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COMPOSITIONS Clarinet/Bass Clarinet | Gamelan | Theater | Orchestra | Wind Ensemble | Chamber Music (Standard / Non-standard) | Solo | Arrangements | Transcriptions

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Works for Clarinet / Bass Clarinet

In My Mind and In My Car (2014-17) 90'
co-composed with Christine Southworth
multimedia piece for electronics and clarinet/bass clarinet
Old Growth (2015) 10’ (with accompanying films)
solo bass clarinet and electronics
Notes to Self (2010) 15' - NOT YET PUBLISHED - please email me for more information
solo bass clarinet
More InfoHive (2007) 17'
clarinet quartet - 2 clarinets, 2 bass clarinets
More InfoBig Grenadilla (2006) 15'
concerto for bass clarinet and chamber orchestra
More InfoDrill (2002) 10'
concerto for solo bass clarinet with wind ensemble
More InfoFour Impersonations (1999) 18'
solo clarinet
Honshirabe (4:00) Bindu Semara (5:30) Thum Nyatiti (2:30) Pengrangrang Gede (5:30)
More InfoPartial Truths (1999) 17'
solo bass clarinet
More InfoTsmindao Ghmerto (1995) 7'
solo bass clarinet and wind ensemble
More InfoTsmindao Ghmerto (1994) 4'
solo bass clarinet
More InfoWalk the Dog (1990) 25'
bass clarinet and electronics
More InfoBe-In (1990) 9'
bass clarinet and string quartet
More InfoWhat She Saw There (1988) 13'
bass clarinet (or cello) and 2 marimbas
More InfoWaiting By The Phone (1986) 12'
solo clarinet
More InfoTwo Obsessions (1980) 15'
solo clarinet


Works for Gamelan

Hujan Arja (2012) 12' - NOT YET PUBLISHED - please email me for more information
Balinese gamelan semara dana (7-toned gong kebyar)
More InfoLapanbelas (2010) 18' - NOT YET PUBLISHED - please email me for more information
Balinese gamelan semara dana (7-toned gong kebyar)
Bali Tiba (from A House in Bali) (2009) 7' - NOT YET PUBLISHED - please email me for more information
Balinese gamelan gong kebyar
More InfoBayu Sabda Idep (2007) 27'
Just Intonation slendro chamber gamelan and chamber string orchestra
Cu(Bali)Bre (2007) 3'30" - NOT YET PUBLISHED - please email me for more information
gender wayang duo
Sabar Gong (2005) 5' (in collaboration w/Lamine Touré) - NOT YET PUBLISHED - please email me for more information
Balinese gamelan with Senegalese Sabar drums
More InfoAradhana (2004) 15'
Balinese gamelan with Chinese pipa
More InfoNgaben (for Sari Club) (2003) 15'
Balinese gamelan & orchestra
Kebyar Kebyar (2002) 7'
Balinese gamelan gong kebyar
More InfoAmok! (1996) 32'
six movements for Balinese gamelan, double bass (or cello), percussion sampler, keyboard sampler
More InfoTire Fire (1994) 25'
Balinese gamelan, two electric guitars, electric bass, and keyboard (or mandolin)
More InfoAneh Tapi Nyata (1992) 14'
chamber ensemble and Balinese percussion
More InfoKekembangan (1990) 16' (in collaboration with I Nyoman Windha)
saxophone quartet and Balinese gamelan
Night Bus (1990) 12' - NOT YET PUBLISHED - please email me for more information
Sundanese gamelan (commisioned by the Toronto Border Crossings Festival for the Evergreen Club)



Theater

Skin for Skin (2016-19) in progress
opera based on the Book of Job

A House in Bali (2009) 90'
opera based on the memoir of Colin McPhee, for amplified sextet (gtr, perc, pno, vln, vc, cb), Balinese gamelan, two tenors, one soprano, and four Balinese actors/dancers www.houseinbali.org
Oedipus Rex (2004) 90'
Greek choruses and onstage incidental music the American Repertory Theater productionof the original Sophocles tragedy. Directed by Robert Woodruff, Loeb Theater, Cambridge, MA
More InfoShadowBang (2001) 90'
full-length theater work for Balinese dalang (shadow puppeteer) and Bang on a Can Allstars.
Commissioned by Rockefeller Multi-Arts Program for I Wayan Wija and Bang on a Can Allstars; premiered October 2001 at MIT Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge, and MassMOCA, North Adams, MA


