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SELECTED WORKS

Below you will find some recent works which have either been premiered or are scheduled for performance in the near future.  To see a full list of works, see the bottom of the page.

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IEDE ZAI

song cycle for soprano & ensemble

IEDE-ZAI, a song cycle for Soprano and ensemble, is a culmination and emergent intersection between different passion projects which I have focused attention on for the past two years.

SIRKŪLAROM

for orchestra

Sirkūlarom is an Euroźi word with a rather particular meaning: the process by which the familiar world around you (physical or emotional) becomes strange through a progression of abrupt changes. Through the use of the orchestra, I aim to paint this process through multiple different perspectives of timbre within the orchestra.
Formulaically, I put the direct translation of “unending circle worlds” to use through a calculated chaos of small forms imbedded within large forms. This sentiment is additionally echoed within the fragmented echoes of initial theme groups which unfold throughout the work. It is only after leaning into this directional diversity that the piece may take its shape.

1ONDON-MONIT9R

concerto for piano and eight instruments

This concerto originally started as a constructional commentary about the
“eyes” of London moving to become integrated with facial recognition, but
soon evolved into a response to technology’s role in a global pandemic
within the third decade of the 21st century.

Over the course of three movements/parts, this piece demonstrates the
summary of the construction, learning and full application of an AI driven
structure which can construct and control an entire network of information
amidst chaotic events.

quintet for clarinet, trumpet, violin, doublebass and piano

Beton Ugolkí or 'Concrete Angles' is a work composed for the Lontano Ensemble set for premiere and recording in February 2020.  The piece highlights the mechanical and urban qualities of each instrument as well as post-modern quality of life in the modern urban setting.

for two violins

Premiered and recorded in London in November 2019 by members of the Lontano Ensemble, Eliksokot captures the prevailing moments of calm amidst chaos.

TORSO

for four violins and string orchestra

TORSO is a piece centered around sculpting the reaction of the human upper body to anxiety and uncertainty in sound.  


TORSO was premiered by the Janáček Filharmonie in Ostrava, Czechia on June 6th, 2020 and will be released on Navona Records on March 12, 2021.

MITHRIDATES

for orchestra

Premiered by the Moravian Philharmonic in April of 2019, Mithridates was my first large work for orchestra as well as my first collaboration with PARMA Recordings and the label Navona Records.

LIST OF WORKS

ORCHESTRAL
Mithridates
TORSO
Symphony Which Falls Over Itself
Sinfonia 'Dostoevsky'

OPERA
Nous

CONCERTANTE
Affektenlehre: Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra
1ONDON-MONIT9R: Concerto for PIano and Eight Instruments


CHAMBER
Eliksokot for Two Violins

Beton Ugolkí for Quintet

IEDE-ZAI for Soprano and Ensemble
Partita for Piano, Fortepiano and Harpsichord
Answering Machines for Quartet
...and the rain for Cello Duo
++ for Octet
Hiemal for Quintet
Backscatter for Blockflöte, Panflutes and Feedback Loop


SOLO
Two Movements for Piano
Random Access Klavier
Rhythms of the Sphere
Mo'Tri for Flute
Sonata for Organ
Calliope for Horn


ELECTRONIC (Fixed)

Cyber/Strings/Attached

Cloud Things

IN PROGRESS:

C:Change for Orchestra

Work for Flute and Guitar Duo

Work for Syntax Ensemble

Work for Brightwork Ensemble

 
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CLOUD THINGS

for fixed playback

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