“a beautifully textured, lush evocation of John Muir’s Yosemite that was full of color and light” (Daily Gazette, NY)
“a whirlwind of thick orchestral textures…definitely establishing his own voice…” (SF Examiner)
“impressive…showing a mastery of orchestral technique,” also stating “your analogy to natural forces was done very well, your thunderstorm basically better than the Pastoral.” ~ composer, John Adams
San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, Conducted by Scott Sandmeier (2013). Inspired by John Muir’s essay ‘Wind-storm in the Forests of the Yuba.’
Here once stood a beautiful tree
setting on an anon. found text.
Camille Sherman, mezzo-soprano
Lisa Lipton, clarinet.
“a gifted melodist…a beautiful blend of natural and human-made music” (Artslandia)
Commissioned and premiered by Third Angle New Music Ensemble (2014). Scored for Flute/Picc., Violin and pre-recorded soundscape.
for solo flute. Performed by Molly Barth. An homage to the Hermit Thrush.
Soundscape recorded in Siskiyou National Forest by Justin Ralls.
Of Wolves and Rivers
for flute, violin, cello, and percussion and pre-recorded soundscape. Premiered by Cadillac Moon Ensemble.
Yellowstone soundscape recorded by Dr. Bernie Krause.
I Dream of You
feat. soprano, Esteli Gomez.
Text adapted from Malcolm Margolin’s The Ohlone Way
Rehearsed reading by Roomful of Teeth, Brad Wells dir. at the University of Oregon, 2015.
For 8 solo voices. Choral fantasia inspired by a musical motive of the Veery, slowed down 10x.
Commissioned and premiered by Third Angle Ensemble, Conducted by Justin Ralls (2012). Scored for Flute, Violin, Cello, Piano, Electric Guitar, Percussion, and pre-recorded soundscape.
for solo trumpet and soundscape track. Performed and recorded by Aaron Kahn, trumpet.
Rivers & Trails (excerpt)
for solo piano. Commissioned by Landscape Composers Network. Premiered by Jonathan Ensminger.
for string quartet. Performed by Fear No Music Ensemble.
Visages of the Amazon (excerpt)
for string orchestra and percussion quartet.
for percussion quartet and pre-recorded soundscape. Soundscapes recorded by Justin Ralls in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest.
Performed by University of Oregon Percussion Ensemble.
Moon Learns to Sing Over the Waters of Death and New Creation
for Balinese Gamelan, Trumpet, Strings and Percussion.
Feat. Aaron Kahn, trumpet. Crystal Chu Sharp, percussion,
Pacific Rim Gamelan, Robert Kyr dir. University of Oregon.
feat. the vanishing soundscape, Dawn Chorus in Taman Negara, Malaysia
Soundscape recorded by Marc Anderson.
Songs and Dreams (soundscape composition)
Electronic fixed media, pre-recorded soundscape, pre-recorded soprano (Esteli Gomez), theremin.
When Strange Birds Passing Meet (soundscape composition)
Electronic fixed media, pre-recorded soundscape.