Premiered: April 24, 2013 @ Cal Arts
Brief Description: A 5 movement journey from the conception to expression of the Universe – creation, awareness, development, contemplation, expansion
Tenor Sax Concerto No. 1
Brief Description: Fusing Argentine Tango, Hip-Hop, and Latin Jazz, into a beautiful three movement narrative. Est Time 30′
Premiered by: Isaura String Quartet
April 5th, 2014 at SPACE Arts Center
Brief Description: 5 miniature movements est. 7′
In a language incorporating Argentine tango and hip-hop, String Quartet No. 1 paints a Webern-esque tapestry in 5 miniature movements. The emotional anguishes and passions represented in this piece are the very same links that make up the fabric of human experience. The five movements of String Quartet No. 1 represent snapshots of different vignettes across human history. The emotional bonds fluctuate through restated motifs being permutated throughout the movements.
Commisioned by: Mona Tian
Premiered: February 22nd, 2013 at CalARTS
Brief Description: Fusing Argentine Tango techniques and modern atonal aesthetics, Violin Study No. 1 is not only a piece that technically challenges the performer, but acts as a physiological mirror. Est. 7′
Program Notes: Memories and dreams are what shape our present realities. Sometimes they can help us find ourselves and sometimes, they can haunt us. The main lyrical theme of the piece represents our moment-to-moment reality. It is constanly interrupted and influenced by our memories of the past, and our worries of the furure. The constant fluctuation of the E-F motif during the whole of the piece, is the ripples of experience that shape our lives.
Movments I, II May 28, 2011 at UCSB Movments III April 24, 2013 at CalARTS
Brief Description: Fusing Argentine Tango, Hip-Hop, Latin Jazz, and Mediterranean influences into a beautiful three movement narrative. Est Time 14′
Recorded: 2010 at UCSB by Jeremy Haladyna
Brief Description: A suite consisting of five solo piano minatures inspired by the Starchild Skull found in the southwest of Chihuahua, Mexico. Est Time 6′
Program Notes: Each piece focuses on different 20th Century compositional techniques and represents a different scene in the Starchild narrative.
I. The Arrival II.Serenade for the Starchild III. Hymn for the Taken Ones IV. Scattered Memories V. Higher Conciousness