compositions

IN PROGRESS

  • TVA Fragments for flute, clarinet, banjo, cello and piano (projected at 20’).
    Commissioned by Chris Grymes and Open G.
  • Adaptation of Bearwallow by Jeremy Jones; instrumentation TBD (projected at 90′).
    Supported by NC Arts Council Composition Fellowship 2017-18.

LARGE ENSEMBLE

  • Warped + Wefted for orchestra (2014, 22’).
    Commissioned by NewMusic@ECU.
  • This World May Lose Its Motion: Fantasy-Variations on Two Appalachian Ballads for classical guitar and orchestra (2012), 20’.
    Commissioned by NewMusic@ECU and the East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra.
  • Exorcisms for orchestra (2008), 9’30”.
    Commissioned by NewMusic@ECU and the East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra.
  • An Alternative Community for multiple ensembles and live video manipulation (2004-2011), 60’.
    Text by Charles Jester; video compiled by Bill Noland. Supported by NC Arts Council Composition Fellowships, 2003-4 and 2007-8.
  • Cultural Studies for brass quartet, rock band, and amplified string quartet (2003), 25’.
    Doctoral dissertation.
  • SIDE 1 for woodwind quartet, brass quartet, string quartet, electric guitar and drum set (2000), 18’

SMALL ENSEMBLE

  • Smile and Nod Knowingly for English horn, alto saxophone, electric guitar, electric bass, piano, drum set, and electronics (2008), 10’.
    Commissioned by pulsoptional. Release forthcoming.
  • Silver Smile for English horn, bassoon, electric guitar, electric bass and drum set (2007), 9’.
    Commissioned by pulsoptional. Release forthcoming.
  • Mountain Music for soprano saxophone and string quartet (2006), 15’.
    Commissioned by the Ciopmi Quartet and Branford Marsalis.
  • aesthetics.politics.literacy for variable instrumentation and electronics (2005), 45’.
    Commissioned by the Ackland Art Museum (UNC Chapel Hill).
  • I Heart Rosa Luxemburg… for English horn, alto saxophone, electric guitar, electric bass percussion and electronics (2005), 9’30”.
    Commissioned by pulsoptional. Released on pulsoptional (FFR-001), 2007.
  • Arrangements of What’s This and Fabric by Henry Cowell, for oboe, bassoon, marimba, electric guitar, electric bass, piano, and electronics (2004), 6’ total.
    Commissioned by pulsoptional, with support from the Henry Cowell Performance Initiative (American Music Center).
  • What Chaos Received Bounds for violin, bassoon, electric guitar, electric bass, piano and drum set (2004), 5’
    Commissioned by pulsoptional. Released on pulsoptional (FFR-001), 2007.
  • “… move on the colored flood” for oboe, violin, viola and contrabass (2001), 6’.
    Commissioned by the Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of the East.
  • table of content for flute (C and alto), clarinet, viola, cello, piano and percussion (2001), 8’30”.

SOLO/DUO

  • Last Chance for Jimalong for two marimbas (2016, 8’).
    Commissioned by Colin Williams.
  • Nonalignment Pact for solo piano (2009), 2’30”.
    Commissioned by pulsoptional for the For John [McDonald] piano album.
  • For Jennifer Fitzgerald for violin and piano (2008), 16’.
    Commissioned by John McDonald and Tufts University.
  • Social Movements for flute (C and alto) and piano (2006), 12’.
    Commissioned by Christopher Chaffee and the Dayton Chamber Music Guild. Released on Four Prayers (Open G), 2015.
  • deviations (from crossing the bow shock) for bass trombone and electronics (2004), 7’.
    Commissioned by Aaron Misenheimer/Gold Branch Music for the NC Bass Trombone Project.
  • Petites Bagatelles for prepared piano (2003), 8’.
    Commissioned by Jennifer Fitzgerald.
  • VLC for solo cello (2000), 9’.
    Commissioned by Wayne Smith.

VOCAL

  • Fragment (September)/Hum for soprano, electric guitars, percussion and piano (2013), 16’.
    Text by Ann Lauterbach. Commissioned by Louise Toppin.
  • The hours, keepers of Heaven for large choir (2002), 8’.
    Text by Larry Eigner. Commissioned by the North Carolina Governor’s School.
  • Facing for soprano and string quartet (1999), 11’30”.
    Text by May Swenson.

FIXED MEDIA

  • Soundscape for the play A Shadow of Himself (d. Jody McAuliffe) (2007), 75’.
    Commissioned by Duke Theater Studies.
  • Soundscape for the play House of Desires (d. Rafael Lopez-Barrantes) (2006), 90’.
    Collaboration with pulsoptional. Commissioned by Duke Theater Studies.
  • Soundscape for the play The Special Prosecutor (w. and d. Jody McAuliffe) (2006), 90’.
    Collaboration with pulsoptional. Commissioned by Duke Theater Studies.
  • Soundscape for the play Safe House (d. Jody McAuliffe) (2004), 75’.
    Commissioned by Burning Coal Theater Company.
  • Soundscape for the play Why Things Burn (d. Jody McAuliffe) (2003), 55’.
    Commissioned by Duke Theater Studies, for the national conference of the American Society of Theater Research.
  • Soundtrack for the film First Note (w. and d. John Meyers) (2003), 15’.
    In circulation on DVD through Music Educators National Conference.
  • SEIZURESOUND for electronic sound and multiple playback sources (2000) [installation].
    Commissioned by the transmissions oo3 festival.

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