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 [...]
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.
Pins and Needles Bend and Break for Solo Saxophone is written 2010 and premiered by Lindsey Jacob at Louisiana State University. This piece is part of a greater collection of deconstructed children's tunes.
Sonata for Oboe and Piano was composed in 2003. One of my first compositions, the work has three very different moods. I labeled the first movement Menacing, but the notes end there. The second movement is very slow and tranquil. The third movement is an 'long-legged' dance. There a (pivoting minor sixth) motive that exists in [...]