Category: Projects

YOUR CAPITALIST, IMPERIALIST LOVE (2003)

Soprano, mezzo and piano on text by Jeff Solomon (5’30”). “Your Capitalist, Imperialist Love” is the fruit of the labor put forth with poet/fiction writer Jeff Solomon. The initial meeting for the collaboration took place in my apartment in late March 2003, not only an exciting time for college basketball but also the beginning of […]

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VAIVÉN (2002)

Tenor, alto flute, bass clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass on texts by Octavio Paz (17’30”). The poetry of Octavio Paz—the richness of its imagery, thickness of its blood and vivid paintings of the surreal–is something that I find myself continuously drawn to. Vaiven, from his collection Salamander, appealed to […]

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TWITCH (2000)

Solo oboe (8′) Twitch is an unaccompanied solo work for oboe in three short movements: I. Twitch—II. Multiphon (Sehr Langsam)—III. Fugue.

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FOUR LEFT FEET (2000)

Brass quintet (9’20”) Commissioned by the Saratoga Brass Quintet. Four Left Feet depicts a tale of an older couple, amidst marital disputes, which agrees to go out dancing in an attempt to “rekindle the fire.” However, once on the dance floor, it becomes dreadfully apparent that neither of them can dance very well, although the […]

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