Scores and Recordings:
Newly Raised (2017); 14.5'; fl, cl, bsn, pno, 4 vn, 2 va, 2 vc, db, narrator. Premiered at the National Opera Center in Manhattan in August 2017 as part of a benefit concert for the Jordan-based refugee relief organization Collateral Repair Project. See score.
We are the same as we have always been (2017), 10', solo bass clarinet and live electronics. Written for clarinetist Raissa Fahlman and premiered at the November 2017 Penn Sound Collective concert in Philadelphia. See score.
Into the Dark Air (2016), 3.5', six voices or six-part mixed choir. Written as a site-specific work to be performed in the pedestrian tunnel to the subway station at 191st Street in Manhattan, with a group of singers positioned at each end of the tunnel. As the premiere has not yet occurred, this recording is a demo version and represents the resultant sound at one end of the tunnel. (The arrival of rhyming words and harmony are also coordinated at the other end of the tunnel, and the experience of the piece would be different there.) See score.
"In Search of Rhythmic and Improvisatory Practice in the 13th and 14th Centuries: Birdsong and Singers on the Wing," 2016 paper using birdsong quotations as clues to issues of tempo, rhythm, and improvisation in 13th- and 14th-century music. (Written at Stony Brook University, supervised by Catherine Bradley.)
"Love and Death: into the Extremes in Donnacha Dennehy's Grá agus Bás," 2015 paper analyzing textual and timbral techniques in Grá agus Bás. (Written at Stony Brook University, supervised by Matthew Barnson.)
"Hit Chansons: the Contratenor as Cover and Clue in Machaut," 2013 paper investigating Machaut's contratenors in comparison with added contratenors composed for his music by other musicians. Given at the 48th International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan. (Written at Princeton University, supervised by Anna Zayaruznaya.)
"Canntaireachd: 'Making a Word of the Note,'" 2011 paper investigating the spectral logic of Scottish piping vocable system. (Written at Princeton University, supervised by Dan Trueman.)