Chamber

"Drina y Carmelo" 

2019 (3:00)  

Violin, Bassoon, Piano, Percussion


"Drina y Carmelo," like my "Luisa y Alejandro," was inspired by my time as concertmaster in an Argentine Tango orchestra, and the many Tango Nuevo pieces I fell in love with during my undergrad. 

This performance was at the 2019 CoLab Concert at the University of Michigan. Performing ensemble: Front Porch; dancers: Sophia & El Kronox.

"Your Little Boy" for String Quartet

2018 (11:30)


"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.

"Night Nihilism" for Viola Choir

2018 (4:40)

8 Violas


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.

Luisa y Alejandro

2017 (5:04)

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.

"Pieces" for Solo Viola and Chamber Orchestra

2016 (20:51)


My masters thesis. Performed by members of the prismatx ensemble in Austin, TX.

"Moonrise" for Clarinet Quintet*


2015 (9:10)

Clarinet, and String Quartet


*This recording is from its premiere. Since then, it has seen a number of edits.

The Human Condition

2012 (5:41)
Piano, Vibraphone/Crotales, Electric Bass, Violin I, Violin II

Large Ensemble

Koliadka

(5:30); 2016; Wind Ensemble


"Koliadka" for Wind Ensemble was premiered at the "Pale Blue." Winter Wind Ensemble Special Event 2016 in Austin, TX. 

This piece was inspired by a koliadka — a Ukrainian Christmas carol. The one I chose tells of how three doves created the world. There are many different versions of this koliadka, and ethnomusicologists date its creation back to more than one thousand years ago (a version has been documented in the Chronicles of the Kyivan Rus’ state from the tenth century AD). 


The inspiration to use some sort of folk song (which led to my choosing a koliadka) was itself inspired by another inspiration of mine: the Shigir Idol. The Shigir Idol is the most ancient wooden sculpture in the world, made during the Mesolithic period, having been carved around 11,000 years ago. It is currently displayed in the Sverdlovsk Regional Museum of Local Lore in Yekaterinburg, Russia. 

Electronic

Progressing

(2:40); 2013; Violin, Symbolic Sound Kyma (sound design language)