works

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chamber



Shimmer Cycles (string quartet - 6:00) — 2007
(for Season Quartet; performed by Season Quartet in Serbia and Momenta Quartet in U.S. [NY])




Stunning Sun (female voice, string quartet - 6:00) — 2008
(for Abigail Fischer and Momenta Quartet; performed in U.S. [DC and NY])




Broadloom (open instrumentation [at least six acoustic pitched instruments and/or voices] - open duration [at least 5 minutes]) — 2015
(Equally suitable for single-timbre group [clarinet choir, vocal ensemble, etc.] or mixed group. Performed in U.S. [CA, NE, and MS].)


Lu Shan (flute [or, if possible, xiao], violin [or, if possible, erhu], cello, 1 percussion - 6:30) — 2012
(performed in U.S. [PA])


Red Fields (6 string soloists, 6-part viol consort, or string ensemble - 4:30) — 2012



sound



Shahida  (performed or installed in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, and U.S.; performed at the Smithsonian Institution's Hirshhorn Museum as a finalist for the Kraft Media Prize)




Chilling Effects  (performed or installed in Argentina, Brazil, England, Germany, and U.S.; part of the 60x60 2009 International Mix)


Metallic Focusing  (installed in Serbia; permanently installed in the Naughton Gallery, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland; a 2007 commission by Queens University Belfast with funds from NESTA [National Endowment for Science, Technology and Art])


Borroso  (performed or installed in England, Spain, and U.S.)




Cumulus Arc  (performed in England, Germany, Scotland, and U.S.; part of the 60x60 2012 Presenters Mix; based on a recording of my acoustic piece Cumulus)


Chikatilo Arc  (performed or installed in Canada, England, France, Ireland, Spain, and U.S.; part of the 60x60 2012 Athena Mix and 2010 Vermillion Mix)




Radiation Arc  (performed in England and U.S.)


Radiation Fields  (performed or installed in Germany, Ireland, Pakistan, and U.S.)


Disappeared  (performed in England, Scotland, and U.S.)


choral



Broadloom (open instrumentation [at least six acoustic pitched instruments and/or voices] - open duration [at least 5 minutes]) — 2015
(Equally suitable for single-timbre group [clarinet choir, vocal ensemble, etc.] or mixed group. Performed in CA and NE; awaiting east coast U.S. and non-U.S. premieres.)


Sky Sight (SSAATTBB [with brief T and B solos] - 2:30 - text by Kala Pierson) — 2012 (winner of the 2015 Khorikos International New Music Competition, performed by Khorikos in June 2015 [NY]; written for the Princeton Singers and premiered by them in the 2012 ACDA National Symposium on American Choral Music [DC]; recorded by Matthew Curtis in the studio version below)




Every Time (SSAATTBB [with brief S, A, T, and B solos] - 4:00 - resetting of traditional spiritual text in honor of #blacklivesmatter) — 2016 (written for The Crossing, Donald Nally, conductor; premiered by them in U.S. [MT])




Gather These Mirrors (string quartet, SSAATTBB [with S, A, T, and B solos] - 20' cycle - texts by six contemporary Middle Eastern writers) — 2013
(written for Heartland Chorale, co-commissioned by the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace; premiered in U.S. [IN].)




Sol Invictus (SSAATTBB - 4:00 - text in Latin by Varro and Minucius [ancient Rome]) — 2013
(written as a 2013-14 Composer-in-Residence with San Francisco Choral Artists; premiered 7 dec 2013 in U.S. [CA].)




Boundless (SSAATTBB - 2:30 - text by William Shakespeare) — 2014
(written as a 2013-14 Composer-in-Residence with San Francisco Choral Artists; premiered in U.S. [CA].)




Carry the Spark (SSAA and SSAATB versions - 4:00 - text by Elmaz Abinader) — 2008
(SATB version: winner of the Yale Glee Club 2011 Composition Competition. Performed in U.S. [CA, CT, HI, MA].)


The Words (SSAATTBB - c. 5:00 - text by Roger Mbede) — 2014
(written as a 2013-14 Composer-in-Residence with San Francisco Choral Artists; premiered in U.S. [CA].)


Vivid Light (SSAA - 4:00 - text by Kala Pierson)
(premiered in Austria and U.S. [PA]. Winner of the 2013 ACDA-PA Composition Competition.)


Fuego Lento (TTBB or SSAA - 4:00 - text by Ernesto 'Che' Guevara) — 2015
(unpremiered)


The Turning Earth (SSAA and SATB versions - 3:00 - text by Kala Pierson) — 2009
(SSAA version: winner of the Gregg Smith Biennial Composition Competition; performed in U.S. [IL, western MA, upstate NY]. SATB version: unpremiered.)


