jascha narveson

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last updated: January 3, 2017

 

[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)
[watch]
For multiple laptops with tether controllers. Written for Sideband.
   

(2010)
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)
[listen]
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)
plunderphonic
   
[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