Deconstruction Principles (2016)

for two percussionists: four toms and two glockenspiels with live-triggered audio and video playback.

Each drum has a trigger. Each trigger opens a gate. Each gate turns up the volume on a playing audio track. It’s like punching holes in controlled static. Written for Michael Garcia.

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.

When the Lights Change (2010)

for two singers, toy piano and video cues.

Players react to randomized video projections with assigned stage tasks while performing music material based on Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit. Written for the Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble.

Drift (2009)

for drumset and any amplified instrument.

Meant to be a lead sheet for a metal band – like a jazz fakebook on pills. Written for futureCities (Anne Rainwater & Jude Traxler).

Fallout (2009)

for two performers arguing on any subject.

With simple rhythms, two (or more) performers have improvisatory spats on random topics. Lasting only sixty seconds, both parties must continually react while speaking / shouting in the rhythms provided. Written for Andy Kozar & William Lang.