Orchestra

Tabla Concerto: Mumbai (2011) 25'
tabla solo, strings and percussion
commissioned by Meet the Composer
More InfoHard Drive (2007) 18'
orchestra with electric guitar
More InfoBayu Sabda Idep (2007) 27'
chamber string orchestra with gamelan
More InfoBig Grenadilla (2006) 15'
orchestra and solo bass clarinet
More InfoWar Chant (2004) 15'
orchestra with Hawaian-style lap-steel guitar
commissioned by Boston Modern Orchestra Project
More InfoNgaben (for Sari Club) (2003) 15'
orchestra with gamelan
commissioned by the New England Conservatory; world premiere Jordan Hall, Boston, March 12, 2003 by Gamelan Galak Tika and the NEC Symphony, Dante Anzolini, conductor
More InfoFrog's Eye (2002) 13'
chamber orchestra
commissioned and premiered by Boston Pro Arte Orchestra, Isiaiah Jackson,conductor, October 2002
Filling Station (1986) 12'
orchestra premiered by UC Berkeley Symphony, EZ conductor, October 1986
Pleasureville, Pain City (1985) 6'
premiered by UC Berkeley Symphony, John Sackett, conductor, February 1985

 


Wind Ensemble

More InfoThe Ornate Zither and the Nomad Flute (2005) 15'
for solo soprano and wind ensemble
premiered March 2005 by Anne Harley with MIT Wind Ensemble, Fred Harris, director
Commissioned by Richard Nordlof.
More InfoDrill (2002) 10'
concerto for solo bass clarinet with wind ensemble
premiered by EZ and MIT WindEnsemble, Fred Harris, director
More InfoTsmindao Ghmerto (1995) 7'
solo bass clarinet and wind ensemble
commissioned and premiered by Nederlands Blazers, New Years Day 1996
Houtman's Men in Buleleng (1996) 15'
for Orkest de Volharding, premiered at Ijsbreker, Amsterdam


 

Chamber Music

Standard Ensembles

More Info String Quartet #4: Qi (2014)  22’
string quartet
commissioned and premiered by Brooklyn Rider
More InfoProject for a Revolution in New York (2013)  26’ with accompanying films
flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, bass clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello
commissioned and premiered by Santieri Salveggi
More InfoWhere Was I? (2008) 25'
cello, piano, percussion
More InfoHive (2007) 17'
clarinet quartet - 2 clarinets, 2 bass clarinets
More InfoSpeak, At-man! (2006) 10'
alto flute and piano
More InfoString Quartet #3: Breathing Space (2003) 20'
three movements for string quartet
commissioned and premiered by Ethel, Miller Theater, New York, April 2003
More InfoTypical Music (2000) 30'
three movements for piano trio
commissioned by Readers Digest/Meet the Composer and the Sun Valley Center for the Arts for the Arden Trio, premiered Ketchum, ID, January 2001
More InfoMelody Competition (1999, rev. 2000) 21'
for percussion sextet
commissioned and premiered by red fishblue fish, Steven Schick, director; UCSD, La Jolla, CA, May 1999
More InfoDreams of a Dominant Culture (1997) 20'
for flute, clarinet, percussion, electric piano, violin, cello
commissioned and premiered by Boston Musica Viva, Richard Pittman, conductor; Longy School, Cambridge, October 1997
More InfoEel Bone (1996) 13'
string quartet
commissioned and premiered by Kronos Quartet, San Francisco, May 1996
More InfoKebyar Maya (1995) 14'
cello octet
commissioned by Rockefeller Multi-Arts Program for Maya Beiser
More InfoBe-In (1991) 11'
multiple versions available: string quartet and bass clarinet/bassoon/double bass
clarinet, mandolin, cello, electric piano, double bass, hand percussion
Bossa Nova for brass quintet (1991) 3'
commissioned by MIT for the inauguration of President Charles Vest
More InfoDog Dream (1990) 12'
flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello, electric guitar
commissioned and premiered by California EAR Unit, LA County Museum
Ten String Quartets (1979) 10'

