This piece reflects on these ideas, and on family, loss, and how, even in the absence of memories, we imagine who we are.
Alba is loosely based on the most famous troubadour abla, or dawn song, Reis Glorios, by Giraut de Bornelh (c.1140 – 1200). The poem, like most albas, reflects on the closing of a tryst at the end of the night as dawn approaches.
Love Songs for Solo Bassoon illustrates various aspects of love, and incorporates the extraordinary variety of colors available to the bassoonist.
Three contrasting early intermediate level songs. The first, a harmonically unsettled complaint, the second, a flamenco flourish, and the third, a wistful lute song.
Each and every key of the piano is played only once. The notation is spatial, leaving room for interpretation and drama.
This lighthearted intermediate level piano work is about wiggling. Slippery harmonies give way to a writhing accompaniment and jaunty melody.
Written in memory of six students at the University of California, Santa Barbara who were killed by gun violence on May 23rd, 2014. Originally for two violins and piano, A Dream of Spring works equally well as a duet for any two treble instruments.
0r161N was inspired by the imaginative intersection of biology and technology. I translated the beginning of Darwin’s “Origin of Species” into binary code, and then spliced it into patterns which were translated into musical material.