Avian Moments. for flute quartet: piccolo, Flute in C, Alto Flute and Bass Flute. Three short movements. Twittering, fluttering, trilling, floating upwards, spiraling in and out of tonality, these three short pieces mimic and explore birdsong, including the multi-phonics produced by an avian syrinx. This work is dedicated to Jayn Rosenfeld, flutist extraordinaire.
Solo Piano. last in a set of 13. Moderato. 2014. slippery tunes, punctuated by pauses, migrate up in tessitura, and are squeezed into precise and slightly harsh and hesitant phrases.
No. Twelve. Quickly. 2013. An official exploration of more twittering, finding ways to migrate from twittering to twittering and stuttering arpeggios.
for solo horn. 5′
A swirling tune played on a marimba disburses like ripples in a pond – in ever widening circles. Via fractured counterpoint it visits the song of a veery and an elegy before arriving at a jarring end.scored for ‘pierrot ensemble’ plus two percussionists. The first plays primarily marimba and vibraphone; the second plays wooden, hand […]
Prelude No. 11. 2005. Allegro. Thirds float upwards, almost in spirals.
Prelude No. 10. 2006 Moderato. After this prelude opens with a bold and cheery 12-tone march, the music slows down and speeds up at the same time, and expands outward in almost all dimensions.
Prelude No. 9: Adagio. initially simple, delicate and mercurial the music expands into the furious, indignant and complex culmination of the set of thirteen preludes. Hold onto your seat.
Prelude No. 8: Dramatically. 2002. Another big arch, with a tad more force applied.
Prelude No. 7: Adagio. 1997. A perfect arch of a piece.