Where I Should Look

whereishouldlookWhere I Should Look for soprano and piano was commissioned by the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2004. The small amount of text in the piece comes from email conversations with Katie Glover, although the text is largely obscured.

The majority of the music is untexted.

The piece unfolds in 7 unnamed movements.

duration: 12:00

Example pages:

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Krupa

krupaKrupa was co-written by Noah Keesecker. It is an improvisation for data gloves, and modified-trumpet. The piece uses footage of a drum solo by Gene Krupa to generate beat-like textures. The video of the solo is projected while the data gloves cut and loop the video footage in real time. The modified trumpet adds texture with sustain and chordal accompaniment.

Duration: 9 – 15:00

Four-Fourty

440440 was written in collaboration with Noah Keesecker in 2003. The piece is a quartet, with each performer having two sensor controllers (one in each hand). Each performer slowly manipulates a pitch to create complex beating between the other pitches. The sensor controllers were built by J. Anthony Allen and Craig Sapp.

440 was premiered at the Peabody Conservatory with subsequent performances at the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts (Minneapolis), and the Music at the Anthology Festival (MATA) in New York City.

Duration: 8:12

Performance Pictures:

440 Performance Interface

440 Performance Interface













Scott Petersen performing 440

Scott Petersen performing 440

Still Life

stilllifeStill Life for steel drum ensemble (pan ensemble) was commissioned by Greg Secor and Grand Valley State University Steel Drum Ensemble. It was written in 2000, and premiered at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, MI.

The concept for this piece was to fuse Caribbean timbres with post-minimalistic rhythmic and harmonic concepts. Still Life is dedicated to an old (but not forgotten) friend.

Duration: 7:00

Score Excerpts:

Still Life, Page 1

Still Life, Page 1

En Souvenir

ensouvenirEn souvenir for guitar and violin was written in 2001. It was premiered at Grand Valley State University with the composer on guitar and Tatyana Petrenko on violin. It has been performed both on classical (nylon) guitar, and on electric guitar. Duration: 5:12

Disquietude

disquietudeDisquietude for 4 electric guitars and 2 cellos was inspired in part by ambient works of Aphex Twin, and in part by Radiohead’s Airbag. The four guitars create a “sound mass,” while the cellos add textural accompaniment. The work was written in 2003, and premiered at the University of Minnesota.

Duration: 9:22

Score Excerpts:

Disquietude, Page 1 (Score)

Disquietude, Page 1 (Score)

Disquietude, Page 2 (Score)

Disquietude, Page 2 (Score)

Disquietude, Page 16 (Score)

Disquietude, Page 16 (Score)

To The Deepest Depths I Peered

To The Deepest Depths I Peered for saxophone quintet consists (alto, alto, tenor, tenor, baritone) of 25 short movements, played attaca by the ensemble, resulting in one large, unbroken, piece. Each short movement is emblematic of one of the 25 rune stones. Rune stones are stones with an ancient Scandinavian alphabet carved or painted on them.

Duration: 18:00

Score Excerpts:

Deepest Depths, Page 1 (Score)

Deepest Depths, Page 1 (Score)

Deepest Depths, Page 2 (Score)

Deepest Depths, Page 2 (Score)

Deepest Depths, Page 4 (Score)

Deepest Depths, Page 4 (Score)

Saturations II-C

saturations3cSaturations II is a series of cello quartets. They are all short works that play with one simple theme while exploring the beautiful quality of the cello quartet.

Duration: 4:08

Saturations II-C, Page 1

Saturations II-C, Page 1 (Sc0re)

Saturations II-C, Page 2 (Score)

Saturations II-C, Page 2 (Score)

Saturations II-A

saturations2aSaturations II is a series of cello quartets. They are all short works that play with one simple theme while exploring the beautiful quality of the cello quartet.

Duration: 4:23

Score Excerpts:

Saturations II-A, Page 1 (Score)

Saturations II-A, Page 1 (Score)

Saturations II-A, Page 2 (Score)

Saturations II-A, Page 2 (Score)

Saturations II-A, page 3 (Score)

Saturations II-A, page 3 (Score)

Viola Sonata

violasonataThe Viola Sonata (Viola and Piano) was written in 2002. An arrangment for violin and piano was made in 2004.

The work has three movements, (slow – fast – slow) titled:

I. With Anxiety

II. With Ambivalence

III. With Anticipation

duration: 12:40

Score Excerpts:

Viola Sonata, Movement 1, Page 2 (Score)

Viola Sonata, Movement 1, Page 2 (Score)

Viola Sonata, Movement 1, Page 3 (Score)

Viola Sonata, Movement 1, Page 3 (Score)

Viola Sonata, Movement 3, Page 2 (Score)

Viola Sonata, Movement 3, Page 2 (Score)