O Eros (SSAATB and SSAA versions - 3:00 - text by Denise Levertov) — 2011
(SATB version premiered in U.S. [IL] and selected by VocalEssence for Essentially Choral 2012. SSA version premiered in Austria.)




Blue Phoenix (SSAATB - 4:00 - text by Esam Pasha) — 2009
(Chorus America National Conference selection for the Dale Warland Choral adVentures reading; winner of the San Francisco Choral Artists New Voices Prize; performed in U.S. [CA, MA])




Bloom (SATB [with brief S solo] and flute - 2:30 - text by Kala Pierson) — 2012 (VocalEssence Essentially Choral 2012 winner; unpremiered)




Hover multiple editions: for three solo voices, five solo voices, or choral ensembles - 3:00 - textless vocalise — 2015


solo voice


She Was Warned (female voice, piano - 4:00 - texts by Coretta Scott King and Mitch McConnell)

This piece is distributed as a free PDF: info page and score


Ripple and Stillness (female voice, piano - 8:30 - texts by Christine Boyka Kluge and Kala Pierson)
   I. Broader Ripples (1:30) — 2011
   II. Still Water (3:00) — 2003
   III. Whir (4:00) — 2003
(Still Water and Whir written for American Opera Projects Composers and the Voice residency; full cycle performed in U.S. as a New York Women Composers score call winner [NY]; Broader Ripples also individually performed in U.S. [ME].)




Cry of Stars (female voice, piano - 10:00 - text by Lorri Neilsen Glenn) — 2012
(written for Opera From Scratch 2012, for Sarah Albu and Simon Docking; performed in Halifax, NS, Canada.)




Surge (baritone, piano - 14:00 - text by Mumia Abu-Jamal) — 2015
(projected availability: 2015, after a U.S. premiere)


Circle of Ice (female voice, piano, audio playback - 6:00 - text by Zhila Mosa'ed) — 2010
(written for Two Sides Sounding; performed in U.S. [NY])


Piet Cronje (bass, piano - 6:30 - text by Kala Pierson) — 2003
(written for American Opera Projects Composers and the Voice residency, for Derrick Ballard and Elaine Rinaldi; performed in U.S. [NY] and used as post-1950 piece in an opera competition in Germany)


[see also: Stunning Sun and Anger is an Energy, both in chamber section above]

solo instrument



Cumulus (cello, viola, or violin - 4:30) — 2010
(for cellist Kristina Szabo-Tokodi; cello version performed in Serbia and U.S. [ME]; viola and violin versions unpremiered)




Asdaa (bass flute or contrabass flute - 3:00) — 2013
(written for the Aberdeen Art Gallery, for the gallery's concert as part of the sound festival. Bass flute version premiered by Richard Craig in Scotland; contrabass flute version unpremiered)


Broader Ripples (solo treble instrument [editions available for multiple instruments] and piano or vibraphone - 1:30 to 2:00) — 2011
(performed in Austria and U.S.)


Bright Curves (solo treble instrument [editions available for multiple instruments] - 6:00 divisible cycle) — 2012
   I. River Spinner (2:00)
   II. Lotus Curve (2:30)
   III. Tremura (1:30)
(- River Spinner was one of the New Works score call winners for the 2014 International Trumpet Guild conference.
- Bright Curves was one of the 2014 winners of the NYWC score call for the Women Composers Festival of Hartford.
- Bright Curves was a finalist in the 2013 rarescale Composition Competition.
- River Spinner and Lotus Curve were selected for the 2012 Nina Assimakopoulos Commissioning Project.
- River Spinner was selected in the Andrew Arceci call for works to be released on his 2015 solo CD.)



Spark (piano - 3:00) — 2014
(written for Holly Roadfeldt's New Preludes Project. Performed in U.S. [KS, NC].)


Radiate (piano - 6:00 divisible cycle) — 2012
   I. Ripple Circles (1:30)
   II. Rock Breathing (3:00)
   III. Ice in Sun (1:30)
(- Published in 2013 by Universal Edition, in K2013: Edition of the Winners of the 2nd Quadrennial Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition.
- Released in 2014 in a recording by Setareh Akhavan on the Beethoven Institute CD of Kagel winners.
- Premiered in Vienna, Austria in the 21st Vienna Days of Contemporary Piano Music.
- Performed in U.S. as a North/South Consonance score call winner and in other series [NY, PA].
- Ripple Circles individually performed in Wales, U.S. [MA, MO, NY, PA], and Zimbabwe.)