Pieces for Traditional Japanese Instruments

Siege of Cranes - three 1.8 shakuhachi (November 2018) - 8 minutes

           Upcoming Premiere July 2019, Tokyo Japan

Wild Human - solo shakuhachi - 6 minutes

           Premiered by the composer, October 21st, 2018 - Irma Freeman Center - Pittsburgh, PA

Nameless Sands - solo ichigenkin (June 2018) - ca. 6 minutes

          Written for Issui Minegishi

Kezuroukai – amplified sho (Sept. 2017) – 6 min

         Written for Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival and Symposium, University of Pittsburgh, PA

         Premiered by Chatori Shimizu – University of Pittsburgh – Jan. 13, 2018

Splintered Ringing - solo shakuhachi (July 2017) - ca. 6 min

Splintered Ringing  – two shakuhachi (June 2017) – ca. 6 min

         Written for Elizabeth Brown and Ralph Samuelson “Shakuhachi and Ichigenkin: Discovery in a Single Tone” 2017 Tour

         Premiered by Elizabeth Brown and Ralph Samuelson – Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ – Sept. 28, 2017

Kintsugi– 1.8 shakuhachi and clarinet (any key), or two shakuhachi  (May 2017) – 30-40 min

        Upcoming Premiere by Emily Cook (Clarinet) and Devon Osamu Tipp (shakuhachi) -  Spring 2019

Fünf Träumen – 13 string koto (April 2017) – 8 min

        Premiered by Katherine Whatley May 2, 2017, Kent Hall, Columbia University, NY

Self Portrait (Oct. 2016) – 1.8 shakuhachi, piano, prepared viola, prepared violoncello, prepared contrabass – ca. 10 min

        Premiered by Adam Robinson (shakuhachi), Humay Gasimzade (piano), Allyson Clare (viola), Brian Sanders (violoncello), Emilio Guarino (contrabass) Nov. 4,         2016, Scholes Street Studios, Brooklyn NY 

 

Ozymandias (Aug. 2016) for gagaku sho (tuned A=430) and accordion – 7 min

        Co-commissioned by Zak Hap Seligman, Marika Terao, and Henry Liang

        Premiered by Zak Hap Seligman (sho) and Dr. Robert Young MacMahon (accordion), July 28, 2017, American Accordionists Association Masterclasses at                 Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC

 

Points From a Missing Line– shakuhachi and fixed media (July 2016) – 10 min

         Premiered by Devon Osamu Tipp, Nov. 14, 2016, Blank Space #20 – curated by Jason Belcher -  Pittsburgh PA

Magetta – Kulttuuri (Jan. 2015) – hichiriki and bassoon – 6 min

        Written for International Double Reed Society Conference 2015, Tokyo, Japan

        Premiered by Hitomi Nakamura (hichikir) and Devon Osamu Tipp (bassoon), Aug. 17, 2015, Olympic Youth Center, Tokyo, Japan

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