Poto

Art does not seek to describe but to enact. —Charles Olson

List of Works

2016
The Unfinished for Solo Piano for Heather Gordon (3’)

Bagatelles for Solo Piano for John Mark Harris / to Marcia Scott (11’)

2014
Permission for Solo Cello for Séverine Ballon / after & to Heather Gordon (8’) (premiere:  Séverine Ballon, Stanford, January 2015)

View for Solo Carillon for Tiffany Ng / to Juan Cristóbal Cerrillo (7½’)

Ode for Solo Percussion for Aiyun Huang (13’) (premiere: Aiyun Huang, Ann Arbor, February 2015)

Sinfonia Concertante for Flute, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Trumpet, Piano, Guitar, Percussion, Violin, Cello, and Contrabass for Nicola Del Roscio & Julie Sylvester, in memory of Cy Twombly (20’) (premiere:  Ensemble, Ludwig Carrasco, cond., Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, August 2014)

2013
Song for Solo Voice (text: Percy Bysshe Shelley) for Heather Gordon (2’)

days and days II for Solo Bass Clarinet for Anthony Burr / after and to Heather Gordon (14’)

Voice II for Solo Cello for Séverine Ballon / after Jasper Johns (7’) (premiere [private]:  Séverine Ballon, Poto Festival X, Grass Valley, August 2013)

Elysium for Flute and Cello for Elise Roy and Séverine Ballon (5’) (premiere [private]: Elise Roy and Séverine Ballon, Poto Festival X, Grass Valley, August 2013)

2012
“Tout Orgeuil…” for Piccolo/Flute/Bass Flute and Soprano (text: Stéphane Mallarmé) for Matteo Cesari and Lucy Shelton / to Larry and Paula Poons (9’) (premiere: Matteo Cesari and Lucy Shelton, UCSD, May 2012)

2011
Eclogue for Clarinet, Ondes Martenot, Cello, and Contrabass for Earplay (11’) (premiere:  Earplay, San Francisco, March 2012)

Refrain for Cello and Piano for Séverine Ballon and Juan Cristóbal Cerrillo (4’) (premiere:  Séverine Ballon and Juan Cristóbal Cerrillo, Mexico City, September 2011)

Lacrimosa for Solo Flute for Cy Twombly (5’) (premiere: Elise Roy, CalArts, March 2012)

Woodland Glade for Solo Piano for Cy Twombly (9’) (premiere:  John Mark Harris, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, August 2014)

2010
days and days for Solo Bass Clarinet for Laura Carmichael / after and to Heather Gordon (9’) (premiere: Anthony Burr, UCSD Sonic Diasporas Festival, January 2011)

Study for Eurydice for Solo Violin for the installation by Marcia Scott (17’) (premiere [first version]: Erik Ulman, Berkeley, December 2009; complete version: Andrew McIntosh, Stanford, March 2010)

Duo I for 2 Clarinets (2’) (premiere: Brian Walsh and James Sullivan, Little William Theater Festival of New Music, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, October 2010)

Duo II for 2 Tubas (1’) (premiere: Luke Storm and Doug Tornquist, Little William Theater Festival of New Music, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, September 2010)

Duo III for 2 Accordions (1’) (premiere: Daniel Corral and Isaar Schankler, Little William Theater Festival of New Music, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, October 2010)

Duo IV for 2 Violins (2’) (premiere: Andrew McIntosh and Andrew Tholl, Little William Theater Festival of New Music, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, September 2010)

Voice for Bass Clarinet, Cello, and Piano for Richard Haynes, Séverine Ballon, and Mark Knoop / to Jasper Johns (5’)

Movement for Piano Quintet to the memory of Sol LeWitt (3’)

Styx for Flute and Piano for Calliope (2’) (premiere: Calliope, UCSD Sonic Diasporas Festival, January 2011)

2009
Weights and measures for Clarinet and Cello for Carl Rosman and Séverine Ballon (14’)

Bacchanale for Oboe/English Horn, Flute/Piccolo/Bass Flute, Eb Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Piano, Percussion, and Viola for Cy Twombly (4’) (premiere: Kyle Bruckmann, sfSoundGroup, San Francisco, September 2009)

this until for Solo Flute for Stacey Pelinka (10’) (premiere: Elise Roy, CalArts, February 2011)

Coronation of Sesostris for Solo Trombone for Weston Olencki / after Cy Twombly (17’) (premiere: Weston Olencki, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, March 2016)

2008
Mnemosyne for Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Cello, and Piano for the sfSoundGroup / to Cy Twombly (17’) (premiere: sfSoundGroup, Milwaukee, September 2008)

Music for Three Films by Marcia Scott for Electronic Sounds (9”)

2007
#10 In Other Words for Flute, Bass Clarinet, Horn, Piano, Guitar, Percussion, Violin, Viola, and Cello (Second Version, 2008: substitute Trumpet and Contrabass for Horn and Viola) for and after Heather Gordon (1’) (premiere [Second Version]: Modelo 62, Den Haag, June 2010)

#17 Parable (Lamentations 3:54) for Orchestra after Heather Gordon / in memory of Mark Osborn (10’)

Canto XXV for Cello and Piano commissioned by the Fromm Foundation for Rohan de Saram (11’) (premiere: Séverine Ballon and Mark Knoop, Huddersfield, February 2010; American premiere: Monica Scott and Hadley McCarroll, Tiburon, March 2012)

Fragment for Jules Olitski for Oboe, Clarinet, Piano, and Violin funded by Meet the Composer’s Creative Connections Program for the sfSoundGroup (2’) (premiere:  sfSoundGroup, San Francisco, August 2007)

