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Category Archives: small ensemble
Hope Doubts Folly Hope Doubts Folly This piece was written for an educational workshop (Music from Scratch – hosted by CONTACT Contemporary Music) that I was leading in Toronto, in the summer of 2011. In absence of ample amount rehearsal-time, … Continue reading
This piece was composed for the New European Ensemble and the Kroumata Percussion Ensemble.
Musically this piece explores connections between pitched and non-pitched percussive sounds as well as other instrumental sonorities. This piece used the sounds of a number of ordinary household-materials and placed them into a musical context that was quite out-the-ordinary. In turn, related percussive and pitched timbres were combined with well-crafted counterpoint, varied textures and a flowing gestural language chiefly characterized by a scheme of microtonal pitch-multiples. Continue reading
Polarity Maker Polarity Maker Ensemble Klang, Instituut Nederlandais, Paris, October 2009. This piece was composed for Ensemble Klang, as part of the Tweede Frans-Nederlands Compositie-Concours. It was chosen as one of three final compositions for competition. I set out to … Continue reading
Cuando despertó el dinosauro todavía estaba allí — (text by: Augusto Monterroso) Cuando despertó Live Recording, June 2010. composed for soprano, flute, harp, percussion, contra bass. This short piece was written in the early summer of 2010. It was featured … Continue reading
verierre de vapeur, 2008. This piece was composed for an ensemble known as ‘the melodica quartet.’ This group was originally pioneered by Taylan Susam somewhat as a vehicle to perform works by Joseph Kudirka, Antoine Breuger, Christian Wolff as well … Continue reading
Palladio – as if your human shape were what the storm Palladio Ensemble Aleph. Live Performance, Mazsalaca, Latvia, August 2010 (also see video documentation below) This piece was written for Ensemble Aleph: soprano, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello. This piece was … Continue reading