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    2 0 1 5 (2015) 8’ for bflat clarinet/bass clarinet, harp, and cello.

    KUBA (2015) 15’ for tenor saxophone and electronics. Premiered by James Fusik at World Saxophone Congress 2015, Strasbourg, FR

   



   

   







    Shelter (2014) 15’ open instrumentation. Premiered by Concert Black and TIGUE at The DiMenna Center, New York, NY

  



     Trajectories (2014) varying duration for solo viola. Performed by Garth Knox at Etchings Festival 2014, Auvillar, France




    Hemorrhage for String Trio (2014) varying duration for violin, viola, and cello. Released as part of the Ebola Chapbook to benefit Doctors Without Borders. Performed by Hrabba Atladottir (violin), Ellen Roth Rose (viola), and Leighton Fong (cello). Recorded at Center for New Music and Technology (CNMAT), Berkeley, CA.

   

   


    Reduction (2014) 10’ for bass violin and transducer. Premiered by Richard Worn at Hertz Hall, Berkeley, CA   

    exordium (2013) 4’ for orchestra. Commissioned by Ostrava Days 2013. Premiered by Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Petr Kotík) at Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, CZ




    Diasporas (2013) 15’ for piano, soprano voice, saxophones, crotales and electronics. Commissioned by Color Field Ensemble. Premiered by Color Field Ensemble (featuring Karl Larson) at Constellation, Chicago, IL

    Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst. . . (2013) 5’ for soprano voice electric guitar  and electronics. Commissioned Ensemble Dal Niente. Premiered by Amanda DeBoer Bartlett and Jesse Langen at The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL

    Diasporas (2013) 15’ for piano, flute, bass flute, crotales and electronics. Commissioned by Karl Larson. Premiered by ECO Ensemble (featuring Karl Larson) at Hertz Hall, Berkeley, CA

    Diasporas (2013) 15’ for solo piano and electronics. Commissioned by Karl Larson. Premiered by Karl Larson at Firehouse Space, Brooklyn, NY

   








   




    From Nothing . . .  (2012) 9’ - for any number of pitch sustaining instruments. Premiered by Fred Frith and the Mills/UC Berkeley Improvisers at Mills College, Oakland CA.




    WAR PIGS (2011) 7’ - for solo percussionist including voice, 2 wood blocks, crotales, tubular bells, vibraphone, hi-hat, timbales, kick drum, and concert bass drum. Commissioned by Owen Weaver. Premiered by Owen Weaver at The Hartt School, Hartford, CT.

    Decantations III (2011) 30’ - for any number of pitch sustaining instruments, sruti boxes and electronics. This work incorporates the use of sruti boxes (easily playable indian drone instruments), playback from portable electronic devices, and any other portable instrument that participants choose to play. As long as the object can sustain a pitch it can be used. Participants are grouped together, each group having a different sequence of pitches and led by several sruti box players. The groups through varying locations within the given area, encountering other groups and the inherent sounds of the surroundings. Instructions for the performers are made according to the other groups and sounds encountered. Environmental sounds that occur in the given area are also assimilated and immersed within the drones. Finally all the groups meet creating a large and varying drone resolving to a finish. Premiered by Color Field Ensemble and the community of Madison, WI at Color Field Festival 2011, Capitol Square area, Madison WI. Performed at Bowling Green New Music Festival 2011,Minot Modern 2014, Minot, ND, and Make Music New York, Astoria, NY 2015.

    Walls of Jericho (2011-2013) installation for laptop computer, 22 speakers, and biodegradable sculptures. Collaborative work with sculptor, Adam T. Rush. Walls of Jericho is an installation consisting of several auto-destructive speaker-sculptures that undergo transformative processes through sound, ambient conditions, and time. Commissioned by Gallery Four, Baltimore, MD for installation in 2013.

    Decantations for 5 Voices (2011) 9’ - for 4 soprano voices and 1 mezzo soprano, 2 sruti boxes, rainstick, and electronics. Commissioned by Quince Vocal Ensemble. Premiered at The Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY. Appears on Quince Vocal Ensemble’s Realign the Time




    Siva Ranjani (2010) 5’ - for qanun, rubab, nay and gamelan ensemble. Premiered by the Fellows of the Bang on a Can Summer Institute and Festival 2010 at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

    Decantations (2010) 6’30 - for clarinet, bass clarinet, glockenspiel, percussion, electric guitar, piano, cello, contrabass, 2 sruti boxes and electronics. Premiered by the fellows of the Bang on a Can Summer Institute and Festival 2010, under the leadership of Evan Ziporyn (cl) at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

    Vinod is the Man on 3rd Ave. (2010) 5’40 - electronic work commissioned by The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation 2010

    Dualities (2009) 9’30 - for two violins and electronics.

    For Kenneth Bruce Gorelick (2009) 11’ - for soprano saxophone and electronics.

    Siva Ranjani (2009) 5’06 - for solo violin and electronics. Performed by Yonah Zur.

    TRANZ (2008) 5’43 - for laptop computer, analog effects processor, FM broadcaster, speaker array, and 18 portable radios. Commissioned by The Baltimore Museum of Art to coincide with the Franz West retrospective, To Build a House You Start With the Roof. Performed by the composer at Baltimore Museum of Art.

    Singularities (2008) 6’30 - for flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, trombone, percussion, piano, synthesizer, violin, and cello. Premiered by Talea Ensemble, Philosophy Hall, Columbia University. European Premiere by Ostravska Banda at Ostrava Days 2009.




    shoegaze (2007) 12’30 for string orchestra, oboe, contrabassoon, bass clarinet, bass trombone, tuba, piano, and electric guitar with floating tremolo

    shoegazing (2006) 6’04 - for flute, piccolo, bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and electronics. Premiered by counter)induction at Philosophy Hall, Columbia University

    Siva Ranjani (2005) 5’43 - for bass clarinet, harmonium, violin, viola, and cello. Premiered by counter)induction at the Yamaha Center, New York City

    Worn Grooves (2003) 12’32 - for CD/Tape. Worn Grooves is an algorithmic composition constructed of repeated samples taken from acetate test pressings created by the composer. With successive recurrences the vinyl degrades until it is unable to play. Another version was created using mp3 compression as the degrading process. Created for the Computer Music Center, Columbia University.