This is the page you will find music composed in the 21st Century complete scores and some musical realizations. These can be downloaded. Also, this place is where the bio is located. Please be aware that copyright is strictly enforced for everything linked here. Should a performance of any score be initiated or transmitted in any form, please notify ASCAP so that performance royalties may be appropriately paid to the composer.
Mars Rover – NOTICE! This link to the video is not my work. For this piece, my work is the action of electronically signing the the DVDs that went on board the Rovers and their attendant reality on the planet Mars, where they now reside. Not unlike a graffiti artist in it’s context.
Scored for Mozart early Beethoven orchestral forces. There’s a sound file on the recording page. Full scores here.
Work no. 131, Object 1: Duration: 3 min 34 sec
A piece I wrote for the Orchestra of Our Time somewhere in New York City. Sometime in 1977 I had returned from living in the Los Angeles area, and for many months I had been writing in a stripped down minimalism with very little harmonic or polyphonic content and sometimes negligible melodies. I proceeded to write several studies and develop a systematic “serial minimalism” managing minimal music with serial derived procedures. Through the last decades of 20th Century I experimented with a cohesive multiplicity attempting to rebuild a musical body of work reflecting the different aspects of formal structure as I saw it. Then in 1995 or 96 I stopped composing serious art music except for a few scattered works. For the next thirteen years I wrote very little. Object 1 marks my return to take another look at this formal procedure, albeit with a renewed perspective. The influential row eventually makes its appearance at the end of Object 1. Here is the score for your downloading pleasure. Check the recording page to hear a realization.
A Tale from the Alhambra (After Washington Irving)
This piece for solo piano was inspired by a story by Washington Irving. Here’s a short quote: “Early in the morning (May 4th) I strolled to the ruins of the old Moorish castle, which itself had been reared on the ruins of a Roman fortress. Here, taking my seat on the remains of a crumbling tower, I enjoyed a grand and varied landscape, beautiful in itself, and full of storied and romantic associations; for I was now in the very heart of the country famous for the chivalrous contests between Moor and Christian. Below me, in its lap of hills, lay the old warrior city so often mentioned in chronicle and ballad. Out of yon gate and down yon hill paraded the band of Spanish cavaliers, of highest rank and bravest bearing, to make that foray during the war and conquest of Granada, which ended in the lamentable massacre among the mountains of Malaga, and laid all Andalusia in mourning. Beyond spread out the vega, covered with gardens and orchards and fields of grain and enamelled meadows, inferior only to the famous vega of Granada. To the right the Rock of the Lovers stretched like a cragged promontory into the plain, whence the daughter of the Moorish alcayde and her lover, when closely pursued, threw themselves in despair.”
This isn’t a tone picture of the above quote, but the general inspirations relates to the entire collection of stories themselves. The performance durations is a bit over 8 minutes.