Violin

Vocalise for the Naked Emperor

Vocalise for the Naked Emperor

In 2021 the teen-age environmental activist Greta Thunberg made a stir by saying, “…our emperors are naked,” referring to newly minted corporate reports on carbon offsets. Ever since hearing Greta’s remark, I’ve been remembering that when I read The Emperor’s New...

Fast Fish

Fast Fish

An ode to freshwater fish.  In four scenes, evoking sparkling ponds in spring, pristine streams, the grief from losing a fish population from overfishing and the gentle movement of magnificent Brook Trout huddling in a deep pool in hot, dry August. For fl, cl/ bass...

Variations / Obsessions

Variations / Obsessions

Variations / Obsessions  9'   for flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, cello. Story-like tunes, unfolding into a song that loops back on itself. Commissioned and premiered by Parnassus Contemporary Music Ensemble, Anthony Korf, conductor.  Merkin Hall, NY. Listen...