about

I make music to look into the inner lives of things. I have made music for supermarket, demolition district, and the dark. My interests include the guqin (ancient Chinese zither), slowness, falling, feelings, capitalism, zombies, and Western classical music.  

Recent projects:  tracing glass through a demolished house in Hangzhou, an opera of the little mermaid, human windchimes, and supermarket music.






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photo by S. Van Dyck



Recent:
July 23, 2014
   Oceans in Oceans, for 13 players, at Composers Conference, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA.

June 19-22, 2014
   Ensemble DieOrdnungDerDinge performs Adagio, for faces listening to Bruckner, at TAK in Kreuzberg, Berlin.

June 2, 2013
   Just posted The woods are miles to sleep to sleep, for guqin and a recording of the Pacific Crest Trail by Nat Evans, for his The Tortoise and His Raincoat: Music for a Very Long Walk, a 2,600 mile journey and musical collaboration to be released on Quakebasket Records in 2015.

May 29, 2014
   The movement of glass through a house at Conduit Arts in Victoria, Australia, curated by James Rushford.

May 24, 2014
   Made in China, Made in California, for video and ensemble, performed by Chamber Cartel in Atlanta, Georgia.

May 18, 2014
   Ensemble Pamplemousse performs Tragedy: Love Duet at Clemente Solo Velez Cultural Center in New York.

May 11-17, 2014
   Hoods, a chamber opera, featuring Jessica Aszodi, Natalie Moran, Stephanie Aston & Stephen Lewis:
Los Angeles - Sunday, May 11, 7 p.m. - the wulf.
San Diego - Saturday, May 17, 7 p.m. - Experimental Theatre, Conrad Prebys Music Building, UCSD

May 6, 2014
   Adagio, for faces and Bruckner, at the PODIUM Festival in Esslingen, curated/performed by Iñigo Giner Miranda and ensemble.

April 17, 2014
   Relationships with Gravity, new work for violin, piano, guqin, video, and events commissioned by the MATA Festival at The Kitchen in New York.

April 15, 2014
   A spatialized screening of The movement of glass through a house, at XX, Conrad Prebys Music Center in San Diego.

April 13, 2014
  The 24 - taichi practitioners wearing motion-sensitive oscillators sonify warm-up exercises and the Yang style 24-form sequence - at Birch Aquarium in La Jolla.

March 17, 2014
   Luis Tabuenca performs The Sport of Cooking, for marimba and objects, at University of Arkansas.

Feb. 9, 2014
   Guqin performance with Wooden Fish Ensemble, Old First Concerts, San Francisco.

October, 2013
   Made in China, Made in California, for video and ensemble, premiered by Now Hear Ensemble as part of their Made in California tour: Mills, Stanford, REDCAT- L.A.

Aug. 28, 2013
   Luis Tabuenca premieres The Sport of Cooking, for marimba and objects, at Tempora Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.

June 12, 2013
   Ensemble This, Ensemble That performs Adagio, for slow-moving faces, Flatterschaft Lokal, Basel, Switzerland.

June 6, 2013
   Nicolee Kuester performs Overtures, a melody, San Diego, CA.

May 13, 2013
   Chris Clarino premieres Threads, for ASL interpreter strung to chimes at a distance and a story on tape, in New York.

February 7, 2013
   Brandon Bell performs What we swallow turns around, for timpano and objects, Houston, TX.

Jan. 11-29
   The movement of glass through a house, video installation, at Green Box, 天鸿美和院艺术展示中心, 杭州富阳银湖开发区320国道与九龙大道东口 (Hangzhou).

Jan. 12
   Pieces for Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, with Chen Meifang, Shi Ruizhang, and Shen Ruilan, as part of Elementals of Social Space, led by Bo Zheng.

Jan. 7, 2013
   How to assemble a, flarfplay-cantata for 6 voices, was recorded by Nathaniel Flagg, Alex Gibbs, Hana Kucharovicova, Anna-Maija Rissanen, Daniel Rojas Santacruz, and myself, in Hangzhou. [score]

Dec. 14, 2012
   A .giftranslation at Monaddigital.net WebExhibition, "A .gif for you," curated by Hana Kucharovicova and Monaddigital, China Academy of Art.

   At "The Party," Chamber Cartel performs cut up sleep red stars round me, for ensemble, at Poem 88 in Atlanta, GA, 7-11 p.m.

Dec. 10, 2012
   How to assemble a, flarfplay-cantata  for 6 voices, will be included in Psychiana's upcoming issue on "Invisibility."

Nov. 10-17, 2012
   Installation and performance:  The movement of glass through a house - at Zhuantang Demolition District, Hangzhou, curated by Wang Ziyue.

Oct. 31, 2012
   Performance events:  Crossing the bridge and Rocking the boat - at Xixi Wetlands Gardens, Hangzhou, curated by Liu Xiao.

Sept. 15, 2012
    Human Windchimes:  The Menil Collection, performed by Brandon Bell, Andy Keller, and Lindsey Pietrek, Houston, TX.

Aug. 26, 2012
    ache bind blind break was premiered by Talea Ensemble at the Harvard Summer Composition Institute, Paine Hall, Cambridge, MA.

July 20, 2012
    Transcription of guqin tuning for supermarket, for solo performer, was selected for Closet Music, a book of imaginary music edited by Janet Oates.

July 14, 2012
    We rerecorded Momentum (a round on a poem by Heather Gordon) for the wulf., with Christine Tavolacci, Jess Basta, Adrian Tenney, and Laura Steenberge - for "rounds," to be released on the wulf. records.

June 17, 2012
    Persimmons, a round on poetry by Li-Young Lee, to Yvonne Wu, Karl Pilato, and the wulf. community.

March 18-April 13, 2012
    Throw me light, for percussion trio in the dark, was premiered by NorthArc Percussion Group, Strike/ Illuminate tour - Griegakademiet, Bergen, Norway; Capitol, Stockholm, Sweden; Syddansk Musikkonservatorium, Odense, Denmark; Musikkonservatoriet i Tromsø, Norway; Bodø Kulturhus, Norway; Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland


Feb. 24, 2012

    Britney Whitney Clark Kent Is Not A Disguise, dance dance concerto for flute and orchestra on tape - premiered by Berglind Thomasdottir, CPMC Experimental Theater, La Jolla, CA.


Nov. 4, 2011
    New Music for Percussion - a video of percussionist Dustin Donahue and new works by Paul Hembree, Andrew Allen, and me

Oct. 25, 2011
    Human Windchimes:  Staircases of Doom - Kelli Moore, Jasmine Wang, Brian Griffeath-Loeb, Grace Leslie, and myself - "y53K," curated by Eliza Slavet, ARTifact Gallery, Sixth College, UCSD

Oct. 21, 2011
    What we swallow turns around, for timpano - premiered by Dustin Donahue, CPMC Experimental Theater, La Jolla, CA

Sept. 18, 2011
    Just In Case, A Few Extra Sinkings of the Sun, an amoeba sunset play - premiered by Brian Griffeath-Loeb, Maggie Hasspacher, Christian Paiz, and myself, at sunset, on Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles Road Concerts.

Aug. 30, 2011
    Wilder Shores of Love was performed again by Ostravska Banda at Ostrava Days 2011, Czech Republic

Aug. 6, 2011
       We are small and wee and we eat the house down - commissioned and premiered by The Gliss Quintet, New York

April 11, 2011
    Wilder Shores of Love, commissioned and premiered by Petr Kotik conducting The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble and Ostravska Banda at Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, reviewed by Allan Kozinn in The New York Times and Harry Rolnick in ConcertoNet.