Sunset for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano Premiere: December 4, 2014 - Versipel New Music concert series, New Orleans, Louisiana Program Notes: Sunset is a collection of miniatures depicting the changing color, shadows, and light that come through in my house in Baton Rouge’s Garden District. [...]
Dracones Nursery for Alto Saxophone and Live ElectroAcoustics Program Notes: Dracones, the race of giant, toothed serpentine monsters from Greek mythology (for example the Hydra and Hesperian Dragon, the hundred headed dragon which guarded the golden apples of the Hesperides included in Hercules lore,) have a reputation, as adults, of being large and ferocious. This interactive [...]
Nocturne for String Orchestra is an arrange from my original String Quartet. The addition of string bass adds a sense of fullness. Program Notes: Nocturne for String Orchestra is based off an Asian story about a hero who suffers a mortal wound while fighting abroad. As he lies dying, he asks the Moon to send [...]
String Quartet was finished in 2008 and was premiered at Louisiana State University by Raul Gomez, Delyana Lazarova, Delcho Tenev, and Elizabeth Mezaros. 1. Proem 2. Nocturne 3. Fantasy Length: ~ 20 minutes
The Dark for Voice and Piano/Harpischord was written in 2006. Monica Filgo contributed the text from which the lyrics were based and is based on her experience being mugged. In the original text and adaptation, the author alternates between violent reality and numbing imagination. I felt the turning point in the text is when the [...]
Moment for solo cello was originally composed in 2010 for LSU Theatre's An Evening of Anton Chekhov and performed by Susannah Montandon. ~6 minutes. Performance by Pedro Huff, 2012 Performance by Susannah Montandon, 2011
Adjacency for solo flute was composed in 2008. Adjacency for Flute alone is a piece takes the neighbor tone and spins that into melodic song. Recording - Brittany Foster - Louisiana State University
Clarify for solo violin was written in 2007 and premiered by Raul Gomez at Louisiana State University.
Commotion is an acoustmatic 2-channel piece that uses sound sources that involve motion (cars, planes, trains, airports).