LuminousEYESELECTED CREATIVE WORK: MUSIC COMPOSITIONS, COMMISSIONS, AWARDS  AND PREMIERES

There will come soft rains (2016-2017) Commission from Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Cory Hills, percussion and spoken voice, Maggie Parkins, cellist,Eclipse String Quartet, Ashley Bathgate, cellist Bang on a Can,  for Mojave Desert National Preserve, ZZYZX

Luminosity: Pierre’s Dissertation on Crystals (2016), Nicholas Isherwood, bass-baritone, premiered, Los Angeles, Germany, Philadelphia, New Zealand, Italy.

Luminous Etudes-Visions of the Black Madonna of Montserrat (2015-2016) for Kathleen Supove, Eleonor Sandresky, pianists and LoadBang, trumpet, trombone, bass-clarinet, baritone, Composer-in-Residence, Montserrat, Spain for New Music USA Project Award 2015

https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/luminous-etudes-visions-of-the-black-madonna-of-montserrat/

Like the river with no end (2015): for flute and piano, Jean Ferrandis, flute, Alison Edwards, piano, November 3, 2015 premiere, Performance by Vertixe Sonora Ensemble from Spain, November 14th, 2015.

Luminosity: The Passions of Marie and Pierre Curie (2015): Each Life Converges –multi-media opera commissioned and premiered by Either/Or Ensemble, Laurie Rubin, Mezzo-Soprano, performance, March 1, 2015, CSUF New Music Festival, Meng Hall

Riverly is the Moon II (2015)  for Vibraphone and video commissioned by Vertixe Sonora Ensemble, to be premiered on June 16th, 2015, Galician Center for Contemporary Art, Santiago de Compostella, Spain with video by Jimena Sarno and Blood Moon images by Carolyn Yarnell.

Riverly is the Moon (2014) for solo clarinet, commissioned, premiered and recorded by Virginia Figueiredos, for CD Release, 2015, premiered, February 17th, 2015, CSUF New Music Festival, Meng Hall.

As I ebb’d (2015) for voice and piano premiered at World Water Day, March 22, 2015  by Chris Williams, baritone, Pamela Madsen, piano, Crystal Cove State Park Amphitheater

Ode to the Sea (2015) for voice, sax,  piano, bass, drums, Chris Williams, baritone and Eric Dries, piano and the  New Jazz Songbook band, premiered at World Water Day, March 22, 2015 Crystal Cove State Park Amphitheater.

Songs from the Sea (2015) for voice, ensemble  by Megan Ralston, soprano, Pamela Madsen, piano, and cello, percussion from CSUF New Music Ensemble, and Orange County Girls Scouts, premiered at World Water Day, March 22, 2015 Crystal Cove State Park Amphitheater

Into the Heart of the Earth (2014) for concert band commissioned by Crystal Cove Alliance and Mansour Family for opening of Environmental Study Loop at Crystal Cove State Park. Premiered Feb. 1st, 2014 by Laguna Beach Concert Band.

Luminosity: The Passions of Marie Curie-Polonium (2013) commissioned by Tony Arnold, soprano and musicians from soundSCAPE, Aiyun Huang, percussion, Thomas Rosenkranz, piano, Jane Rigler, flute with texts and images by Quintan Ana Wikswo, filmmaker, poet. Selected works  premiered March 1, 2013 Luminosity: The Passions of Marie Curie-Polonium (2013)

WUPATKI: Houses of the Enemies (2012) for ensemble, electronics and film, text by Quintan Ana Wikswo, commissioned by Peak Frequency, University of Colorado, premiered December 1st, 2012

Final Harvest, Emily Dickinson Song Cycle (2012) for voice, piano and solo instruments, commissioned and premiered by Solveig Olsen and Sharon Skidgel at University of Colorado, Dec. 2012

Big Basin, The Song of the Redwoods (2012) for large ensemble, spoken voice and solo piano, commissioned and premiered by Peak Frequency Ensemble, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Dec. 1st, 2012

Luminosity/Polonium (2012) for SATB choir, piano and projected video by Quinitan Ana Wikswo premiered May 5, 2012, CSUF Film as Collaborative Art Festivalhttps://vimeo.com/90420987

