Blowback (and other mishaps) 2013

for percussion quartet and roaming click track.

Recreating digital effects through acoustic phenomena, each performer’s computer-controlled click track moves ever so slightly to mimic reverb, flanger and reverse-delay effects live. As the piece plays out, these effects are varied and enhanced to sustain concisely out-of-phase relationships between each player (very close relationships create stutter effects, while longer phase distances create sweeping reverb tails). Written for Mangobot.

The LINKS Series (Live)

I’m slowly making my way through the entire LINKS Series of Vibraphone Essays: a continuous masterpiece of 11 vibe solos by the legendary Stuart Saunders Smith. Keep an ear out – I’ll be performing the entire 2-hour throwdown (from memory) before it’s all over…

Photo by Jamie Jung (2010)

Revolver (EP) 2013

Commissioned by Brett William Dietz for his album of glockenspiel solos, Nocturne, Revolver is a mind-bending work for solo glock and 6-channel delay. With speakers placed around the audience, Revolver plays on directional themes and riffs on motives from Rage Against the Machine’s tune by the same name.

Propaganda (2012)

for muted glockenspiel and soprano saxophone.

If you repeat something long enough, no matter how absurd or nonsensical, people will eventually believe it. Written for Brett William Dietz & Griffin Campbell.

Trucks (2012)

The construction vehicles in Harlem emit this wild, bending pitch – especially in the wee hours of the morning. This was my rebuttal.

Little Drummer Boy (2011)

As part of Mantra Percussion’s Holiday album, “Mantratron Saves Christmas”, I rewrote my mom’s favorite holiday jingle with broken microphone cables and pennies taped to glockenspiel bars.