Non-standard Ensembles

More InfoFAQs (2014) 16’30”
piano, tenor
for Timur Bekbosunov
More InfoTwo Scenes from Shadow Bang (2013) 11'
piano, cello
More InfoHoney from Alast (2013) 11’30”
viola, frame drum, vibraphone
commissioned by Duo Jalal
More InfoThree Nyatitis (2013) 15'
banjo, clarinet, viola
commissioned by Roger Michel
More InfoKebyar Blues (2013) 5'
clarinet, guitar, voice/violin
for Eviyan: Evan Ziporyn, Iva Bittova, Gyan Riley
More InfoOdd Meeting (2013) 5'
clarinet, guitar, voice/violin
for Eviyan: Evan Ziporyn, Iva Bittova, Gyan Riley
More InfoPaper Cone (2013) 5'
clarinet, guitar, voice/violin
for Eviyan: Evan Ziporyn, Iva Bittova, Gyan Riley
More InfoPygmyesque (2013) 5'
clarinet, guitar, voice/violin
for Eviyan: Evan Ziporyn, Iva Bittova, Gyan Riley
More InfoSun Shower (2013) 5'
clarinet, guitar, voice/violin
for Eviyan: Evan Ziporyn, Iva Bittova, Gyan Riley
More InfoSulvasutra (2006) 18'
string quartet, pipa, and tabla
commissioned by the Silk Road Project
More InfoBelle Labs (2006) 20'
violin, clarinet, and robotic xylophone (Heliphon)
commissioned by Ensemble Robot and Boston Museum of Science, premiered January 25, 2005 by Evan Ziporyn and Todd Reynolds
More InfoThread (2005) 25'
clarinet, alto and bass flute, violin, cello
commissioned and premiered by Dinosaur Annex, Cambridge, MA June 2005
More InfoNo Return (2002) 30'
4 movements for violin, clarinet, and sounds of the Salmon River
commissioned by Sun Valley Center for the Arts and premiered by Todd Reynolds and Evan Ziporyn, Ketchum, ID, January 2003
More Songs About Telephones and Dogs (2002) 20'
4 movements for mixed ensemble - 'Iris in Furs' 'Jubilee of Indifference' '...no messages...' 'Dog Heaven'
commissioned by The Kitchen for Kitchen House Blend, premiered December 2002
Tight Fitting Garments 15'
violin and clarinet: "It Is And It Isn't," "Illusions of Purity," "Jubilee of Indifference"
Serenity Now (1998) 5'
commissioned by Chamber Music Conference of the East, Bennington, VT
Pay Phone (1993)
violin, viola, electric guitar, bass clarinet, keyboard
for the Michael Gordon Philharmonic
Esto House (1993) 10'
violin, viola, electric guitar, bass clarinet, keyboard
for the Michael Gordon Philharmonic
More InfoTree Frog (1990) 25'
bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, trombone, percussion, keyboard, violin; commissioned by Toronto Border Crossings Festival for Sound Pressure, premiered at the Music Gallery, Toronto, May 1990
Twine (1985) 12'
three movements for soprano, two saxophones, bass clarinet, violin, viola, percussion
More InfoLUVTime (1984) 15'
three movements for bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, trombone, percussion, piano

 

 

Works for One

Solo Piano

More InfoDon’t Want to Wait (2017) 8'
solo piano
commissioned by Joel Fan, co-composed with Christine Southworth
More InfoYou Are Getting Sleepy (2015) 14'
solo piano
commissioned by Sarah Cahill for Terry Riley's 80th Birthday
More InfoIn Bounds (2004)
solo piano
More InfoPondok (2000) 21'
four movements - 'Fragrant Forest' (4:30), 'Tree Trunk' (3:45), 'Ginoman' (2:00), 'Gebyog (Husk)' (10:00)
commissioned and premiered by Sarah Cahill
More InfoFractal-Head (1987) 15'
Some Coal, ten movements (1985) 30'
More InfoThe Water's Fine (1983) 30'
premiered by Michael Orland
Weltscenen (1981) 20'
premiered by Christopher Oldfather


