My work focuses on creating unique experiences of crafted time and sonorous space that mark cadence and shape moments. I use both acoustic and electronic means, in the traditions of classical and American music styles, as well as modern music and sound concepts, to create a tonal, rhythmic, and atmospheric hybrid, questioning and reevaluating the societal expectations of what music is, and what sound is. There is a mission to narrate, and the sound often finds itself in collaboration with other time-based media: propelling, and propelled by dance, film, and theater. I am contextually-driven, seeking to design experiences and compose emotions.
Cell Phone Ballet, written for Bootless Stageworks’ production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone. The ballet is a pivotal point in the story, and the sound uses a montage of cell phone clips with instrumentation to place Jean in a netherworld as she discovers more about Gordon’s life.
Kinesthete, written for the 2012 MIXED DRINKS program, curated by Point of Departure at the Christ Church Neighborhood House in Philadelphia. Dangerous & Movin’ Dance Company and Jenn Rose set choreography to this two-minute piece, and only had 24 hours to do it.
Properties of Reflection, written for keila cordova dances Agnes Falling, 2011 Philadelphia Fringe festival premiere.
Paradigm Shift, written for keila cordova dances Agnes Falling, 2011 Philadelphia Fringe festival premiere.
The Writer and His Brother is the accompaniment to the narrative story in Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman. Katurian tells the story of discovering the source of the horrific sounds he has heard through his bedroom wall for years.
Sonora for Acoustic and Electric Instruments is about man’s use of natural materials, as he rearranges them to ultimately re-create natural forms. Written for a conceptual dance film as part of the Walnut Lane Bridge Project.
Sonora’s Outro credit roll for Walnut Lane Bridge Project film.
The Path of Icarus, a hybrid tone poem, the story of Icarus. Written for Vada Dance Collective’s Fringe Festival 2010.
Causes of Remembrance is a work dedicated to the Holocaust survivors, whose dwindling numbers represent the loss of first-person experience.
Istanbul’s As Far As You Can Go represents the journey of passing from one state-of-being to the next.