2006
L’Extase de M. Poher for Solo Cello for Charles Curtis (13’) (premiere: Séverine Ballon, Musiques démesurées, Clermont-Ferrand, June 2007; American premiere: Center for New Music, San Francisco, August 2013)

2005
Atu XV for Solo Guitar for Colin McAllister (2’) (premiere: Colin McAllister, La Jolla, May 2006)

String Quartet #3 for the Arditti Quartet (18’) (premiere: the Arditti Quartet, Boswil [Switzerland], October 2005)

2004
Smooth Landing for Soprano, Violin, Cello, and Piano (text: J.H. Prynne) for J.H. Prynne (5’)

Thoughts on the Esterházy Court Uniform for Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Electric Guitar, Violin, Cello, and Piano for Plus Minus / to and after J.H. Prynne (10’) (premiere: Plus Minus, Mark Knoop, cond., COMA Summer Courses, Wakefield, July 2004; American premiere: Stanford, January 2006)

2003
Summer for Solo Bass Clarinet for Anthony Burr (7’) (premiere: Anthony Burr [Elision], Brisbane, February 2004)

Deuxième Extase for Solo Cello (5’) (premiere: Frank Cox, Baltimore, April 2004)

Plus Minus (Partial) Realization of “Seiten für Ausarbeitungen” by Karlheinz Stockhausen for Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Guitar, Piano, Auxiliary Sound Sources, Violin, and Cello for Matt Shlomowitz, Joanna Bailie, and Plus Minus (18’) (premiere: Plus Minus, BMIC Cutting Edge Series, London, November 2003)

2002
For John Wieners for Flute, Guitar, and Percussion (6’) (premiere: NOISE, Noise at the Library, La Jolla, May 2003)

Madonna for Solo Piano (7’; revision of early work) (premiere: Ian Pace, London, March 2004)

2001
Spectre for Solo Piano for John Mark Harris (9’) (premiere: John Mark Harris, Avignon International Piano Competition, Avignon, March 2004)

Third Allegory for Mezzo-Soprano & Piano (text: Cole Heinowitz) for Shiba Nemat-Nasser (5’)

2000
Blind Orion for Solo Guitar for Colin McAllister (8’) (premiere [first version]: Colin McAllister, Noise at the Library, La Jolla, April 2001)

Showdown Opera (text: Cole Heinowitz) for Soprano, Baritone, Flute, Trombone, Piano, Electric Organ, and Percussion for Gruppo Ferruccio and Juliana Snapper (10’)

Gertrud for Solo Piano for John Mark Harris (18’) (premiere [revised version]: John Mark Harris, La Jolla, April 2000)

1999
Empire of Flora for Flute, Oboe, 2 Guitars, Violin, and Cello for Jacqueline Leclair and Cygnus (10’) (premiere: the Cygnus Ensemble, Jeff Milarsky, cond.; Merkin Hall, New York, December 2001)

Wenn aus der Ferne for Soprano and Percussion (text: Friedrich Hölderlin) for Jen Cobb and David Shively (12’)

1998
Salut for Soprano and Guitar (text: Stéphane Mallarmé) for Julie Randall and Mark Osborn (2’)

Canto CXV for Solo Flute for Elizabeth McNutt (6’) (premiere: Elizabeth McNutt, Frankfurt, October 1998)

1997
History for Flute, Amplified Guitar, Viola; 3 Percussion; Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Cello, and Piano/Electric Organ to Brian Ferneyhough/for SONOR (15’) (premiere: SONOR, Steven Schick, cond., La Jolla, February 1998; European premiere: the Nieuw Ensemble, Micha Hamel, cond., Gaudeamus Music Week, Amsterdam, August 1998)

1996
Fable for Piccolo and 2 Percussion for Attar (9’) (premiere: Attar, La Jolla, May 1996)

Study for Canto CXV for Solo Flute for Elizabeth McNutt (6’) (premiere: Elizabeth McNutt, Buffalo, April 1997)

1995
Two Stein Songs for Soprano and Flute (text: Gertrude Stein) for Virginia Sublett and Elizabeth McNutt (2’) (premiere: Virginia Sublett and Elizabeth McNutt, La Jolla, February 1995)

String Quartet #2 (Apollo and Daphne) for Cole Heinowitz (18’)

For E.M. Cioran for String Trio (6’)

1994
Les Amours d’Holoferne for Flute/Alto Flute and Percussion for Elizabeth McNutt (5’) (premiere: Elizabeth McNutt and Vanessa Tomlinson, Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, August 1994)

Eliezer and Rebecca at the Well for Alto Flute, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Percussion, Violin, and Cello for Cole Heinowitz (8’) (premiere: UCSD Ensemble, Rand Steiger, cond., Emerging Voices, La Jolla, February 1995)

1993
Drame for 2 Flutes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Violins, 2 Celli, and 2 Pianos for Sabina Piersol (13’) (premiere: Cleveland School of Music Ensemble, Harvey Sollberger, cond., Cleveland, October 1994)

Sleep/Mini for 2 Flutes for Laura Koenig and Karen Bergquist (6’) (premiere [first version]:  Laura Koenig and Karen Bergquist, Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, August 1992)

1992
Cage for Alto Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Piano, Celesta, and Vibraphone for Sabina Piersol (18’) (premiere: UCSD Ensemble, Harvey Sollberger, cond., La Jolla, May 1993)

String Quartet #1 (Firenze) to Sabina Piersol/for the Arditti Quartet (11’) (premiere: the Arditti Quartet, La Jolla, April 1994)

1988
Roadblock for Solo Piano for John Cage (3’) (premiere: Steven Takasugi, La Jolla, April 1989)

 

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