List of Compositions

Orchestra/Large Ensemble

Tear of the Clouds (2022) 1011-0000-4221

Arrow of Time (2016) sinfonietta

Ripple Effect (2013) sinfonietta; (2015) full orchestra

Terra Firma (2011) jazz ensemble

Daydreams (2010) wind ensemble

Undercurrent (2010) sinfonietta

Sunrise From a Distant Past (2007) full orchestra

Concerto for Orchestra (2006) full orchestra

Seaching the Constellations (2006) full orchestra

Chamber, Solo & Duo

Koholā Sings (2021) solo harp

A Melody From an Unknown Place (2020) solo violin

Adaptation Variations (2019) fl, cl, hn, percussion, vln, vla, vc

Wavelengths (2019) fl, cl, vln, vc

But Beautiful (2018) koto and cello

Faded Aura (2017) shakuhachi, fl, cl, vln, vc

American Postcards: Picture Brides (Hawaii 1908-1924) (2017) string quartet (doubling on ukulele)

Sunburnt (2017) bassoon or saxophone quartet

Snapshots (2017) alto saxophone and bassoon

Reenactment (2017) gayageum and electronics

Crosscurrents (2016) shamisen and violin

Doublethink (2015) saxophone quartet

Iridescence (2015) solo piano

To A Balloon Laden with Knowledge (2015) SSAATTBB Choir

Conversations in the Garden (2015) viola, guitar, piano, sound installation

City of Imagination (2015) erhu, dizi, yangqin, sheng, pipa, guzheng

Taepyeongga (2014) ajaeng, ob. guit. pno. perc.

Of the Moon (2014) shakuhachi and koto

The Distance of the Moon (2014) shakuhachi, koto, and string quartet

Vanishing Act (2013-14) vln, piano, perc.

Secret Dimension (2013) cl, vln, vc, piano

A Glimpse of a Reflection (2013) guzheng and electronics

Trade Winds (2012) flute and piano

Across the Open Sky (2012) 2 violins, cello

Neon Flicker (2012) duo

Piano Trio (2012) violin, cello, piano

Palpitations (2011) alto saxophone solo

Afterimage (2011) cello solo

Parallel Divergence (2011) fl., b. cl., vln., vc., piano

Soliloquy (2010) piano solo

Intermezzo (2010) piano solo

Variations on a Theme by Brahms (2010) ob., c.a., cl., vln., vc.

Stargazing (2010) violin and electronics

Echolocation (2009) saxophone quartet

Event Horizon (2009) string quartet

Impromptu (2008) violin and piano

Automata (2008) piano solo

Sarcasms (2008) alto saxophone and piano

Toccata (2007) violin and piano

Delights and Shadows (2007) bass voice and piano

Recurrency (2007) cello octet

Imprints (2006) 2 pianos

Pins and Needles (2006) fl., cl., vln., vla., vc., piano

Sounds and Shapes (2004) fl., cl., vln., vc., piano, percussion



for Wind Ensemble

Winner of the 2012 ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Award

(3fl. (pic), 2 ob. (c.a.), 4 cl., 1 b. cl., 2bsn., | 2 |4 horns, 3 tp., 3 tbn., 1 euph., 1 tuba | 4 perc., pf., harp., db)

duration: 16 minutes

Performers: Cornell Wind Ensemble, Cynthia Johnston Turner, Conductor

Score Excerpt: PDF

Purchase: contact me


Performance History

Feb. 28, 2016: University of Hawaii Wind Ensemble, Jeffrey Boeckman, cond.

Jan. 29, 2016: University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, Cynthia Johnston-Turner, cond.

Nov. 20, 2015: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Cynthia Johnston-Turner, cond.

Nov. 27, 2014: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Wind Ensemble Evan Feldman, conductor

Nov. 21, 2013: Northeastern State University, Norman Wika, cond., NSU Center for Performing Arts

Sep. 23, 2013: Eastman Wind Ensemble, Cynthia Johnston-Turner, cond. Kodak Hall, Rochester, NY

April 3, 2013: University of New Mexico Wind Ensemble, Eric Rombach-Kendall, cond. Albuquerque, NM

Feb. 10, 2013: University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Scott Hanna, cond. Austin, TX

April 25, 2012: Ithaca College Concert Band, Mark Fonder, cond. Ithaca, NY

March 11, 2011: Cornell University Wind Ensemble, Cynthia Johnston-Turner, cond. Ithaca, NY


Program Notes

In Daydreams, I wanted to create an atmosphere of going in and out of a timeless suspension. To create this feeling, I used indeterminate (ad libitum) notation alongside a more conventional, metered notation: at times, the indeterminate figures creates a suspended atmosphere (such as in the opening moments of the piece), while in other moments, propels the music forward with a rapid flurry of notes. The piece gradually builds until the climactic moment when the sounds literally engulf the listeners: a group of musicians who were on stage during in the beginning of the piece are now playing from the balconies, creating a reverberant, "surround-sound" effect for the listeners situated within the auditorium.