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COMPOSITIONS (Categorized)

to Compositions in chronological order

LARGE ENSEMBLE
ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC ENSEMBLES
SAMPLED SPEECH + ENSEMBLES
ACOUSTIC
SOLO ELECTRIC GUITAR (with or without sampled speech or electronics)
TAPE

All works except “Patty Hearst” are published by Emotomat Music (ASCAP). All inquiries regarding sheet music (and performance audio tracks, where applicable) may be directed to the composer. Some early pieces have not been transferred to notation software, and other pieces require technological updates. This work will be ongoing, so please inquire about the current status of any particular piece.

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LARGE ENSEMBLE top

Mind Out Of Matter (2009-14) 70.00
flute, oboe, 2 clarinets (doubling bass clarinet & alto sax), bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 violins (1 doubling electric guitar), viola, cello, bass (doubling electric bass) piano/keyboard, 2 percussion, sampled speech

Stalking Horse (2007) 12.00
chamber orchestra, solo electric guitar

ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC ENSEMBLES top

Up And Back (2005) 16.00 << audio >>
Wind On The Mountain
Breath In My Throat
shamisen, electric guitar, cello, piano

Bowery Haunt (2005) 9.00 << audio >>
2 electric guitars

The Illusion Of Guidance (2002) 10.00 << audio >>
clar, cello, double bass, e. guitar, piano, marimba/perc.

I Am New York City (Confetti Of Flesh) (1990) 10.30 << audio >>
soprano, viola, piano/synthesizer, percussion (marimba/drumset)

Rock/Paper/Scissors (1989-94) 40.00 << audio >>
Rock
Paper
Scissors
Glass House
Stone
violin, cello, electric guitar, synthesizer

Khaibit B (1987) 4.30 << audio >>
flute, sop sax, bass clar, 2 e. guitar, e. bass, marimba, drumset

Simple Engines (1986) 9.00 << audio >>
flute/alto sax, sop/bari sax, b.clar/tenor sax, 2 e. guitars, e. bass, e. keyboard, marimba/drumset

Before Winter (1984-5) 26.00
Before Winter I
Before Winter II
flute/alto sax, sop/bari sax, b.clar/tenor sax, 2 e. guitars, e. bass, marimba/perc, drumset

Interrupt (1983) 13.00
Alto, tenor, and baritone sax, 2 electric guitars, electric bass, drumset

SAMPLED SPEECH + ENSEMBLES top

Pact (2006) 29.00 << audio >>
In For The Ride
Love And Display
Anthem Hunt
How It’s Done
Job To Do
cello, e. guitar, piano, db. bass/e. bass, sampled speech

Americans (2003) 20.30 << audio >>
Universal Phenomenon
Your Host
Continental Divide
clar/b.clar, sop/tenor sax, viola, e. guitar, e. bass, piano, drumset, sampled speech

The Value Of People And Things (1997-9) 23.30
Worth Having
Maybe You
violin, cello, e. guitar, piano, sampled speech

Convertible Debts (1994-6) 17.00 << audio >>
Listen
Tickets
Air Compressor
Bounce
violin, cello, e. guitar, piano, MIDI percussion, sampled speech

How It Happens (says I.F. Stone) (1991-3) 67.00 << audio >>
The Clouds 4.00
It Raged 8.00
Signals 10.00
Soliloquy 13.10
Cold War Suite 11.30
Lawless Things
Movies
Light
Perfect Weapon
What Would Have Happened
Rainfall 20.00
string quartet, sampled speech, with MIDI-controlled percussion and synthesizers on some sections

Patty Hearst (1988) 42.00 << audio >>
Mom/Dad
Persistence Of Vision
Motel TV
Closet
My Real Crime
Rest Home
Pistol/Rope
Young Once
Cinque’s Vision
Pen Chorale
Dad/Mom
Blindfold
violin, cello, electric guitar, synthesizers, percussion -- MIDI-controlled sampled speech, percussion, and synthesizers

ACOUSTIC top

Last Time Told (2012) 14.30
flute, oboe, violin, cello, mandolin, acoustic guitar

Gone (2004) 10.00
electric or acoustic guitar

The Pietist And The Hedonist (2000-2) 15.30
The Pietist
The Hedonist
flute, clar/bass clar, violin, cello, piano, percussion

Jet Lag Lounge (1998) 10.30
Piano

Rent Party (1994) 22.00 << audio >>
June
July
August
violin, cello

Practical Music (1988, revised 2001) 11.45 << audio >>
Original version: clar/synthesizer wind controller, piano
Revised version: clar/bass clar, violin, cello, piano

3 Notes And Change (1987)
4 sax, 2 trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, 6 percussion

Bird In The Domes (1986) 26.00
Absent Rooms
Khu
Khaibit
string quartet

SOLO ELECTRIC GUITAR top

Gone (2004) 10.00
electric or acoustic guitar

U79 (1987) 13.10
solo electric guitar, tape (e. guitar quartet, e. bass, electronically manipulated speech)

Alibi (1985) 9.30
solo electric guitar, MIDI-controlled synthesizers and sampled percussion

No Memory (1983) 11.30
solo electric guitar, tape (e. guitar quartet, e. bass, electronically manipulated speech)

Five Movements (1980-82) 36.00
Steel Shower
Ghost Blues
Epiphany Machine
Four Witnesses
Juggernaut
solo electric guitar, live electronics

John Somebody (1980-82) 28.00 << audio >>
Part I
Part II
But, uh
Involuntary Songs I-IV
Reprise
solo electric guitar, tape (taped speech, electronics, e. guitars, winds, percussion)

TAPE top

Natural Postures (1980)
tape (taped speech, altered telephone sounds, electric guitars)

Home And Variations (1979)
tape (taped speech)

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