Cherish Little Things
2019 - FAirbanks, AK
July 23, 2019 at Davis Hall, University of Alberta Fairbanks
Performed by Corvus - Andie (Violin), Alex (Bb Clarinet, Alto Saxophone), and Joe (Percussion).
Composed during the Composing in the Wilderness Denali Adventure 2019
2016 - toronto, on, canada
April 13, 2016 at Alliance Francaise Spadina Theatre.
Performed by Zorana Sadiq (soprano), Wesley Shen (piano), and Daniel Morphy (percussion).
Composed in 2016 for the SoundStreams Emerging Composer Workshop.
Petrichor is an enigmatic score mixing narrative and visual elements to craft a fragmented memory. The performers collaborate to decrypt a forgotten age-old rain ritual.
picnic / for the number of man + 1
2015 edmonton, ab, canada
Generative graphic score / Ritual instruction set.
Picnic is an eclectic graphic score packed with For the Number of Man +1. Both are vague, but demanding. Placing performers in an alternate mode of rehearsal, Picnic is unknowable and sealed until performance, while For the Number of Man +1 makes unconventional requests of the musicians in preparation for the performance.
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2014 - art farm, marquette, ne
Moonbeam is a work for solo double bass; it explores iterative loop notation.
septick: adumbrations for septet
2014 - edmonton, ab, canada
String Quartet and Flute, F Horn, and Clarinet.
SEPTICK is composed of seven parts; three movements for septet along with three interludes and a codetta for smaller fractions of the ensemble. Only the final two movements of SEPTICK are ordered concretely, and the other five movements can occur in any order.
The piece uses a variety of restrictions to produce a wide range of elements. Almost every movement is limited to seven pitches, and those that do not adhere are composed of ranges of pitches represented by line drawings.
Note: I have since learned adumbrations is probably not a word.
Karayn: An edifice of emptiness
2014 - edmonton, ab, canada
String Quartet. Cycles of emptiness and shadows; a lone voice hangs amidst the whispers. Ebb and flow. The cycles expand and contract; stretching, breathing, dying.
Shadows coalesce into statues, and the lone voice tenses, pulling away. Frustration.
Struggling, attempting flight. Transformed, the lone voice becomes the shadow, the emptiness. Dissipation.
Heralding from 2012 at SoundSCAPE in Maccagno, Italy - Behemyphos is a storybook score with drawings by James Tackett. Both absurd and difficult, the work for Piano four hands follows the little monster Behemyphos and his pet bird Chuck on their adventurous day.
Chamber Works in Chronological Order
Cherish Little Things 2019
Violin, Clarinet/Alto Saxophone, Percussion
Translation on the Grid (In Progress) 2018
Electric Violin, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass / Voice, Drums
Empty Maker 2018
Soprano, Piano, Percussion
Blue Moon Pale Breath 2015
Picnic / For the Number of Man + 1 2015
Clear Shapes 2014
Ignant Bliss 2014
Septick: Adumbration of Solution and Fragmentation 2014
Karayn: An Edifice of Emptiness 2013
Stations of the Suburban Mind 2013
Apes and Essence 2012