e

ee, for solo cello, was written for Doug Bowman in 2000. The work is an algorithmic piece, with pitches being derived from variations on e.

Duration: 10:00

Score Excerpts:

e, Page 1 (Score)

e, Page 1 (Score)

e, Page 2 (Score)

e, Page 2 (Score)

PHX-T2-G11

phxt2g11PHX-T2-G11 for solo bass was written in 2002 for Jeremy Bagous. The title simply refers to the place the piece was written: The Phoenix, AZ. airport, Terminal 2, Gate 11 – where the composer spent 38+ hours (after a SEAMUS conference, missing his flight. Thanks Lou.)

The piece was revised in 2005.

duration: 8:00

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)

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)

Dark Days

darkdaysSometimes you just feel like writing a piece just because you need to. While moving from Baltimore to Minneapolis, I found myself reflecting on the two years I lived in Baltimore. While the title may not seem to reflect fondly on the Charm City, it is instead a reflection on an intense period of study and growth. Dark Days begins as a study in ennui, but as the piece progresses, it moves to a union of hope and optimism.

Incidentally, the piece began in Baltimore, but was finished while exploring the many coffee shops of Minneapolis, trying to find the best coffee shop for writing music. (It’s Caffetto, on 22nd and Lyndale)

For piano trio (violin, cello, and piano).

Duration: 16:33

Score Excerpts:

Dark Days, Page 1

Dark Days, Page 1 (Score)

Dark Days, Page 4 (Score)

Dark Days, Page 4 (Score)

Dark Days, Page 17 (Score)

Dark Days, Page 17 (Score)

String Quartet No. 3

stringquartet3String Quartet No. 3¬†was written for the 2005 Aspen Music Festival. The work was begun in Aspen, CO. in August of 2004 and completed in Minneapolis in January of 2005. With several friends getting married at the time, the original inspiration for the four movements was old wedding fallacy of “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”. Although the movements do not carry these titles, their initial impetus was generated by this superstition.

4 Movements (Mvt I, Mvt II, Mvt III, Mvt IV)

Duration: 16:30

Score Excerpts (click for larger view)

String Quartet No. 3, Movement 1, Page 1 (Score)

String Quartet No. 3, Movement 1, Page 1 (Score)

String Quartet No. 3, Movement 3, Page 19 (Score)

String Quartet No. 3, Movement 3, Page 19 (Score)

String Quartet No. 3, Movement 2, Page 24

String Quartet No. 3, Movement 2, Page 24