Chamber Music

As a pedal steel guitarist, I am particularly interested in chamber music for strings. My work Atlas, for solo cello, is demonstrative of my writing for solo strings:




My recent composition was Magnolias for the Meehan/Perkins Duo is a continuation develops polymetric grooves from an algorithmic, minimalistic score, inspired in part by the works of John Cage, Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, and Larry Polansky.



More recent work has explored multimedia graphic and text based scores and working closely with ensembles to create guided improvisations. An example is my work with the NYC based loadbang ensemble. We worked together over the course of several days on a structured improvisation built around a mixed media, graphic collage score:




A more personal project, my work without a name for string quartet expands on simple folk-inspired melodies composed in memory of my Aunt Kathy, a folk musician. Recorded and Premiered by JACK Quartet: