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last updated: January 27, 2018


animal, vegetable, mineral (2017)
Five electronic pieces commissioned as part of an evening length work by Toronto choreographer Lucy Rupert's project Blue Ceiling Dance. Premiered at the High Park Nature Center in Toronto, April 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2017.
bounce bounce (2016) Have evening-length electronic score for the E/D dance duo - premiered at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn on December 1st & 2nd, 2016.
Flash Crash (2016)

For cello and laptop running Ableton Live. Commissioned by Ashley Bathgate, this piece uses high-frequency stock-trading data and pitch-sensitive robot synthesizers to drive the accompanyment.

Flash Crash was made possible by a grant from the American Composers Forum with funds provided from the Jerome Foundation.ACF logo

all i have are sensations (2015)
Half evening-length electronic score for the E/D dance duo - premiered at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn on December 18th & 20th, 2015.
Igor (2014) For solo trumpet with kick-drum and hi-hat. Commissioned by the NUMUS concert series, and premiered by Guy Few at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, on November 28th, 2014.
[listen] The Cactus God (2012) A study for algorithmic, computer-controlled church organ. Premiered at Wesleyan University's chapel for "The Second Singularity" concert, September 27th, 2012.
The Dress (2012) A 10-minute sound collage for choreographer Naomi Goldberg Haas.
[listen] Ones (2012) In 4 movements, for the Dither electric guitar quartet.
The Gaits (2011) An iPhone-based public sound walk, made for Manhattan's High Line park, in collaboration with composers Lainie Fefferman, Cameron Britt, and Daniel Iglesia. Read the description in the New York Times here.
Tint (2011) For pianist with kick-drum, hi-hat, and glockenspiel. Written for Danny Holt's one-man piano/percussion project.
In Line (2011)
For multiple laptops with tether controllers. Written for Sideband.

The Driving One

The Warped One
The Floating One

Three movements from a larger work in progress for Dither (NYC-based electric guitar quartet).
Burial (2010) 15-channel sound recording
(for the Floating Points Festival at Issue Project Room)
Trattoria (2010) for accordion and bass (for the NYC-based Unusual Suspects)
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (2010)
for soprano, bass clarinet, keyboard, electric guitar, violin, cello, vibes, and drum kit
(for the NYC-based NEWSPEAK)
[listen] tippy toe (2009)
for flute, bass clarinet, electric guitar, piano, double bass
(for the NYC-based NOW Ensemble)
planet van (2009)
for three sopranos
(written for the NYC/SF-based Celestial Mechanics)
wire (2009)
for 2 custom-made Bohlen-Pierce tuned clarinets and Tritavophone (a Bohlen-Pierce percussion instrument), written for and premiered by tranSpectra
blocks (2009)
for rebec, flute, and riq
beepsh (2009)
for the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk)
[listen] "nice boots" (2008)
for flute, bass clarinet, electric guitar, piano, double bass
(for the NYC-based NOW Ensemble)
star car (2008)
for three sopranos
(written for the NYC/SF-based Celestial Mechanics)
[listen] ticker (2008)
for 2 soprano saxophones, trombone, electric guitar, piano, drum kit
(premiered by the Dutch ensemble Klang)
[listen] vectors (2008)
for electric guitar quartet (written for the NYC-based Dither)
empire (2008)
motion sensitive sound and image installation (with artist Grace Kary)
doors (2007)
8-channel sound piece
states (2007)
sound and video piece (with artist Grace Kary)
whether (2007)
for harp, accordion, and string quartet
creak speak (2005)
multi-channel installation piece
kaleidoscope (2005)
for soloist and live elctronics
[listen] lament for solo computer (2005)
a srangely emotional piece for computer (stereo)
[listen] ripple (2005)
for solo piano (written for new music pianist Danny Holt)
A-1 structures (2004)
live electronics
[listen] BSQ5 (remix) (2004)
for string quartet and drum-kit (written for the Penderecki String Quartet)
étude, brutus? (2003)
for solo piano with kick drum (written for new music pianist Danny Holt)
[listen] *}{* (2003)
for 3 flutes, 3 electric guitars, 2 violins, 2 marimbas, piano and drum-kit
tubing (2003)
for solo tuba and live electronics
[listen] pindroe (2002)
for piano trio and CD player (or sampler)
[listen] sex machine (2002)
[listen] a pass, yet not a... (2002)
Beethoven's Appassionata re-worked into a distant echo of techno / IDM
origamelisma (2002)
for orchestra
autechre variation (2001)
for two pianos and digital deley
[listen] a song for freida (1999)
moody, epic electronica using an Ennio Morricone sample and a drum loop
[listen] klezzez-faire (1998)
for alto and baritone saxophones and two Bb clarinets
[listen] absinthe (1998)
musique concrete - made out of the sound of a large brandy glass
[listen] mind and body (1995)
early 4-track piece: alarm clock, guitar, traffic recordings & bill cosby samples