Acoustic Works

Electroacoustic Works

Film/Musical Compositions


As I peruse the list below it appears rather slim for someone who has been composing since the age of ten, perhaps suggesting that I spend much time collecting stamps or playing golf, or find composing a laborious or irksome pastime. Not so. Over the years I have composed many other works, not listed here, several of which have had many more performances than some of the compositions listed below. The works included here, however, are those that I care about today.

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Acoustic Works

Large Ensemble Works:
  • CROSSOVER
    Tenor saxophone soloist and wind ensemble (37 players); 1997 ; Duration ca. 15:30
  • BREAKAWAY!
    Symphony orchestra ; 1997 ; Duration ca. 8:35

Chamber Works:

  • FINGER STICKING
    Finger percussion duo; 3 movements ; 2011; Duration ca. 10 minutes 30 seconds
  • FORE AFTER EVER
    Duo for alto saxophonist and percussionist ; 3 movements; 2011 ; Duration ca. 13:20
  • VESSELS OF MAGIC
    Violin, clarinet, piano ; 1988 ; Duration ca. 13:20
  • TAKE ME PLACES
    Flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussionist ; 1979 ; Duration ca. 17:00
  • STRING SEXTET
    2 violins, 2 violas, cello, contrabass ; 1969 ; Duration ca. 22:00

Solo Works:

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Electroacoustic Works
  • VIVRE
    Computer-generated composition; ; 2008 ; Duration 12:50
  • BREATH OF LIFE
    Computer-generated composition; 1996-7 ; Duration 20:02
Works for soloist(s) and computer-generated sounds:
  • SHATTERED GLACIERS
    Soprano and computer-generated sounds; 2011 ; Duration ca. 20:20
  • TAKE FLIGHT
    Marimba and interactive computer processing; 2009 ; 13:30
  • DIASPORA
    Soprano and computer-generated sounds; 2005 ; Duration ca. 17:30
  • PRECIPICE
    Five octave marimba and computer-generated sounds; 2004 ; Duration ca. 18:00
  • THE DYING OF THE LIGHT
    Viola and computer-generated sounds; 2003 ; Duration ca. 21:00 (or 13:30 for a shortened version)
  • AKHMATOVA SONGS
    Soprano, cello and computer-generated sounds; 2001 ; Duration ca. 15:30
  • AT THE EDGE
    Percussionist and computer-generated sounds; 1989 ; Duration ca. 15:36
  • ETERNAL WINTER
    Trombone and computer-generated sounds; 1986 ; Duration ca. 15:12
  • TREMOR OF NIGHT AND DAY
    Cello and computer-generated sounds; 1984 ; Duration ca. 12:30
  • SPRING WINDS, AUTUMN GUSTS
    Lyric soprano, piano and computer-generated sounds; 1983 ; Duration ca. 13:30

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Film/Musical Compositions

Compositions collaboratively and interactively conceived and realized with animators, graphic artists and choreographers in which animation imagery and computer-generated music, and changing relationships between the two, are equally vital to the structure and expression of the work.
  • ROUNDABOUT
    2010 ; Duration 7:35 ; imagery by Peter Byrne and Carole Woodlock
  • OFF-LINE
    2010 ; Duration 9:00 ; musical soundtrack for digital 3D animated film produced by Tom Gasek
  • PASSAGE
    2007 ; Duration 7:00 ; imagery by Peter Byrne and Carole Woodlock
  • SECOND SIGHT
    2005 ; Duration 5:30 ; imagery by Stephanie Maxwell and Peter Byrne
  • TIME STREAMS
    2003 ; Duration 5:26 ; imagery by Stephanie Maxwell
  • RAINDREAMS
    2002 ; Duration 8:31 ; a screen dance created with choreographer Susannah Newman and videographer/film maker Nancy Ghertner with a company of 10 dancers
  • passe-partout
    2002 ; Duration 5:56 ; imagery by Stephanie Maxwell
  • terra incognita
    2001 ; Duration 4:50 ; imagery by Stephanie Maxwell
  • SOMEWHERE
    1999 ; Duration 4:51 ; imagery by Stephanie Maxwell
  • OUTERMOST
    1998 ; Duration 4:12 ; imagery by Stephanie Maxwell

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