Rust and Stardust

Premiered 2 May 2015 by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov, conductor
Tectonics Festival, Glasgow, Scotland

Spinning in Infinity

for orchestra and electronics (2014)  
Premiered 21 February 2015 by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Diego Matheuz, conductor
Festival Présences, Radio France, Paris, France


for hexaphonic electric guitar and chamber orchestra (2010)  
Premiered 3 December 2010 at Carnegie Hall, New York City

The Geography of Cities on Water

Workshopped and recorded by the Brussels Philharmonic under Michel Tabachnik at TACTUS, January 2011, Brussels, Belgium

Canaries in the Morning, Balloons at Night

Commissioned by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

Premiered 25 September 2004 in Lafayette, LA


Premiered 17 March 17 2004 at Royal College of Music, London
Also performed at American Composers Orchestra’s Whitaker Reading Sessions, May 20, 2004 at Miller Theater, NYC

History by Moonlight

for orchestra (2003)

Songs from the Plays, Book I

for SATB soloists and chamber orchestra (2002)
Song cycle on poems by Kenneth Koch


Difficult Places

for twenty-three players (flute, oboe, bass clarinet/tenor sax, alto sax/tubax, bassoon, horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, piano, keyboard, two percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, and bass) plus live electronics (2015)

collaboration with video artist Leonel Dietsche

Premiered 29 November 2015 by Ensemble Modern, Johannes Kalitzke, conductor
cresc… Festival, Hanau, Germany

Convergence Lines

for ten players (flute, clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, piano, harp, percussion, violin, and bass) plus live electronics (2013)
Premiered 23 January 2014 by Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Pierre-André Valade, conductor
Ultraschall Festival, Berlin, Germany

Widening Circles

for eight players (sho, sheng, accordion, bass clarinet, harp, zheng, qanun and santur) plus live electronics (2012)
Premiered 30 August 2012 at Atlas Festival, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, NL

Anyplace Else

for ten players (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, piano, electric guitar, violin, viola, cello, and bass) (2012)
Premiered 21 July 2012 at IMD, Darmstadt, Germany

Cognitive Consonance

for two plucked-string soloists (qanûn and hexaphonic guitar), ensemble (flute, clarinet, mandolin, guitar, harp, percussion, violin, cello, bass) and electronics (2010)
Premiered 9 June 2010 at the Agora Festival, 104, Paris, France


for sixteen players (2 flutes, English horn, 2 clarinets, mandolin, qanun, harp, 3 percussionists, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass) (2008)
Premiered 4 September 2008 at Gaudeamus Music Week, Amsterdam, NL

Sparrow Episodes

for sixteen players (flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn, trumpet, trombone, electric guitar, piano, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass) (2006)
Premiered 24 August 2006 at Domaine Forget, St.-Irénée, Québec
Also performed 5 September 2007 at Gaudeamus Music Week, Amsterdam, NL

Sing Into My Mouth

for eighteen players (alto flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, and 2 basses) (2005)
Premiered 19 July 2005 at Centre Acanthes, Metz, France
Also performed September 8, 2006 at Gaudeamus Music Week, Amsterdam, NL


Isolario: Book of Known Islands

for string quartet and electronics (2015)
Premiered 30 September 2015 by Quatuor Béla at MC2, Grenoble, France

Alcohol and Algebra

for two steel-stringed guitars (2015)
Premiered 14 June 2015 by Oh Mensch guitar duo at Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany

Writing Against Time

for two pianists, two percussionists, and electronics (2014)
Premiered 1 May 2014 by Yarn/Wire at Issue Project Room, New York, NY

Visions and Revisions

for string quartet (2013)
Premiered 23 January 2014 by JACK Quartet at Wigmore Hall, London, UK

Passing Through, Staying Put

for piano trio (violin, cello, piano) (2011)
Premiered 14 September 2011 at the The Shoe Factory, Nicosia, Cyprus

Leaving Lute

for flute, viola, and harp (2011)
Premiered 4 April 2011 at the Tank, New York City

don’t know what alright even means

for A clarinet, harp, piano, viola, cello, and bass (2009)
Premiered 1 July 2009 at Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brunswick, Maine


for bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, violin, viola, and cello (2007)
Premiered 30 June 2007 by Ensemble Cairn, Le Blanc-Mesnil (Seine-St.-Denis), France

Half of Me is Ocean, Half of Me is Sky (Sea Surface Full of Clouds)

for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano (2003, rev. 2004)   SCORE EXCERPT (PDF)
Premiered 25 January 2005, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Also performed 6 November 2006 by TENM, Innsbruck, Austria

