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Improvisation for Electronics and Voice

Live improvisation featuring Max Alper.

‘Glitch Studies’ for Laptop and Drum Set

Three pieces for laptop and electronics featuring Clint Mobley on Drum Set. Premiered April 27, 2013.


Premiered May 3, 2012 at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music by Markus Ling – piano; Will Pearson – aux piano; myself performing electronics

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Dazu Huike Presents His Severed Arm To The First Patriarch

Premiered May 9, 2012 at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music by Nathan Bellott – alto saxophone; Dan Coleman – electric guitar; Dean Torrey – bass guitar; Cameron Wisch – drum set; myself playing on a no-input mixing setup with additional electronics

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Dionysian Embryonics

Premiered April 28, 2011 at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music by the Parallel Brass Quintet (Zach Wilson and Colin Mainella – trumpets; Lauren McKinney – horn; Claude Fried – Trombone; Santino Lo – tuba)

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A Universal Oscillation

Premiered December 7, 2010 at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music by the Purchase New Music Ensemble (Maeve O’Hara – violin; Clerida Eltime – cello; Anna Birnbaum – harp; Jon Graber – electronics)

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Structured improvisation for guitar, Fender Rhodes, bass, and drum set (multimedia
collaboration with film)
Premiered March 5, 2010 by the Dana Malseptic Quartet (Dana Malseptic, Nick Llerandi, Walter Stinson, and Pat
Morrison) at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. This piece was written as part of a multimedia
collaboration between film student, Dan Bida, and a group of jazz studies majors. This is a structured
improvisation piece which incorporates some of my theoretical ideas that focus on form. It involves taking the total
duration, dividing it in halves and ‘halves of halves’, and then deriving sections using the golden ratio to be
superimposed over those sections. These segments then determine change in timbre, pitch material, or other
variations in musical material. The composition is in palindrome form and uses numerology taken from the
hexagrams in the ‘I Ching’ (‘Book of Changes’).

A sound installation version of 10’49” was presented as part of a student-run art show titled Fluxus Friday on October 15, 2010

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Synchromy No. 1

Performances March 7, 2010 and June 10, 2012 at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music by Joseph Munoz, conducted by Dr. Courtney Jones.

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