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The History of Ice (String Quartet No. 4)

Written primarily aboard the Antiguia circling around the High Arctic (north of Svalbard), this string quartet was recorded in 2020 at Augsburg University Recording Studios.
Release date: April 1, 2021

Conic Arias

A complete remix album of Aniscorcia, featuring artists: Complicit, Nicky Boy Floyd, InSOUL, John C.S. Keston (aka Ostraka), Mary Ellen Childs, Lola, Leon J, Octathorp, Chris Campbell, Gregory Taylor, J. Anthony Allen, and CORA.
Release date: April 5, 2016


An album of completely electronic music composed & produced by J. Anthony Allen in 2014 & 2015
Release date: March 1, 2015


A re-imagined, re-orchestrated, and remixed album of The Reluctant Graveyard by Jeremy Messersmith.
Release date: January 20, 2013


A re-imagined, re-orchestrated, and remixed album of The Reluctant Graveyard by JAn eight-movement work for string quartet, electronics, and live performance data gloves premiered at the Southern Theater in 2008
Release date: April 1, 2010

Film, Theater, Games, and Commercial Music

A Subtle Clipping

A Subtle Clipping was a multi-media installation commissioned as part of the Audible Edge exibit in 2014 at the Katherine E Nash Gallery in Minneapolis. 


A documentary film with Original Score by J. Anthony Allen. Genderf*kation: A Gender Emancipation is the story of six individuals and their journey & triumphs through the social, religious and political landscapes of a society that struggles to understand or allow for gender variations. 


JamTutor is an app by Zivix, LLC designed to be a learning platform for guitar on the iPad. It works with the revolutionary JamStik controller: a wireless guitar with real strings and frets. The JamTutor app features over 3 hours worth of music composed by J. Anthony Allen for the game. 


In November 2009 I was contacted by director Rachel Perlmeter about collaborating on an upcoming production of Peter Weiss’ Marat/Sade. I called on my two favorite collaborators to get the job done: Noah Keesecker and Joshua Clausen. We work together from time to time under the moniker Ballet Mech, and it was a logical step to make this a Ballet Mech project.

McNally Smith Commercials

Music and Sound Design for the 2011 McNally Smith College of Music promotional video bumper. Used for web, commercial, broadcast, and television promotional spots.

The Dvorak Project

Written and directed by Rachel Perlmeter with a score and sound design by J. Anthony Allen. Inspired by the Czech composer Antonín Dvorák’s travels to the Midwest in the summer of 1893, the work mingles Dvorák’s meditations at the water’s edge – creekside – with the poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the legend of Hiawatha.


ToneTarget is a music learning game designed for all instrumentalists, singers, and songwriters. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and uses a “hero style” interface and accurate pitch tracking to allow any instrumentalist to take advantage of the game. The game comes with over 600 levels, each featuring a short song written or arranged by J. Anthony Allen.


Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers

This book covers all the fundamentals of music theory but is written using the language of the DJ and Producer – the MIDI Grid. It includes “analysis” projects that look at the harmonic and melodic ideas in songs by popular producers including Zedd, Boards of Canada, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Bonobo, Richie Hawtin, Moby, Skrillex, and Aphex Twin. Available online here.

Chamber Music and More

Orchestral & Evening Length Works

  • Graveyards, By Ballet Mech
  • Kinesthesia
  • Saturations III
  • Sunder
  • Tears of Eros
  • Marat/Sade

Multimedia Work

  • After Voyage
  • Coffee Cantata
  • Envelop(e)
  • Lazarus
  • Portrait of a Homeless Man
  • Quartet
  • Radio Sub Rosa
  • Urban Echo


  • Anxiety: Collected Works 1998 – 2001
  • Featured on MST Remix Album
  • Kinesthesia
  • The SEAMUS 20th Anniversary Electroclips Contest
  • The Tomato Collection: The Big Album

Electronic Works

  • …Or Not To Be
  • After Voyage
  • Anti
  • Beat Species Counterpoint
  • Dry Cell
  • Firewire
  • Four-Fourty
  • Helen Valnliere
  • Hyperacusis
  • Krupa
  • Lazarus
  • Requiem
  • Saturations III
  • Saturations III-A
  • Saturations III-B
  • Saturations III-C
  • Studio Z Fanfare
  • Thing
  • Trance

Remix Projects

  • Anti
  • Blue Stripe (Remix)
  • Graveyards, by Ballet Mech
  • Rx Nation (Remix)
  • Studio Z Fanfare
  • Thing

Chamber Music (Selected List)

  • Beat Species Counterpoint
  • Dark Days
  • Disquietude
  • e
  • Electra and Iphegenia
  • En Souvenir
  • Firewire
  • Four-Fourty
  • Hyperacusis
  • I Meant You Have Blue Eyes
  • Krupa
  • Mix Tapes
  • Perpetual No. 2
  • PHX-T2-G11
  • Piano Sonata
  • Require
  • Saturations II-A
  • Saturations II-C
  • Still Life
  • String Quartet No. 3
  • To The Deepest Depths I Peered
  • Trance
  • Viola Sonata
  • Where I Should Look