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Performers are Laurel Ann Maurer on flute, Russell Harlow on clarinet, and John Jensen on piano.
A section of the first movement, premiered on May 3, 2003 in Boston. The orchestra is the New England Philharmonic under the baton of Richard Pittman. This quiet section features aleatoric counterpoint in the woodwinds.
a brief and frantic ride for flute and piano, completed in spring of 2007. It has been publicly performed, but I do not have a recording. This performance was generated using Kontakt. It is a new recording from December of 2016..
This is a student performance at the University of Utah. The six pieces were divided among three pianists: Josh Wright (1, 4), Ruby Chou (2, 6), and Dylan Bean (3, 5).
This piece occupied much of my time in the mid 1990's. I wrote a computer program which controlled generation of sound by several synthesizers. A key goal was the mix of tightly-controlled music, and aleatoric music within the same framework. It is probably my last partially tonal piece.
A new mix of this is on the way—new instruments, new performance and corrections
Recitative for Sorely Tested Products,
May be the only cantata ever written about product testing. Text is by John Updike. David Ripley sings the part of a mournful and abused tire as well as a now-irregular watch. Karol Bennett becomes a broken typewriter and an angry pair of scissors. Together they dream of a Dies Irae The pianist is John McDonald, and the performance is at MIT.
Brass Quintet #2 (no salesman will call)
played in this example by the Capital Brass. It's considerably jazzier than anything I've written in recent years.
before we were so rudely interrupted
This performance features a trio headed by Richard Paul Stone.
for voice and electronic orchestra, performed by David Ripley in 2003. Ripley has performed both books of songs a number of times, most recently in 2009.
One movement from Five Poems for mezzo soprano and string orchestra. This is a short song on a poem by Williams. A cat gets what's coming to him. Karen Lykes sings with the Red Sneakers Nonharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of (or perhaps in spite of) the composer.