The Ballad of the Young King Gambrinus | singing bowed & fretted string quartet | 9″ | 2019
Commissioned by Invoke and the Beerthoven Concert Series, Austin TX. Spinning a tale about the apocryphal Patron Saint of Beer.
genealogy I | piano, cello, & violin | 8″ | 2018
Commissioned by the 2018 Fresh Inc. Festival, where it was performed by members of Fifth House Ensemble and other festival participants. It follows Foucault’s concept of Genealogy, and the idea of many tiny histories.
yr Mallet, yr Hammer | orchestra | 9″ | 2019
Commissioned for the Mizzou Philharmonic Orchestra at the 2019 Chancellor’s Arts Showcase. “I want music in which I can live like a house.”
In Search of a Beer Mug | SATB saxophone quartet | 5″ | 2015
Written for the Donald Sinta Quartet. The title comes from a short story of the same name by longtime family friend, Bill Melvin. The music begins where the story ends.
wicked problems | alto sax, tenor sax, & fixed media | 8″ | 2017
A bifurcated piece that explores the various ways in which humanity interacts with nature.
Canvas the Bear (extended version) | pierrot & percussion | 4″ | 2016
Commissioned by the Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble’s 2016 National Parks Tour. It imagines the life of a black bear that I encountered as a terrified 10-year-old.