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Deus Ex Machina
There are pieces of 20 th century music that attempt to combine acoustic instruments with electric guitars, almost always at the expense of the identity of one or the other group. My dissertation work, Deus ex Machina, for ...
Through a Network of Lines That Interlace
Through a Network of Lines that Interlace is a piece for a trio of voices—two tenors and one soprano—and 5.1 surround sound fixed media. One of the tenors must be able to sing overtones, and there are optional, fully notated ...
The Labyrinthine Trilogy represents the culmination of my studies at The University at Buffalo. The piece's generating idea comes from the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series of children's books and my growing desire to ...
Stress Test examines the boundaries between post-modern popular music and twenty-first century western art music.
"Singing Forgetting" for chamber orchestra
Singing Forgetting is a composition for chamber orchestra. The title of this work is a quotation of Zhuangzi's 'sitting-forgetting' adapted to a musical context, hence 'singing' instead of 'sitting'. 'Sitting-forgetting' ...
down / among the altitudes
down/among the altitudes is a composition for fourteen instruments (piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, tenor trombone, percussion [crotales and vibraphone], piano, two violins, viola, cello, and double ...
"Indigo Sun" for 13 players
This dissertation consists of a work for chamber orchestra which explores sonic color. In this exploration of combined timbral and pitch possibilities, there is a "blurring of boundaries" between the elements of pitch and ...
Sound-House is a twenty minute composition for contrabassoon, alto saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, harp, accordion, violin, cello and contrabass. It was composed from September 2006 to March 2007 with ...
Transperformance: Transgendered reading strategies, contemporary American literature
Contemporary literary criticism and theory often unproblematically positions the figure of the transgender as an idealized site of liberation from the constraints of binary gender identity without taking into account the ...
This piece was born from my meeting with the Shakespearean Mercutio and specifically from the "dynamics" and the "motions" of abstraction, from the transcendence with which the character reflects the unknowable motions ...