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

 

Snapshopts (2017)

for alto saxophone and bassoon

duration: 8 minutes

 

Program Notes

Snapshots is a duo for bassoon and alto saxophone that consists of four short movements, each exploring vastly different ways the two instruments can interact. While the contrast in the musical language varies greatly from one movement to another, there are certain motives that are shared between movements that link them all together.

1. Grotesque takes advantage of some of the two instruments' ability to create unorthodox sounds that are - to put it gently - not very pretty.

2. Chain draws its name from the compositional technique of Lutoslawski but with a slightly different approach and a more consonant harmonic language. Each instrument plays a number of repeating patterns that begin and end at different times. There is an element of chance built into the work (pulse is slightly different between the lines; the number of repetitions of patterns can change), so the piece will vary from one performance to another.

3. Haunted takes the motive of a glissando that is present in all of the movements and expands it here as the central idea. The glissandi takes many forms from slow to fast, wide to narrow, hardly ever getting settled on a steady pitch.

4. Early Bird Special uses some very clear bebop references throughout in a burst of virtuosity. Although there is no improvised passage in the movement, the saxophone plays the role of the soloist, while the bassoon mimics a stride piano.

Snapshots was written for the Post-Haste Reed Duo.