moves

moves | pierrot, 2 perc, & video | 13″ | 2020
commissioned | Khemia Ensemble
premiered | Khemia Ensemble, digitally (Covid-19 era)
mixed and mastered | Eric Dluzniewski
video compiled by | Stephen Downing
animations | Niko D. Schroeder
additional animations | Lukas Schroeder

The game of chess mimics music composition in many ways. Beyond shared terminology, the way that one goes about developing a line, creating a transposition, or conceptualizing an ending are likewise similar. The fanaticism of music and chess devotees is also striking–many have dedicated their lives to the relatively niche and very limited fields.


All solo, chamber, and large ensemble works have score, parts, & relevant media available for purchase. Please contact me at nikodschroeder@gmail.com with inquiries. I’m happy to get my music in your hands!