List of Compositions

Orchestra/Large Ensemble

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

Snapshots (2017) alto saxophone and bassoon

Reenactment (2017) gayageum and electronics

Crosscurrents (2016) shamisen and violin

Doublethink (2015) saxophone quartet

Iridescence (2015) solo piano

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

 

Neon Flicker (2012)

available in three different instrumentations
flute and soprano saxophone
soprano saxophone and alto saxophone
soprano saxophone and bassoon

duration: 5 minutes

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Soprano and alto sax

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Program Notes

(for the soprano saxophone and bassoon version)

Neon Flicker was originally written for flute and soprano saxophone duo but I rearranged the instrumentation for soprano saxophone and bassoon when given the opportunity to work with the Post-Haste Reed Duo.  The piece is full of short bursts of energy that – much like an old neon-lit sign that keeps stuttering on and off unpredictably – cannot seem to find a way to stay “on” for any extended period of time.  The music tries to find its footing and gain momentum, but is usually thwarted before anything can be developed significantly.  The frustration is eventually relieved when the music is allowed to blossom free of interruptions, but even that moment turns out to be fleeting, and the music eventually winds down to a stuttering halt. 
This piece was originally composed in 2012 for the Loeffert-Fukushima Duo, and revised and rearranged in 2014 for the Post-Haste Reed Duo.  Special thanks to Javier Rodriguez for helping to edit the bassoon part.