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Compositions and Performances

20s and Earlier

2003-2009 Two Preludes, after Frederic Chopin

2006 (Revised 2016) Media Games
Multimedia work with various games exploring new media philosophies that began as a chess board in which anybody could add a project as a square to be played interactively, and included the works: Sound-Painting Sequence, To Be Heard, Scattered Piece, Redial, Pick a Color.

2006 (Revised 2016) To Be Heard, Not Listened To
Music is selected for handheld devices, participants must find partners with matching music by movement alone.

2006 Text Piece
Text instructions for a piece, performed at Berklee in 2006 on Two Pianos.

2006 Generative Music
A concept-piece in which music is generated from combinations and patterns.

2006 Patterns (Scattered Piece)
Short fragments of the piece were scattered around the Berklee campus and put in between piano strings.

2006 Sound-Cancellation Piece (Revised 2017, from a 2006 concept)
The listener or audience stands in the middle of two speakers that rotate on a circumference, as the inverse of Siren Piece.

2006 Sound-Painting Sequence
A short animation with bursts of sound and paintings, as part of Media Games.

2006 Pick a Color
An experimental text piece of music where each improviser picks a color and follows instructions for the color. First performed at OSU Urban Arts Space on October 21, 2010 with Rocco di Pietro, Larry Marotta, Ryan Jewel, and Abigail Fabyan. Studio version included on the Four Experimental Works Compilation.

2006 Redial for Mobile Phones
A ring tone piece in the style of Terry Riley. It was performed on six pianos at Berklee in March 2006 with the intention of future multi-location performances.

2007-2008 Gradus ad Parnassum and Studies
A study of counterpoint with over 200 small pedagogical pieces and many canons.

2009 Two Inventions for Ohio Musicians.

2009 Four Fugues
From various periods.

2009 Quartet
A classical quartet.

2006-12 Music of the Spheres and Surprise Indonesia
An electro acoustic piece using sounds from a gamelan ensemble and electronics. Included in the performance was Music of the Spheres, Visual Scores for a Spatial Interactive Instrument. It was performed at Skylab Gallery in Columbus Ohio on May 1, 2010 with Andrew Rahman. Included on the Four Experimental Works compilation. The 2017 revision maps the pitch space used in the piece to a sphere, and includes one possible spherical mapping of red, green, and blue light for a performance in a geodesic dome.

2010 Spectral Music (Revised 2017)
A piece using manipulated sounds and generative music. It was performed at Skylab Gallery in Columbus Ohio on May 1, 2010 with Andrew Rahman on Tibetan singing bowl and Robin Baidya on violin. Included on the Four Experimental Works compilation. The 2017 revision demonstrates how to create spectral compositions using spheres to notate the composition, though is not a score for the original piece.

2004-10 (Revised 2017) Moon Phases
A minimalist piece written as an homage to Terry Riley based on the phases of the moon. It was started in high school and finished several years later. Its first performance was at OSU Urban Arts Space with Rocco di Pietro, Larry Marotta, and Abigail Fabyan on October 21, 2010. Included on the Four Experimental Works compilation. The 2017 revision adds an additional phase as an alternate ending and other minor alternate changes for phases.

2002-2010 Three Piano Sonatas
In three movements each. Influences from the Classical, Impressionist, and Modern eras. The minuet from the second was recorded as Nouveau Idiot Savant and included on Other Ways of Seeing. Performed at Skylab Gallery in Summer 2010.

2010 The Garden of Eden Symphony Movement for Orchestra

2010 Sound-Mass, after Meredith Monk

2012 (Revised 2016) Siren Piece (Revised from Siren Installation, 2012)

2013 Text Octet in 8 Parts

2013 (Revised 2016) Songs of the Zodiac for Glass Bottles or Voices (Revised from Zodiac for Audience Voices, 2013) Performed at the International Noise Conference in Columbus Ohio, 2013

2013 Sephirot, for Violin and Piano as part of The Rooms

2014 Visual Octet in 8 Parts

2014-2015 Scores from The Rooms

1. Sephirot
2. Colosseum
3. The Baths
4. The Birdcage
5. An Illusion
6. The Assembly
7. The Carnival
8. The Dining Hall
9. The Boat
10. The Fountain
11. The Planetarium
12. The Throne
13. The Ark
14. The Armory
15. The Concert Hall
16. The Dressing Room
17. The Bedroom
18. The Gymnasium
19. The Garden
20. The Library
21. The Sanctuary (10 Million Points of Light)
22. The Void

2015 Nature Studies for Piano

2016 Harmonic Etude for Guitars or Stringed Instruments

2015-2016 Pulses, revised as Epistemology, for The Rooms


2017 Music for the Sake of Making Music

1. Mountain Brook
2. Blues and Ragas
3. Japanese Counterpoint
4. Gamelan
5. African Landscapes
6. Staircases and Illusions
7. Harmonic Soundscape
8. Jazz Etude, from Sephirot
9. Long Patterns
10. Shorthand
11. Mbira Theme
12. Native American Flute Polyphony
13. Tarka Polyphony
14. Ragas and Binaural Beats
15. Singing Bowls and Binaural Beats
16. Open Space
17. Ocean
18. Memory
19. Middle-Eastern
20. Reflections
21. Persian Invention
22. Dreamscape
23. Demarcations
24. Alchemy Processes for Partners
25. Circular Hocket

2017 Music from Fountain I-XXII

2017 Alchemy Cards
A card game for creating and enhancing works in any medium.

2017 Music for Chess (from a 2005 concept)
Score with instructions for playing a chess game with music and creating additional musical chess sets and game variations.

2017 Winds (from a 2005 sketch)
A revisited early work with many polytonal chords and graphic notation for techniques.

2017 Geodesics

1. Poles
2. Meridians
3. Tropics (Equator)
4. Gyroscope