A semi-improvised violin & cello duo about becoming more resilient through the process of breaking apart. Written for members of Longleash Trio (NYC) and premiered as part of the Loretto Project in Nerinx, KY.
To Propagate A Home (2019)
For SATB choir and 6-piece band. An ode to the faith, vision & hard work it takes to build new roots with your own two hands. The piece takes communities in West Dayton and Chicago’s South Side as inspiration. Commissioned by the World House Choir of Yellow Springs, OH as part of the Our Planet, Our Lives series, premiered at Levitt Pavillion in Dayton, OH.
It Bears Repeating (2018)
Collaboratively composed & performed in an improvised piece about trauma, healing, and finding the strength to speak. With ZRL trio: cello, woodwinds, percussion & electronics. Premiered at Constellation, recorded at Experimental Sound Studio.
Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing (2018)
Composed music for a podcast created by WFMT’s Studs Terkel Radio Archive and Chicago History Museum, in which Ewing revisits and unpacks historical figures & events once explored on Studs Terkel’s radio interviews.
No Blue Memories (2017)
Composed a live film score & directed the band in an original play/film by Eve Ewing and Nate Marshall about the life of Gwendolyn Brooks in collaboration with Manual Cinema and the Poetry Foundation. Written for a 5-piece jazz combo. Premiered at Harold Washington Library, tours throughout the US and Canada.
Triple Point (2017)
Written as part of Third Coast Percussion’s Emerging Composers Partnership. The “triple point” of a substance is the temperature & pressure at which it’s a solid, liquid & gas at equilibrium - a tipping point between stable and chaotic. Premiered at Constellation, performed at Denison University and Logan Center for the Arts.
Chicago Children’s Choir (2016-2018)
Composed for Jamila Woods and Chance the Rapper collaborations, including Paint the Town Red at Millenium Park (2016), Magnificent Coloring Day at Guaranteed Rate Field (2016), Heavn Here at Harold Washington Cultural Center (2018).
Don’t Follow, Don’t Fall (2016)
An SATB choral setting of Jaden Smith’s tweets that blurs the lines between flippant humor and deep introspection, tight groove and aleatory. Premiered at Walden Creative Musicians Retreat in Dublin, NH.