Some excerpts of concert music from the last decade. Recent interdisciplinary works can be found on the projects page.
Norumbega, was commissioned by M. T. Anderson for a Midsummer Eve concert in Northern Vermont. The string quartet offers a fanciful and unfaithful rendering of Vermont folk music.
Inhumati is a piece about buried voices. It was inspired by a radio piece I heard during the Arab Spring about deserting Libyan troops that were buried alive in bunkers, and the rebels who heard them beneath the sand and started digging holes everywhere. This piece uses difference tones, a psychoacoustic phenomenon produced by close harmonies in high registers, to create imagined voices in the ears of the listener.
Sólo una cosa no hay. Es el olvido.– Jorge Luis Borges, “Everness”
Dios, que salva el metal, salva la escoria
Escoria, commissioned by Third Coast Percussion, is derived from the a spectral analysis of the gaps and pauses in Jorges Luis Borges’ recording of the poem “Everness.”
Eurydissos reworks materials from Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo in a meditation on the histories of musical expressivity and a Western fascination with the tragic.