Composed 2012. Cream is scored for four electric guitars. In composing Cream, I was interested in giving my stretched out melodies and slowly progressing harmonies time and space to flow. I wanted to create a contemplative atmosphere in which listeners can concentrate on the evolving timbres of the notes as they build and decay.

Performance by Dither

Please note: bass plays an important role in this piece, you’ll need headphones or speakers with a good low end to hear it properly.

impressions|expressions is a collaboratively composed piece by kite•string (Sarah O’Halloran and Margaret Schedel). The piece features sonifications of data collected by psychologist Matthew Lerner of the University of Virginia on recognition of facial expressions by people with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Each of the three sections is based on data related to the recognition of a different facial expression (sad, happy, angry), various streams of data control parameters including pitch, rhythm, and amplitude.

impressions | expressions was awarded the prize for Outstanding Student Composition at the 2013 Conference of the College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter. 

Please note: bass plays an important role in this piece, you’ll need headphones or speakers with a good low end to hear it properly.

This song was written for a dance project in 2014 to represent a warrior character.

Please note: bass plays an important role in this piece, you’ll need headphones or speakers with a good low end to hear it properly.

wax/wane was composed in 2012 for string quartet. It is focused on harmonic density, the quartet begins by playing three-note chords, gradually builds to eight-note chords, and works its way back to three-note chords.

Recording is by the Voxare Quartet.

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