THE AMOEBA WEEPS

COMPOSITIONS

LIST OF WORKS

by date of composition

Information on commissions and premieres is given below.

Fracture [2019] duo for percussion and piano

written for Bonnie Whiting and Cristina Valdes

premiere: 5/1/2019, Meany Studio Theater, Seattle, WA

Innigkeit (nach außen) [2018] for clarinet

written as part of a musical Festschrift for Fred Lerdahl

premiere: 12/1/2018, Brechemin Auditorium, Seattle, WA

Caitlin Beare, clarinet

mi'ma'amakin [2018] for organ

At dawn I chant my own weird hymn [2017] for solo offstage trumpet and symphonic winds

18-member consortium commission. Members include: Yale University, Indiana (Jacobs School), Hartt School of Music, et al.

The Topography of Desire [2016] for string quartet

commissioned by Fromm Foundation at Harvard University for the Daedalus String Quartet

published, licensed and distributed by Babel Scores (Paris)

premiere: 4/21/2016 Meany Center for the Performing Arts, Seattle, WA

pulse – cut – seethe – blur [2015] for chamber orchestra

commissioned by Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony for the [untitled] series

premiere: 10/15/2015, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

 

then [2014] for piano quintet (2 Vln, Vla, Vcl, Pno)

written for the 50th anniversary of the Contempo series at the University of Chicago

premiere 1/24/2015, Logan Center for the Performing Arts, Chicago, IL, Pacifica String Quartet

 

Unicinium [2014] for 19-division trumpet

written for Stephen Altoft

premiere: 2/12/2015, Stephen Altoft. Tage der neuen Musik. Akademie der Tonkünste, Darmstadt, Germany.

Apophenia [2014] for large mixed chamber ensemble and dance

commissioned by the Barlow Endowment and the Rondó Festival, Milan, with funding from the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

published, licensed and distributed by Babel Scores (Paris)

premiere 5/2014, Divertimento Ensemble, Milan, Italy

Time is the substance I am made of [2013] for 32 singers, computer-realized sound, video and lighting design, commissioned by the National Concert Hall of Taiwan for the Taipei Chamber Singers

premiere 10/31/2013, Taipei, Taiwan

La Llarona (from Tetzahuital, scenes from the Aztec book of omens) [2013] for chamber orchestra

commissioned by the Contempuls Festival, Prague, for the Talea Ensemble

premiere: 11/6/2012 Prague, Czech Republic

 

As soft, fast, long as possible (ASFLAP) [2012] (Ob, Bsn, Perc, Pno, Accordion, Vln, Vla, Vlc) commissioned by the Forum Zeitgenössicher Musik Leipzig for the CAGE100 Festival.

premiere: 10/17/2013 Either/Or Ensemble. Miller Theater, New York, NY

re[(f)use] [2012] for live-processed Melodica, computer-realized sound and amplified string quartet

commissioned by Music at the Anthology for the JACK Quartet

published, licensed and distributed by Babel Scores (Paris)

premiere: 4/2012 Music at the Anthology Festival, New York ,NY

I think the root of the wind is water [2011] sound/image installation in collaboration with AGENCY Architecture, Inc.

commissioned by the American Academy in Rome for the FontanonEstate Festival, Rome, Italy

premiere: 7/2011 Acqua San Paola, Rome Italy

 

Passeggiata [2011] for trumpet, piano and live electronics

in collaboration with Cuong Vu, trumpet

premiere: 5/28/2011 Villa Aurelia, Rome, Italy

Pools of shadow from an older sky [2011] for live-processed Piano, computer-realized sound and video projection, in collaboration with video artist Karen Yasinsky

commissioned by the American Academy in Rome

published, licensed and distributed by Alexander Street Press LLC/Riverside Modern Editions (ASCAP)

premiere: 4/14/2011 American Academy, Rome, Italy

 

Départ [2011] for Violin solo

written as part of a musical Festschrift for Tristan Murail

published, licensed and distributed by Alexander Street Press LLC/Riverside Modern Editions (ASCAP)

premiere: 4/4/2012 Amie Weiss, violin. Casa Italiana, New York, NY

 

From the language of shadows [2011] for symphonic wind ensemble, 2 amplified pianos, 3 amplified Contrabasses and silent film.

27-member CBDNA consortium commission

published, licensed and distributed by Alexander Street Press LLC/Riverside Modern Editions (ASCAP)

premiere: 3/28/2011 CBDNA National Conference, Meany Center for the Performing Arts, Seattle, WA

Alêtheia [2010/11] for large ensemble

commissioned by Music Center of the Netherlands and the Gaudemaus Festival for l’Enemble Aleph and Ensemble Insomnio.

published, licensed and distributed by Alexander Street Press LLC/Riverside Modern Editions (ASCAP)

and Babel Scores (Paris)

premiere: 9/7/2010 Gaudeamus Muziekweek

Transfigured Etudes [2009] for Piano solo

written for the 2010 ISCM Festival, Sydney Australia

published, licensed and distributed by Alexander Street Press LLC/Riverside Modern Editions (ASCAP)

and Babel Scores (Paris)

premiere of full piece: 1/15/2011 Majella Stockhausen, piano. Villa Aurelia, Rome

premiere of Mvmt V, Omen, unscroll a canon war! (homage a Nancarrow) 5/4/2010 2010 ISCM World New Music Days, Sydney Australia. National broadcast on ABC Classic FM (Australia).

