Paranoia in an Illusion (the Trouble with Eyes)
A quick fanfare to commemorate the turmoils of obsession, distortion, and our most human feature.
A snapshot of a moment. Anguished. But ok. Intense. But personal.
A take on Puritan ideals in the United States, obsession, and minimalism in the form of an 8-minute orchestra piece.
What does meditation look like in the 21-Century? 3 celli and Tibetan Singing Bowls offer an answer.
1 Computer, 1300 lines of code and 1 news article. How will this computer transform the news into a piece of music. Only you can witness to find out.
3 vocalists. 14 instrumentalists. 18 collaborative artists. 45 minutes of music. 1 crowdfund. And an idea about tackling the deep impacts of apparent harmless idealization.
A 3 movement, 18 minute exploration into cross-genre, cross-world musical existences for 15 instrumentalists and 1 conductor. Dedicated to Shane M. Gillen.
One Emotion in an Endless World
6 movement work that started out being written for two musicians, then flourished into a 10 instrumentalists, 1 soprano piece. And finished with over 80 musicians, solo soprano, and solo cello in the final, orchestral song, “Hedonism.” All tackling tough issues in an attempt to exorcise myself of them.
2 oboists and 10 miniatures portraying conversational idiosyncrasies. Humorous. Emotional. And a tough read for my poor friends!
A relatively brief piece for wind ensemble, contrasting two world without apologizing to the audience.
3 instrumentalists and 1 narrator explore the deep resistance to the corruption on one’s peers.
4 musicians explore the numerous iterations of Grande’s 2 measure theme in 6 minutes.
1 musician explores the 1 event that affected thousands in 2001. In a rare instance, we see the generalized suffering on a personal level.
Fun and strange. 2 musicians get caught in a composer’s stream of conscious filled with odd melodies, chanting, and screaming.
3 vocalists and 5 pit musicians take on the concept of purity in 15 minutes through 1 man’s struggle over 5 years.
5 vocalists depict a dark scene over 5 minutes. Who is suffering, who is “Father,” and what is suffering is yet to be seen…
4 musicians build a 10 minute world, open to be built by the audience’s imagination.
5 musicians. 1 melody. And a disturbing development of it all…