I generally write music with a strong sense of rhythmic motion, often skewed by the use of mixed meters. While I've explored all of the tonal-atonal spectrum, I do attempt to write music that will be striking and memorable on first listen. I will attempt to put up scores and MP3s to some of these pieces in the near future.
Interested in having me write something for you? Let me know.
Compositions I haven't yet disowned:
Five very early songs (1990) for soprano and piano (7 minutes): based on poems and stories by elementary school students.I. A famous artist's work
II. The thousand dollars
IV. Unicorn and Dum the dragon
V. The leaf that told me a story
As a wife has a cow, a love story (1992) for soprano and piano (7 minutes): based on the poem by Gertrude Stein, and appropriating her stuttering syntax.
Bloom (1993) for piano (8 minutes): an exploration of latent possibilities.
Rag of the Nibelung (1993) for piano (3 minutes): a ragtime adaptation of your favorite Wagner tunes, as was popular in the day.
Rapid Eye Movement (1993) for piano (6 minutes): in which the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.
Prelude in C major (1994) for piano (3 minutes): an experiment in which Bach is put in a pitch-class blender and emerges somewhat the worse for wear.
Twelve tonal pieces (1994) for piano (10 minutes): as the title indicates.
Here follows a long period of writing nothing but pop songs. The shame.
A Dangerous Thing (2000) for gamelan gong kebyar (6 minutes): in which an American composer contemplates Bali and Bulgaria and splits the difference.
Performed by Gamelan Galak Tika at the Bang On A Can Millennium Marathon at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; a RealAudio broadcast from WNYC can be found here. Choose program #1864 (from 14 Dec 2000); the piece is presented about fourteen minutes into the program.