latest works & projects
Three Moraga Songs
written for soprano Estelí Gomez and classical guitarist Colin Davin
commissioned by the Century Guitar Project, premiered at The 2018 Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival, 10 June 2018
the songs set excerpts from "Raw Experience” by Cherríe Moraga, published in Loving in the War Years: lo que nunca pasó por sus labios
(South End Press, 1983); copyright © 1983 by Cherríe Moraga and used by permission of the author.
an unaccompanied solo work in various editions for various instruments
after Jorinde VOIGT: Symphonic Area Var. 19 [WV 2009-132] & The Landing (Cavallini-Algorithmus) Now (1), (2) Rotationsrichtung 1-4 Umdrehungen/ Tag Egomotion Horizont Ausrichtung Erdmittelpunkt Ausrichtung oben Heute → ∞ Gestern → ∞ [WV 2017-040], and based on Martha ARGERICH: Chopin, Prélude op. 28/4, Munich, October 1975 [DG 415 836-2]
version for flute solo: dedicated to Claire Chase
version for clarinet solo: dedicated to Carl Rosman
version for bassoon solo: dedicated to Rebekah Heller
versions (two) for piano solo: dedicated to Mark Knoop
version for violin solo: dedicated to Peter Sheppard Skærved
version for viola solo: dedicated to Clifton Harrison
version for violoncello solo: dedicated to Neil Heyde
premiere of the version for violin solo: Peter Sheppard Skærved, St Clement Danes, London, 2nd March 2018
AH ZI ZA AH ZA — a new work for Dashon Burton & Claire Chase
premiere at Holden Chapel, Harvard University, 29th March 2018
Superstition — a new work for Roomful of Teeth
The new work-in-progress is called Superstition, composed for the great Roomful of Teeth setting of Amy Lowell's 1919 poem of the same name. Roomful of Teeth performed another new work — a setting of W.H. Auden called I only play composed to celebrate Claire Chase's 2017 Avery Fisher Prize — in the Rose Building, Lincoln Center, New York on 13 June 2017. In December 2016, they joined Claire Chase for two nights at The Kitchen in Chelsea for the premiere performances of Another Woman of Another Kind, commissioned by Claire Chase and the Pnea Foundation for Density 2036; part iv.
Digital Memory and the Archive — new series of works for Neil Heyde
a new collection of pieces for solo cello, composed for Neil Heyde of Royal Academy of Music, London. Works include Bacchante (2015, premiered at Wilton's Hall, London, on 7 December 2015) and You know I'm yours (2015-16, performed in China at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music, 18 October 2016), and the most recent addition: Nachzeichnen/Tracing (2017).
...mit einem Zwischenkreis — song cycle -in-progress on Celan/Dickinson
a work-in-progress song-cycle on Paul Celan's translations of poems by Emily Dickinson. Selections from the cycle performed by Sarah Pelletier and Lois Shapiro at "Circumference Between: Singing Celan Translating Dickinson", Harvard University, Paine Hall, 28 March 2016.