Acoustic Works

The New Harvard Dictionary of Music (1986) defines acoustic as, "Not electric, especially with reference to guitar or double bass (acoustic guitar, acoustic bass)." The definition of electroacoustic music is given as, "Music that is produced, changed, or reproduced by electronic means and that makes creative use of electronic equipment." Working within the genre of art music, my acoustic compositions have included chamber music for piano, voice, instruments and ensembles. Events and experiences of daily life inspire and influence these works, just as they do in the creation of electroacoustic soundscape compositions.

 
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One cannot erase one’s roots, your acoustic and natural history, which effects you. You need to be true to yourself and hear your natural traits.
— George Crumb, Longy School of Music, January 2002
 
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Small Ensemble

Perceptions

A Trio for Clarinet, Violin, Piano

 

In Memoriam

A String Quartet inspired by three Poems by David Patek

 

Two Songs on Poems by Robert Frost

Two pieces inspired by Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Now Close the Windows”

 

Wind & Ice

A String Trio

 

Solo Instrument

Sara, Themes & Variations

A cello piece written for Sara Edith Marean

 

Prism

A commission for pipe organ composed with the colors and tonalities of an historic tracker pipe organ and church hymns in mind

 

Soundtrap

A solo for percussion

 

The Fabric of Everyday Life

Six Miniatures for Piano inspired by serial compositions

 

 
 

Large Ensemble

Whether or Not