Flute and guitar. 10 1/2 mins.
Inspired by the woodblock prints and paintings of Japanese-American artist Chiura Obata. Commissioned by Alicia Mielke and Devin Ulibarri for the 9th Annual Boston GuitarFest 2014, “American Odyssey.” Continue reading “Dai-Shizen (Great Nature) (2014)”
Monodrama for tenor with flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet, horn, bassoon, and piano. 36 mins.
A dramatic work in one act with libretto by Nell Shaw Cohen based on the writings and paintings of Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967). Continue reading “The Coming of Spring (2014)”
SATB choir. 4 ½ mins.
A choral setting of text from an essay by John Muir about Crescent Meadow in Sequoia National Park.
Score available for purchase. Please direct inquiries to Nell Shaw Cohen at email@example.com . Performance History
SACRA/PROFANA, Juan Carlos Acosta, conductor, Fallbrook Mission Theater, Fallbrook, CA, 3/27/22.
New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir, André García-Nuthmann, conductor, New Mexico Highlands University , Ilfeld Auditorium, Las Vegas, NM, 4/23/17.
Multimedia installation for web browser & iPad app with photography, video, and digitally synthesized score.
This installation illustrates the writings of naturalist and conservationist
John Muir through interactive photography and music, offering an engaging new interpretation of Muir’s vision of nature. Explore ten sites in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks with Muir as your guide. View it for free: muirsyosemite.com Continue reading “Explore John Muir’s Yosemite (2014)”
Video with flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello. 10 mins.
(The music in this work is also the first movement of
). Into nowhere
Video and music inspired by the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe. Filmed on location in New Mexico, with original animations and motion graphics. Over 12,000 views on YouTube. Continue reading “The Faraway Nearby: Georgia O’Keeffe and The New Mexico Landscape (2010)”
Soprano, flute, bass clarinet, and marimba. 5 ½ mins.
A setting of selected quotations from painter Georgia O’Keeffe. Continue reading “To Create One’s Own World (2009)”