Blues Wrapped Around My Head

for three B flat clarinets and bass clarinet (2004)
Composed for Voix Nouvelles at Royaumont Abbey
Premiered 2 October 2004 by members of Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Asnières-sur-Oise, France

Sunflower Suite

for sextet (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and perc.) (2003)
Premiered 19 June 2003 by members of Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
Repeated 20 June 2003 at National Gallery, London, UK
Also performed 13 March 2006 by Earplay, San Francisco, CA

History by Moonlight

for violin, clarinet, and piano (2002)
Premiered 18 May 2002 by Chameleon Arts Ensemble, Boston, MA

“Different Moons”—Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Premiered 30 April 2000 in Cambridge, MA. Gary Gorczyca, clarinet and Sergey Schepkin, piano

Quodlibet with Variations

for ‘cello and piano (1999)
Commissioned by New Music in Provincetown
Premiered 20 June 1999 in Provincetown, MA
Also performed 20 April 2002 by Non-Sequitur Ensemble, Cambridge, MA




for mezzo-soprano, guitar, seven instruments (flute, clarinet, trumpet, percussion, viola, cello, and bass), and electronics (2012)
Premiered 26 September 2014, New York, NY by Talea Ensemble with Lucy Dhegrae, soprano, James Baker, conductor

Past All Deceiving: Cavafy Songs

for soprano and seven instruments (flute, clarinet, piano, 2 violins, viola, and cello) (2012)
Song cycle on poems by Constantine P. Cavafy
Premiered 18 March 2012, New York, NY by Argento Ensemble with Margot Rood, soprano, Michel Galante, conductor


for voice, flute, and accordion (2016)
Premiered 17 April 2016 in Berlin by Collect/Project (Frauke Aubert, voice / Shanna Gutierrez, flute / Eva Zöllner. accordion)

Lines Written for Gene Kelly to Dance to

for soprano and piano (1999)
Text by Carl Sandburg
Premiered 12 March 1999 in Boston, MA

Evening: Five Songs by Anna Akhmatova

for soprano, piano, and string trio (1998)
Premiered 2 November1998 in Washington, D. C. by the Contemporary Music Forum
Also performed 19 February 2000 in Boston by Chameleon Arts Ensemble



“O now the drenched land wakes”

for double choir a cappella (2006)
Text by Kenneth Patchen
Premiered 4 March 2007 by the Providence Singers in Providence, RI

“The sea is awash with roses”

for men’s choir a cappella (2000)
Text by Kenneth Patchen
Premiered 6 May 2000 by the Harvard Glee Club in Cambridge, MA


Horizontal Drift

for quarter-tone guitar and electronics (2016)
Premiered 1 October 2016 by Juuso Nieminen in Helsinki, Finland

Spinning in Infinity

[see above listing under ORCHESTRA]


[see above listing under ORCHESTRA]

Convergence Lines

[see above listing under LARGE ENSEMBLE]

Writing Against Time

[see above listing under CHAMBER]


[see above listing under VOCAL]

Widening Circles

[see above listing under LARGE ENSEMBLE]

Five Out of Six

for six instruments (oboe, saxophone, piano, perc, violin, cello), live electronics, and live video (by Things Happen)
Premiered 24 March 2012 at Miller Theater, New York, New York

Cognitive Consonance

[see above listing under LARGE ENSEMBLE]

Forty-nine, Forty-nine

for MIDI-controlled Fokker organ (2011)
Premiered 27 February 2011, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


for accordion and live electronics (2009)
Premiered 1 April 2009 by Pierre Cussac, IRCAM, Paris, France

Really Coming Down

for guitar and live electronics (2007)
Premiered 30 June 2007 by Christelle Séry, Le Blanc-Mesnil (Seine-St.-Denis), France


Lost Time Triptych

for piano scordatura (2016) 
Premiered 19 May 2016 at Tufts University, Medford, MA / 23 May 2016 at Roulette, Brooklyn, NY

The Silence of a Falling Star Lights Up a Purple Sky

for piano solo (2005) 
Commissioned for Sergey Schepkin by the FleetBoston Celebrity Series

Premiered 16 April 2005 at Jordan Hall, Boston, MA

Piano Sonata

Premiered 3 August 2000 by Sergey Schepkin as part of the New Orleans, LA International Piano Competition and Keyboard Festival
Also performed at Monadnock Music Festival (Mvt. II in July 2000), in Providence, RI (12 October 2000) and in Boston (NEC, 18 January 2001)


Two Folksong Distortions

for voice, violin, and guitar (2015)

I. Wayfaring Stranger

II. Freight Train
Premiered 20 April 2015, Festival Extension, La Muse en Circuit, Paris, France by Tom Pauwels and Liesa Van der Aa.