 

Apparent Motion [2008/2009] for 2 pianos and 2 percussion

written for the Acanthes Festival

published, licensed and distributed by Alexander Street Press LLC/Riverside Modern Editions (ASCAP)

premiere of full piece: 2010 June in Buffalo, Apparent Motion, Ensemble SurPlus

 

String Quartet [2008]

commissioned by the American Composers Forum with funding from the Jerome Foundation for the Afiara String Quartet

premiere: 2/15/2008 Afiara Quartet, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY

Efflux [2007] for Clarinet and Violin

written for the New York Miniaturist Ensemble 

published, licensed and distributed by Alexander Street Press LLC/Riverside Modern Editions (ASCAP)

premiere: 10/12/2007 New York Miniaturist Ensemble, The Stone, New York, NY

In Lumine [2007] for SATB Choir

commissioned by the Collegium Musicum, Columbia University

published, licensed and distributed by Alexander Street Press LLC/Riverside Modern Editions (ASCAP)

premiere: 4/13/2007, Columbia University Collegium Musicum, St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University

Two Preludes for Harp [2007]

premiere: 2/28/2007 Emily Montoya, Harp at Morse Hall, Manhattan School of Music

Out of a Dark Sea [2006] (Fl/Alto Fl, Cl/Bcl, Hrn, Perc, Harp, Pno, Vln, Vcl and Electronics)

commissioned by The Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, Gilbert Kalish, Director,

as part of the 19th Annual World Premieres Commission Series

published, licensed and distributed by Alexander Street Press LLC/Riverside Modern Editions (ASCAP)

and Babel Scores (Paris)

premiere: 11/11/2006, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY

 

Phantasie [2006] for solo amplified Cello

commissioned by Musik der Jahrhunderte for cellist Adrian Fung

as part of the ISCM World New Music Festival, 2006

published, licensed and distributed by Alexander Street Press LLC/Riverside Modern Editions (ASCAP)

and Babel Scores (Paris)

premiere 5/27/2006, Adrian Fung, Cello as part of the 2006 ISCM Global Interplay Festival, Goethe Institut, New York, NY

Remix-Asyla [2006] for large ensemble

in collaboration with members of Ensemble Modern and the Berlin Philharmonic

premiere: 1/28/2006 members of Ensemble Modern, the Berlin Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Zankel Concert Hall

 

A Distant Mirror [2000/2006] for Bass Clarinet/Clarinet and Piano

published, licensed and distributed by Alexander Street Press LLC/Riverside Modern Editions (ASCAP)

premiere (version for clarinets) 3/17/2006 Ensemble Adapter, Berliner Festspiele: MaerzMusik festival, Konzertsaal Bundesallee, Berlin, Germany

premiere (version for tenor saxophone) 3/19/2001 Jürgen Kruse, Piano, Thomas Winter, Saxophone Kleiner Saal, Stuttgarter Musikhochschule

 

. . .como un respiro [2005] for solo Cello and eleven strings

premiere: 3/20/2005 Mannes Sinfonietta, Concert Hall, Mannes School of Music, New York


Parallaxes [2005] for 15 instruments written for the Second Instrumental Unit, Matthew Cody, conductor

published, licensed and distributed by Alexander Street Press LLC/Riverside Modern Editions (ASCAP)

premiere: 4/15/2005 Second Instrumental Unit Miller Theater, New York, NY

Early Lyrics [2004] (Sop, Fl, Cl/Bcl, Vln, Vcl, Pno and Electronics)

from Flower Snake Poems, texts by So Chong Ju

premiere: 10/30/2004 Columbia Composers Ensemble, Bo Chang, Mezzo-Soprano, Matthew

Cody, conductor, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY

Psalm XIII [2004] for SSAATTB Choir

written for the Collegium Musicum, Columbia University

premiere: 3/12/2005, Columbia University Collegium Musicum St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University

 

De Nativitate [2003] for Piano Quintet (2 Vln, Vla, Vcl, Pno)

premiere: 12/18/2003 Riverside Camerata, The Theater at Riverside Church

Between Light and Shade [2003] for Flute, Cello and 3 Percussion

premiere: 4/05/2004 Columbia Composers Ensemble, Merkin Hall at Kaufmann Center, New York, NY

 

Zeremonie II [2002] version for Large Ensemble, Computerized Sound and Dance

in collaboration with the NYU New Music and Dance Ensemble

premiere: 12/4/2002 NYU New Music and Dance Ensemble, Frederick Loewe Theater, New York, NY

AntEroica [2001] for Piano, Live Electronics and Video Projection

commissioned by Raphael Kroetz.

premiere: 9/12 - 9/26/01 installed as part of the Augenweite exhibit, Kunstakademie Stuttgart         

Kandinsky Studies [2001] for Computer-Synthesized Sound (programmed in C Sound)

premiere: 6/2001 presented as an installation at Elektronische Nacht 2001, Stuttgarter Musikhochschule

 

String Quintet [2001]

premiere: 7/2001 Kleiner Saal, Stuttgarter Musikhochschule

Zeremonie [2001] for Computerized Sound

premiere: 12/2000 Kleiner Saal, Stuttgarter Musikhochschule

Toccata [1999] for solo Piano

premiere: 5/2002, Beall Concert Hall, University of Oregon, Huck Hodge, piano