Solo Pieces for Other Instruments

More InfoShiki Soko (2017) 7’15"
solo koto with voice
commissioned by Alex Rigopulos and Sachi Sato, for Sumie Kaneko
More InfoHeadband (2016) 5'
drum kit
More InfoTunggal (2016) 10'
vibraphone
More InfoOld Growth (2015) 10'
cello with electronics and accompanying films by Christine Southworth
More InfoCome with Me If You Want to Live (2014) 10'30"
percussion and electronics, for Glenn Kotche
Atlas (2013) 5'25"
clarinet, sarod, voice, kathak dancer
More InfoHval (2007)
solo bass
commissioned by Robert Black
Current Rate (1999) 15'
solo Chinese pipa and pre-recorded CD (or two pipa)
commissioned and premiered by Wu Man at Bang on a Can Women and Music, Henry Street Settlement
More InfoKebyar Maya (1995) 14'
solo cello and prerecorded CD
commissioned
by Rockefeller Multi-Arts Program for Maya Beiser
More InfoStudies in Normative Behaviour, Vol 1 (1991) 10'
solo percussionist
commissioned and premiered by Daniel J. Tunick
The Motions (1990) 9'
solo viola (or viola and CD)
premiered by John Lad
China Spring (1991) 15'
for oboe and piano
commissioned and premiered by Peter Cooper and Evan Ziporyn

 

 

Arrangements

Blackstar Concerto after David Bowie: "Blackstar" (2017) 45' for full orchestra with Maya Beiser, solo cello

David Bowie: "Let's Dance" (2016) for full orchestra

Uncovered (2014) album for Maya Beiser
Led Zeppelin: "Black Dog"
Chester Burnett: "Moanin' at Midnight"
Jimi Hendrix: "Little Wing"
Janis Joplin: "Summertime"
King Crimson: "Epitaph"
Pink Floyd: "Wish You Were Here"
Muddy Waters: "Louisiana Blues"
Kurt Cobain: "Lithium"
AC/DC: "Back in Black"
Led Zeppelin: "Kashmir"

(below for Bang On A Can All-stars - clarinet, cello, doublebass, e-guitar, piano/keyboard, percussion) except when otherwise noted

B-52s: "Dead Beat Club" for solo piano (2008)

More InfoConlon Nancarrow: Four Studies (2a, 3a, 3c, 11) (2002) - premiered at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, October 2002 (15 minutes)

Kurt Cobain: "Lithium" (1995)

Brian Eno: "Music for Airports 2/2"

Brian Eno: "Burning Airlines Gives You So Much More"

Brian Eno: "Everything Merges Into Night"

Hermeto Pascoal: " Arapua"

Hermeto Pascoal: "Ilha das Gavotas"

Hermeto Pascoal: "Quiabo"

Robert Schumann: "Canon"

 

Transcriptions

(please email me for more specific information about transcriptions)

Jazz Piano
various works by Thelonious Monk (originals and standards), Lennie Tristano (E. 32nd and Line Up), Hampton Hawes, and Keith Jarrett

Saxophone and Clarinet
various works by Buddy DeFranco, Steve Lacy,and Sonny Rollins

Balinese gamelan

Gender Wayang
complete repertoire from Sukawati Village (as taught by I Wayan Loceng), various pieces from Kayu Mas Denpasar (as taught by I Wayan Suweca and I Wayan Konolan)

Gong Kebyar
various works, including Taruna Jaya (ISI and Perean versions), Oleg Tambulilingan, Kebyar Duduk, Kebyar Ding, Panyembrama, Jagra Parwata, Liar Samas, Sekar Gendot, Simbar, Kapi Raja, Panji Semarang, etc.