Selected Works

The Extinctionist (2021)
for ensemble, piano,  violin/viola, electric guitar, percussion, 75’
libretto by Amanda Quaid
for Heartbeat Opera
premiere 2021.05.29 at PS21 (Chatham, NY)

Futility (is Futility) / הבֿל איז הבֿלים
for soprano, piano, 5’
for YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Bard College 
premiered 2021.04.21 at Yiddish Folksong in Classical Music (YouTube Live)

Untitled Sistine Chapel Project (2020)
for tenor, piano, 5’
libretto by Dustin Wills  
for Live from Elm Court, The Frederick R. Koch Foundation
premiered 2020.11.05 at Live from Elm Court (YouTube Live)

Foxx n Wolfe (2019)
for piano, electronics, 12’
co-composed with William Gardiner
directed by Shaunette Renée Wilson
premiered 2019.08.03 at the Cobb International Film Festival

Stories (2019)
Head, Heart/ Fear/ Insomnia/ Tropical Storm/ What I Feel
for soprano, piano, 15’
prose by Lydia Davis
previewed 2019.03.23 at Scots Kirk (Paris, France)
premiered 2019.03.28 at Fondation des États-Unis (Paris, France)
performed 2020.10.22 at Live from Elm Court (YouTube Live)

Feed the Snakes (2018)
for soprano, two violins, cello, clarinet, bass, and harpsichord, 8’
libretto by Royce Vavrek
for Dragus Maximus, Heartbeat Opera’s fifth annual Halloween drag extravaganza
premiered 2018.10.26 at Roulette (Brooklyn, NY)
performed 2018.11.02 at The Greene Space (New York, NY)

Tongue Depressor (2018)
choral music for six actor-singers a cappella, 12’
text by Jerry Lieblich
directed by Tara Elliott
premiered 2018.08.18 at The Public Theater (New York, NY)

Rhymes of Mother Goose (2017)
for SATB choir a cappella, 6’
commissioned by the NY Virtuoso Singers
premiered 2017.10.28 at the St. Ignatius of Antioch Church (New York, NY)

A Twin Peaks Fantasy (2017)
for string quartet and piano, 35’
Video link (WQXR) 
commissioned by the Dover Quartet and Chamber Music Northwest
previewed 2017.05.30 at Le Poisson Rouge (New York, NY) 
premiered 2017.07.24 at Chamber Music Northwest (Portland, OR)
performed 2018.10.14 at The Theater at Ace Hotel (Los Angeles, CA)

Canal Songs (2017)
for orchestra, 30’
commissioned by the Albany Symphony
premiered 2017.07.02 at the Erie Canal Bicentennial Celebration (Albany, NY)

Art Is (2017)
for wind ensemble and SATB choir, 8’
commissioned by the Copland House and Peekskill High School
premiered 2017.03.30 at Peekskill High School (Peekskill, NY)

Into You (2017)
for voice, electric guitar, piano, keyboard, percussion, and cello, 9’
for Invisible Anatomy
premiered 2017.02.02 at Roulette (Brooklyn, NY)
performed 2017.03.03 at Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI)
performed 2017.11.04 at Beijing Chamber Music Festival (Beijing, China)
performed 2017.12.14 at the Yale School of Music (New Haven, CT)

AWFUL EVENT! or The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln as Interpreted by the Unseen Internal Organs of His Wife (2016)
musical for six actors and five musicians, 70’
text by Kate Tarker, directed by Dustin Wills
premiered 2016.06.24 at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest (New York, NY)
performed 2018.05.24 - 05.25 at Baryshnikov Arts Center (New York, NY) 

In Common (2016)
for e-flat clarinet and piano, 7’
commissioned by Copland House
premiered 2016.06.12 at the Merestead Estate (Mount Kisco, NY)

Small Talk (2016)
for orchestra, 6’
commissioned by Yale Symphony Orchestra
performed 2016.04.21 at Carnegie Hall (New York, NY)
performed 2017.11.10 at Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis, MN) by Minnesota Orchestra
performed 2017.11.11 at MPR 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert (Minneapolis, MN) by Minnesota Orchestra

A Demonstration (2016)
for voice, piano 4-hands, 3 players inside of the piano, 8’
text adapted from Leonardo da Vinci
for Invisible Anatomy
premiered 2015.01.28 at National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY)

Once Five Years Pass (2015)
opera-theater for eight actor-musicians and piano, 90’
text by Federico García Lorca, translated and directed by Dustin Wills
premiered 2015.08.16 at Williamstown Theatre Festival (Williamstown, MA)
performed 2015.11.09 at the Drama League (New York, NY) 
performed 2017.12.14 at the Yale School of Music (New Haven, CT)
performed 2018.05.12 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (New York, NY)

Teeth (2015)
psychodrama for voice, electric guitar, 2 pianos, percussion, cello, and bass, 15’
for Invisible Anatomy
performed 2015.05.31 at Beijing Modern Music Festival (Beijing, China)
performed 2017.12.14 at the Yale School of Music (New Haven, CT)

Contact and Advance (2014)
for string sextet, 5’
Video link
commissioned by Chamber Music Northwest, for BodyVox Dance Company
premiered 2014.07.04 at PSU’s Lincoln Recital Hall (Portland, OR) by Dover Quartet with Paul Neubauer, Peter Wiley
performed 2016.11.03 at University of Nevada’s Nightingale Concert Hall (Reno, NV) by Amphion Quartet

so we must make the journey around the world (2014)
for voice ensemble, 6’
commissioned by Lorelei Ensemble (Boston, MA)
premiered 2014.05.23 at Memorial Church (Cambridge, MA)

nightingale + rose (2013)
for soprano solo, mixed choir, and ensemble, 18’
commissioned by John & Astrid Baumgardner
premiered 2013.08.21 at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (Norfolk, CT)
performed 2019.02.15 by NOVUS and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street at St. Paul’s Chapel (New York, NY)

Letter (2013)
for mixed choir, 4’
commissioned by the Yale Glee Club/ Yale-China Association
premiered 2013.06.03 at St. John’s Cathedral (Hong Kong)

Frau Trude (2013)
chamber opera, 10’
Video link
commissioned by the Center City Opera Theater (Philadelphia, PA)
premiered 2013.03.21 at the Prince Music Theater (Philadelphia, PA) 

My reflection ran away with my eyes (2012)
for orchestra, 9’
Audio link
premiered 2012.12.06 at Yale University’s Woolsey Hall (New Haven, CT) by the Yale Philharmonia
performed 2013.07.31 at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (Santa Cruz, CA) by the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra
performed 2015.10.06 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (Nashville, TN) by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra

the vast unbuilt abscesses of our [void] energy future (2012)
for two guitars, 13’
Audio link
premiered 2012.04.01 at Yale University’s Sprague Hall (New Haven, CT) by Graham Banfield and Alan Kulka
performed 2014.08.29 at Mama Fish (Los Angeles, CA) by Cameron O’Connor and Wenjun Qi
performed 2017.04.30 at National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY) by Gulli Björnsson and Jiji Kim 

Cereal Composition (2011)
for organ, 10’
commissioned by Raymond Nagem
premiered 2012.05.08 at the Church of St. John the Divine (New York, NY) by Raymond Nagem

Songs of Sorrow and Solitude (2007)
for soprano and piano , 20’
text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
performed 2015.06.15 at Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK) by Lauren Libaw and Lucie Troger
performed 2016.05.29 at Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room (London, UK) by Lauren Libaw and Daniel Schlosberg