Commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music
Written for and Performed by Johnny Gandelsman
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Solo Percussion (5 Wood Slats, 4 Metal Slats, 2 Flower Pots, 2 Wine Glasses)
Performer: Danielle Gonzalez
Video at beginning by Danielle Gonzalez
This piece is in collaboration with Gonzalez as part of her Natural Beauty series, considering the human impact on the environment. It is a personal reflection and reaction to climate change, the limits humans have, emotionally, mentally, physically, simultaneously addressing the limits of the earth itself.
2020 (14:00); Orchestra
A mock-up of my dissertation composition using Orchestral Tools Berlin Series. As part of the dissertation, I also created numerous works of visual art with the option to be projected during live performance of the piece. You can view some of these on my art page.
2016 (5:30); Wind Ensemble
"Koliadka" for Wind Ensemble was premiered at the "Pale Blue." Winter Wind Ensemble Special Event 2016 in Austin, TX.
The second of two pieces commissioned by the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings (DCWS) in 2020 when Davis was Composer-in-Residence. Originally premiered during their 2020 season, this recording to the left was performed by Trio de Bois at the University of Houston on April 10, 2023.
To listen to Davis's other DCWS commission, a piece for trombone quartet, click here, or scroll down.
"Your Little Boy" for String Quartet (2018) was commissioned by the Nightingale String Quartet of the University of Nevada, Reno. The performance here is a recording of the Converge String Quartet at the University of Michigan.
The piece is a personal reflection and reaction to loss and hardships between family members.
For Clarinet, and String Quartet
*This recording is from its premiere. Since then, it has seen a number of edits.
"Burst" for Trombone Quartet (2020) was commissioned by the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings (DCWS) as part of Davis' residency as Young Composer.
As the title suggests, Burst is about a musical idea that quite literally is wanting to burst forth in the texture and dominate.
The title of the piece, Night Nihilism, was inspired by the many moods and thoughts, swarming, which tend to occur only at night. Through a wall of dissonance, the many violas war for prominence.
Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
The story of Luisa and Alejandro.
Inspired by my many years performing as concertmaster of an Argentine Tango orchestra, and an exploration—for the string players—in the extended techniques required of Tango orchestras.
As a Composer Fellow for the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, I composed a number of art songs that were workshopped and premiered by Matthew Worth, baritone, and Molly Morkoski, piano. This recording is of the dress rehearsal at the Dresher Ensemble Studio in Oakland, CA.
2018 (6:45); Ableton
2013 (2:40); Violin, Symbolic Sound Kyma (sound design language)
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