Current Projects

 

This page is designed to provide public information regarding current commissions and consortia. Please note that some projects may be private, and thus not listed here.

Chromatic Aberration

 

The consortium for this piece is being led by Brian Baldauff of West Liberty University. Please contact me if you are interested in joining!

 

Consortium Details: The commissioned work will be written for solo steel pan with percussion trio accompaniment. It will be a concert work; in other words, it won't utilize typical styles associated with pan (calypso, soca, etc.). The duration for this work will be between 5 and 10 minutes. Since there are not many works for steel pan with percussion trio, it would be great if this work really grabbed the audience – something they can leave the concert remembering as a high moment in the concert. Ideally, this piece would be great to open or close a concert.

The instrumentation is Tenor Pan with Percussion Trio (alternate version with Vibraphone Solo will also be included)

 

 

Consortium members will receive the following:

Official premiere rights (West Liberty University only)

Exclusive performance rights for 8 months after the piece is completed and delivered to consortium members

1 copy of all versions of the piece created

My eternal gratitude

 

 

Consortium Members Click Here

 

Heavy Metal Album, Vol. 1: Trio For The End of Time

 

This work, written for percussion trio, has been commissioned by Adam Blackstock and Troy University.

 

Heavy Metal Album, Vol. 1: Trio For The End of Time will be for assorted percussion trio (not primarily utilizing mallet instruments). The completed piece will be 6 movements, performed attacca, and will total around 10 minutes in length. The movement titles are as follows:

        1. The Inevitable Destruction of Our Good Mother

        2. Of Conquest, Pestilence, and Evil

        3. You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter

        4. ...but a whimper

        5. Famine, The Dark Judge

        6. Pale Horse

 

Heavy Metal Album, Vol. 1: Trio For The End of Time is expected to be completed in early December, and available for sale to the general public in Spring of 2015.

 

 

Untitled Clarinet/Steel Pan Duo

 

The consortium for this piece is being led by Jared and Jessica Eastridge. This instrumental combination is rare, but is really breathtaking. The original version will be for B-flat clarinet with double seconds, followed by versions for clarinet with triple guitars, clarinet with tenor pan, and possibly clarinet with marimba.

 

Consortium Details:

The instrumentation is B-flat Clarinet with Steel Pan (double seconds) (Alternate versions to include triple guitars, tenor pan, and possibly marimba)

 

The work is expected to be at least 5 minutes long and preferably no longer than 10 minutes. It is likely to wind up in the 6 and a half minutes to 8 minutes range. Stylistically, this piece will be accessible even to audiences comprised of non-musicians. I will explore the similarities as well as the differences of these two instruments, and take musical material through different stylistic realms.

 

 

Consortium members will receive the following:

Official premiere rights (Jared and Jessica only)

Exclusive performance rights for 8 months after the piece is completed and delivered to consortium members

1 copy of all versions of the piece created

My eternal gratitude

 

 

Consortium Members Click Here

 

Samples of my other work:

 

Dialogue for Clarinet and Marimba

 

 

Animal Songs for reed quintet, mvt. III Snail

 

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