Selected Performances

Untitled (2013; 10') for solo piano. Performed by James Iman, Otterbein University, April 2014.

Three Pieces for Flute and Alto Saxophone (2013; 12'). Performed by Erin Helgeson Torres and Michael Rene Torres, Columbus, March 2014.

Osu (2012; 1') for flute and two saxophones. “Microcommission” by the Ohio State University New Music Collective. Performed by Erin Helgeson Torres, Michael Torres and Casey Grev at Ohio State University, May 2012 and June 2012.

(2012; 8') for soprano and flute. Text by Herman Cain. Performed by Lucy Shelton and Matteo Cesari in San Diego, May 2012.

Still Life with Benzedrine and CNN
(2012; 10') for flute, two saxophones, trumpet, trombone, two percussion, two synthesizers, two violins, viola and cello). Performed by Alarm Will Sound on the Carnegie Hall “American Mavericks” series (New York, March 2012).

The Overcoat (2010; five songs). String arrangements inspired by Xenakis and Penderecki for the self-titled rock album by the Overcoat, released April 2011.

Rarescale (2010; 9') for alto flute and piano. Performed by Carla Rees and William Fried (San Diego, February 2011).

Red Light (2009, revised 2010; 9') for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola and cello. Performed by Red Light Ensemble (San Diego, January 2010; performed again at Symphony Space, New York in September 2010).

Sixteen Sound Bites (2008; 40’) for flute, two clarinets, two percussion, piano, and string quartet. Recorded in December 2008 in San Diego as part of the requirement for completion of dissertation.

Blanks (2008; 7’) for saxophone and piano. Recorded by the Kenners (San Diego, March 2008). Rewritten for objects and piano, and performed by the composer with Ian Power (San Diego, November 2008).

Five Pieces (2007; 12’) for flute, clarinet, piano and percussion. Premiered by the Wet Ink Ensemble at Symphony Space (New York, December 2007).

Untitled (2007; 10’) for voice, strings, prepared piano, and two percussionists. Premiered with the composer singing the vocal part (San Diego, May 2007).

String Quartet (2007; 11’) recorded by the Arditti Quartet (San Diego, March 2007) and performed by Ensemble Surplus at Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, Germany, August 2007).

They Couldn’t Help It (2006; 8’) for one percussionist playing two vibraphones. Premiered (San Diego, November 2006) at a Red Fish Blue Fish concert and performed again (San Diego, February 2007) by Steven Schick.

(2005; 8’) for clarinet, bass clarinet, string quartet and percussion. Premiered with the composer playing viola (San Diego, October 2005).

Tether (2004/5; 8’) for prepared piano. Premiered by Mark Polesky (San Diego, January 2005). Performed by Walter Frank at Greenwich House Music School (New York, September 2005) and at Wesleyan University (Middletown CT, February 2006). Performed by Yvonne Lee at the Darmstadt Summer Courses (Darmstadt, Germany, August 2006). Performed by David Broome at a concert of the Red Light Ensemble at Chelsea Art Museum (New York, February 2009).

A Metal Door Opens… (2003; 10’) for string quartet. Premiered by the Flux Quartet (Middletown, Connecticut, October 2003).

Short Piece for Orchestra
(2003; 4’) performed by the Wesleyan University Orchestra (Middletown, Connecticut, February 2003) and the Ostrava Center for New Music festival orchestra (Ostrava, Czech Republic, August 2003).