 20′

For unaccompanied children’s chorus. Song Cycle. Commissioning project with Young People’s Chorus of NYC and New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas.

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Two Oars (2018)

For soprano, cello and baritone. Libretto by Royce Varek. Directed by Robert Wilson. Workshopped at The Watermill Center in the summer of 2016 and 2017. Commissioned by ASU Gammage and The Croatian National Theater.

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Cindy Sherman Film Stills (2018) 15′

For mezzo-soprano Eve Gigliotti. Libretto by Royce Vavrek. Based on photographs by Cindy Sherman and staged by R.B. Schlather. Part of a series of short operatic monodramas by various composers.

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (2018) 60′

Operatic work for Orchestra. Features an ensemble cast, advanced puppetry and state-of-the-art projection design in its storytelling. Libretto by Mark Campbell, and directed by Eric Simonson. Commissioned by Minnesota Opera.

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Silent Light (2018)

For vocal octet, children’s chorus, and eight celli. A proposed opera adapted from the film by Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas. Libretto by Royce Vavrek. Directed by Thaddeus Strassberger.

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The Imaginary World Of Wild Order (2017) 30′

For mixed choir, 2 marimbas, and string quartet. Commissioned by Choir of Trinity Wall Street. Text by Brenda Shaughnessy. Mass.

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Gilgamesh (2016) 95′

For coloratura soprano, soprano, countertenor, baritone, bass baritone, choir and children’s choir, and orchestra. Commissioned by Friends of Madame White Snake. Opera.

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The Hubble (2016) 60′

For mezzo soprano, baritone, ensemble and choir. Text by Royce Vavrek. Commissioned by VisionIntoArt. Cantata.

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The Colorado (2015) 15′

For Roomful of Teeth, (vocal octet), cello, percussion and electronics. Commissioned by VisionIntoArt. Text by William deBuys. Choral Work.

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Epiphany (2015) 20′

For children’s choir, marimba and string quartet. Text by Niloufar Talebi. Commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music and Young People’s Chorus. Choral Work.

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Aging Magician (2015) 70′

For male voice, string quartet, and children’s choir. Commissioned by the Walker Art Center and Krannert Center. Text by Rinde Eckert. Choral Work.

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Yoani Cycle (2014) 20′ (4 Different Movements)

For mezzo, electric guitar, cello and electronics. Text by Royce Vavrek. Song cycle.

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De Deo (2013) 20′

For soprano, mezzo, tenor, bass baritone, and small choir and string quartet. Text by Donna Di Novelli. Opera.

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Wake Up (2010) 3′

For singing pianist. Commissioned by MATA for Gabriel Kahane. Text by Allison Carter.

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Oceanic Verses (2010) 80′

Orchestral version for four soloists, full orchestra and choir. Text by Donna Di Novelli. Operatic Tableau. Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clnts, 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoon, 1 contra bassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B flat, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, piano, strings and electronics.

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Oceanic Verses (2009) 15′

Chamber version. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall, for soprano and mezzo, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, electric bass, percussion and electronics. Song cycle.

Cut Him Out In Little Stars (2009) 10′

For soprano and piano. Commissioned by Sarah Wolfson and Concert Artist Guild. Inspired text from 24 Italian Songs and Arias. Song Cycle.

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Body Maps (2007) 15′

For cello, soprano and electronics. Commissioned by the Whitney Museum.

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VioLens (2008) 15′

For soprano, clarinet, string trio, percussion, and electronics. Commissioned by Concert Artist Guild/Cary Trust’s Contemporary Music Project Commission. Text by Heinrich Hoffman. Song cycle.

 

Senzenina (2007) 4′

arr. traditional. For soprano, clarinet, string trio, percussion.

Dog:God (2007) 6′

arr. of Cafe Tacuba song. for soprano, clarinet, string trio, percussion, and electronics.

Sounds (2007) 30′

For soprano, clarinet, string trio, percussion, and electronics. Commissioned by WNYC. Song cycle.

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Love Sonnet (2002) 5′

For soprano and cello. Text by Pablo Neruda.

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Yet Again (2002) 5′

For soprano, clarinet and piano Kandinsky prose.

 

Solitude (1999) 8′

For chorus, commissioned by The New York Concert Singers for The American
Composers Orchestra’s Immigrant Voices Series.

 

Cuantas Veces (1998) 6′

For baritone and piano. Text by Pablo Neruda.

 

La Niña De Madera (1998) 8′

For soprano & piano. Text by Pablo Neruda.

 

CHAMBER WORKS

G-Force (2013) 10′

For string quartet and vibraphone.

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Listen, Quiet (2012) 15′

For cello and percussion and electronics. Commissioned by the Juilliard School for Beyond the Machine.

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Spell (2008) 6′

For clarinet (or violin), cello, and vibes. Performed by the Chicago Symphony Music Now series and at WNYC’s Greene Space. Commissioned by WNYC.

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Without (2008) 15′

For string quartet. Performed by the Kronos Quartet.