The Singing of the Waves: Nereid’s Lyre (2011):  VOX NOVUS Award. For solo voice, Beth Griffith, soprano, NYC, premiere September 2011

Prophecy of Place for video, electronics with visual artist/poet Quintan Ana Wikswo (2011) Yeshiva University Museum at The Center for Jewish History and The Smithsonian Institute, NYC. Premiered Aug. 14th– February 14, 2012. Released on DVD, by Catlysis 2011

The Singing of the Waves: Sunk Lyonesse (2011) for two voices, flute and piano, Adriana Mandfredi and Harriet Fraser, voices, Santa Ana, CA, premiered June, 2011

Melting Away: Gravity (2011) for string orchestra, piano, percussion, voice, spatialized electronics and projected Arctic Images, with photographer Camille Seaman, premiered CSUF March 2011

Here the frailest leaves of me. . . (2011) for violin and piano, Ernest Salem, violin, Alison Edwards, piano premiered CSUF March 2011

The Land of the Moon, (2010) for duo prepared pianos, commissioned to be premiered March 2010 by Bugallo-Williams piano duo Cal State Fullerton New Music Festival, with performances throughout US and Europe

Reflections on the Living Sea (2010), commissioned by Laguna Beach Music Festival, for Claire Chase, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) flutist and Jon Klibinoff, pianist with film by IMAX filmmaker Greg MacGillivray premiered January 2010, New version for Trio Solisti, premiered 2010 (Living Sea)

Sea-Change (2009), for violin, clarinet, piano commissioned and premièred by Verdehr Trio, October 2009, performed throughout the US, Euorpe and Asia, recorded for new CD of American Composers Works (Sea Change)

The Singing of the Waves for flutes, piano and spoken, sung voices (2008-9) Commissioned by Jane Rigler, flutist and Anne LaBerge, flutist, premiered 2008 NYC, Amsterdam (The Singing of the Waves)

Sedna, Multi-Media Opera for voice, ensemble, spatialized electronics and video projection (2006-7) Commissioned by Zeitgeist Ensemble, Minneapolis, Minnesota for multiple performances during 2007-8 Season

To Bedlam and Part Way Back, cycle of works for voice, ensemble and electronics (2007-8)  Commissioned by Zeitgeist and other ensembles, Lullaby Premiered March, 2007

Fallen for SATB Chorus and piano (2008-9) Commissioned by Cal State CSUF Singers Based on Rilke Poems: premiered May 2009

We are All Sibyls (2003-4) interactive electroacoustic opera/installation for four voices, spatialized choir, flute, violin, cello, piano, two percussion and electronics for Envisioning the Future Project with artist Judy Chicago. Premiered: Pomona Arts Colony, January/February 2004.Women in New Music Festival, CSUF March 2004

Rope (2003) for clarinet, violin, cello, piano and electronic Premiered by the California Ear Unit, Acrosanti, Arizona, August 17, 2003

O Mary (2002) Premiered, Recorded for Radio France, by the Arditti String Quartet, Acanthes Festival, Avignon, France, July 19, 2002 (O Mary), Performed by ETHEL, 2005, New version premiered by JACK Quartet, 2011

From the Garden (2002) for two voices, and amplified prepared piano, premiered by Suzanne Harmon, Nicole Baker, voices, pianos, CSUFullerton March 7, 2002

Red Vertical (2002), for saxophone/clarinet and percussion, Premiered by Zeitgeist Duo, Guest Composer Concert, CSULong Beach, Concert Hall, March 6, 2002 NYC Premiere, yesaroun’ duo, Juilliard School of Music, May 2002

Demon II (2002) for solo clarinet and electronics Commissioned by Pat O”Keefe, Zeitgeist, premiered at Guest Composer Concert, CSULong Beach, March 6, 2002

The Sexton Cycle (1996-2003) The Sexton Cycle is a ninety-minute music drama based on the work of Pulitzer prize-winning American poet Anne Sexton. All works in the cycle have been premiered, recorded for a CD funded by grants from CSUF, UCSD, Mills College, The American Music Center, American Composers Forum.

 

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