SATB vocal ensemble (16 voices). 11 mins.
Commissioned by Skylark Vocal Ensemble. Inspired by the flowering of visual art and poetry in Victorian Britain during the 1840s-1870s.
Any of the three movements may be programmed separately as standalone works for performance.
Continue reading “Transform the World with Beauty (2019)”
Violin, cello, and piano. 12 ½ mins.
A piano trio commissioned by Santa Fe’s Montage Music Society, inspired by Andy Goldsworthy‘s four land art installations in the Presidio of San Francisco, CA.
Continue reading “Transforming Forest (2018)”
Opera for 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, and optional SATB chorus, with flute, oboe, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and double bass. 90 mins.
A chamber opera in one act inspired by the life of Mabel Dodge Luhan: an early 20th century writer, philanthropist, and international icon of the avant-garde.
Continue reading “Mabel’s Call (2018)”
Mezzo-soprano and piano. 5 mins.
American Opera Projects‘ Composers & the Voice fellowship. Aria inspired by the life, paintings, and memoirs of Emily Carr (1893-1945). Libretto by Nell Shaw Cohen. Continue reading “Lead On and Up (2016)”
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)”