 

As Sleep Befell (2007) 13′

For clarinet, string quartet, percussion, with or without voice. Performed at the Whitney Live. For clarinet, cello and vibes. Flexible orchestration. VisionIntoArt and Helga Davis performing. Commissioned by the Whitney Museum.

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Armenia (2007) 6′

For string quartet and electronics. Commissioned by the Kronos Quartet.

 

Identity Sketches (2003) 15′

For brass quintet. Commissioned by The Monumental Brass Quintet for the Women’s
Commissioning Project, Washington, D.C.

 

Oceano (2002) 5′

For cello and piano. Commissioned by Inbal Segev for April Casa Italiana Columbia
University premiere, cello and piano.

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Tango! (2000) 10′

ASCAP 2002 Morton Gould Composers Award
for Double String Quartet and Double Bass. Premiered at Paul Hall The Juilliard School;
Studio 335, and The ArcLight Theater for VisionIntoArt performances.

 

One Drop Of Blood In The Snow (1996) 5′

For brass quintet. Premiered at Paul Hall, Juilliard School.

 

ORCHESTRAL WORKS

The Hotel That Time Forgot, For Orchestra and video artist (2017) 10′

Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clnts, 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoon, 1 contra bassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B flat, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, piano, strings. Commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra

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Oceanic Verses For Orchestra (2013) 35′

Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clnts, 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoon, 1 contra bassoon, 4
horns in F, 3 trumpets in B flat, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, piano,
strings and electronics.

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As Sleep Befell For Orchestra (2007) 13′

Instrumentation: 2 flutes 1 oboe 1 clarinet in B flat 1 bassoon, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in
B flat, 2 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, percussion, strings, electronics.

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Amanecer (2000) 4’

Instrumentation: 2 flutes 1 oboe 1 clarinet in B flat 1 bassoon 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in
B flat, 2 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, percussion, piano, strings. Tucson Symphony
performing.

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Barcarola (1996) 15’

Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clnts, 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoon, 1 contra bassoon, 4
horns in F, 3 trumpets in B flat, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, piano,
strings. Juilliard Orchestra performing.

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SOLO WORKS

Vento E Sole: Elegy For Jonah (2017) 5′

For solo viola and loop pedal, commissioned by University of Nebraska Lincoln, written for Jonah Sirota, viola.

This score is under exclusivity to the commissioner until 2018.

Variations on a Spell (2017) 6’

For solo piano, commissioned by UCLA, written for Inna Faliks, piano.

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Seurat’s Path (2017) 10’

For solo piano. Commissioned by The Juilliard School and the Morgan Library For The Juilliard School’s Spring 2017 PianoScope performance project: Illuminating Music: Piano Works Inspired by Visual Artistic.

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Labyrinth Installation Concertos (2015) 60’

Room No. 35 for solo cello and electronics, and House of Solitude for solo violin and electronics, 30′ each. Commissioned by the Krannert Center for the Arts and VisionIntoArt. Written for Maya Beiser and Cornelius Dufallo. Film by Erika Harrsch and Carmen Kordas.

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Klein Competition Works (2015) 16′ (4′ Each)

“Marie-Curie” for violin, “Heloise” for viola, “Ophelia” for cello, and “Mata Hari” for bass. Commissioned by the Irving Klein Competition.

 

Oceanic Fantasy (2015) 12’

For solo violin, commissioned by Francesca de Pasquale.

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Eight Takes (2014) 8’

For solo cello. Commissioned by The New York Philharmonic for their 2014 Biennial.

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Walk Forward (2010) 8’

For drumset and electronics. Commissioned by Cory Hills.

 

Labyrinth (2011) 11’

For violin and electronics. Written for Cornelius Dufallo.

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Day of the Dead Excerpt (2008) 8’

For cello and backing tracks.

 

Last Hymn (2007) 7’

For vibraphone and electronics. Written for Pablo Rieppi.

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Inngerutit (2007) 5′

For clarinet and electronics. Written for Richard Mannoia.

Limpopo Songs (2005) 12′

Stephen Gosling, piano. Written for Speranza Scappucci.

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Deja Que Salga (2004) 10′

For solo piano. Commissioned by Alejandro Vela.

 

Deja Que Salga (2004) 10′

For solo cello. Written for Jeffrey Zeigler.

 

Oceano (2003) 7′

Wendy Law, cello.

 

Samuel Solomon, Nightsong (2002) 6′

For solo five-octave marimba (four-octave version available).

Sympathique (2001) 6′

For solo viola. Recorded by Melia Watras.

 

Phoenix (2000) 5′

For solo violin.

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FILM SCORES

We Breathe Again (2017) 60′

We Breathe Again (2017), a film for PBS by Marsh Chamberlain, coproduced by Marsh and Evon Peter, featuring Tanya Tagaq, Nels Cline, Jeffrey Zeigler, David Cossin and Cornelius Dufallo.

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Sundance fellow in documentary film scoring (2010)

Collaborators include filmmakers, video artists, and animators. I have recorded film scores with various ensembles: from orchestras (ASCAP), to the Kronos Quartet (Without).