The Light of Lesser Days (2021)
for soprano, mezzo-soprano, and ensemble
Text: Oscar Bettison (E)
Duration: 70'
Premiere: 9/9/2021 - Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht
Katrien Baerts (sop)/ Barbara Kozelj (mezzo) / Asko Schoenberg Ensemble / Clark Rundell


Hellion Binge of Joy (2022)
for orchestra
Duration: 6'
Commissioned by Peabody in honor of the 150 anniversary of composition at Peabody
Premiere: 4/30/2022 - Peabody Symphony Orchestra / Joseph Young
Animate Objects (2014)
for full orchestra
Duration: 15'
"inventions" for ensemble based on Krazy Kat cartoons
Premiere: 10/22/2014 - Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden
Paul Barritt (film animation, direction, stage and script) / Ensemble Musikfabrik / Clement Power
Lights in Ashes (2014)
for chamber orchestra (or small orchestra)
Duration: 12'
Premiere: 4/29/2017 - New World Center, Miami Beach, FL
New World Symphony / Dean Whiteside
Remaking a Forest (2019)
for full orchestra
Duration: 12'
Premiere: 9/27/2019 - Smith Auditorium, Salem, OR
Oregon Symphony / Carlos Kalmar
Sea Shaped (2014)
for full orchestra
Duration: 13'
Premiere: 10/2/2014 - Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Berkeley Symphony / Joana Carneiro
Junk (2002)
for saxophone, percussion and orchestra
Duration: 25'
Premiere: 7/3/2002 - Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
Heiko Geerts, soprano saxophone / Diego Espinosa, percussion / Orkest van het Koninklijk Conservatorium / Micha Hamel
Hour Tree (1999)
for 2 Fl (1st dbl Picc, 2nd dbl Alto), Ob (dbl Cor), Cor A, 2 Clt, Sop Sax, 2 Bsn, 2 Horn, 2 Tpt (both dbl Flugelhorn), Tbn, 2 Perc, Pno, Harp, Str (
Duration: 10'
Premiere: 1/19/2000 - St. John's Smith Square, London
New London Orchestra, Cond. Ronald Corp
Lönnrot's Compass (1997)
for 2 Fl (1st dbl Picc), 2 Ob (both dbl Cor A), 2 Clt (1st dbl E-flat, 2nd dbl Bass), Alt Sax (dbl Ten), Bsn, 2 Horn, 2 Tpt (both dbl Flugelhorn), Tbn, 3 Perc, Elec Bass Guit, Pno, Str (
Duration: 15'

Large Ensemble

Pale Icons of Night (2018)
for violin and ensemble (
Duration: 25'
Premiere: 11/6/2018 - Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, MD
Courtney Orlando, violin / Alarm Will Sound / Alan Pierson
[fig. 3] (2015)
arrangement of 3rd movement of Animate Objects
for marching band
Duration: 5'
Premiere: 6/11/2016 - Festival Classique, The Hague, 9x13
Livre des Sauvages (2012)
for Fl, Ob, 2 Cl, Hn, Tpt, Tbn, Perc, Pno, Elec. Guit, 2 Vln, Vla, Vc, Db
Duration: 30'
Premiere: 4/10/2012 - Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group / Jeffrey Milarsky
The Accordion Desert (2004)
for Fl, 3 Clt, Tbn, 2 Perc, Elec Guit, 2 Synth, Vln, 2 Vc, Db
Duration: 17'
Premiere: 2/22/2005 - Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Tactus / Patti Monson
Alternator (2004)
for 2 Fl (2nd dbl Alto), Clt, 2 S. Sax Horn, Tpt, Tbn, B Tbn, Tba, Perc, Elec Guit, Bass Guit, Pno
Duration: 14'
Premiere: 6/21/2004 - Schouwberg, Arnhem
Ensemble De Ereprijs
An Automated Sunrise (for Joseph Cornell) (2004)
for Fl, Cl, Perc, Pno, Vln, Vla, Vc
Duration: 20'
Premiere: 9/26/2014 - Roulette, New York, NY
Talea Ensemble / James Baker
Electric/Synthetic (2003)
for Ob, Clt, Bsn, Horn Perc, Pno, Harp, Str (
Duration: 13'
Premiere: 10/16/2003 - Jacqueline Du Pre Music Building, Oxford
Purcell School Contemporary Music Group / Edward Longstaff
El Camino Real (2002)
for Fl (dbl Picc.), Ob (dbl CA), 2 Clt (2nd dbl Bass) Hrn, Tpt (dbl Flg), Hp, Pno, 2 Vln, Vla, Vc, Db
Duration: 16'
Premiere: 11/9/2001 - Jacqueline du Pre Music Room, Oxford
Manson Ensemble, Cond. Simon Bainbridge Den Haag, Utrecht & Amsterdam, (Nov-2001) Ensemble Royal, Cond. Ric Sims
Dekay (2001)
for Sop Sax, Tbn, Vph, Dr Kit, Keybds, Vla, Bass Guit. (All Amplified)
Duration: 9'
Premiere: 4/24/2001 - Theatre Pepijn, Den Haag, Netherlands
Hang Louche (1997)
for Alto Fl (dbl Picc), Ob (dbl Cor A), Clt, Bsn, Horn, Tpt (dbl Flugelhorn),Tbn, Perc, Pno, 2 Vlns, Vla, Vc, Db.
Duration: 3'
Premiere: 1/24/1998 - Q.E.H (R.F.H 2), London
London Sinfonietta, Cond. Markus Stenz

Ensemble and chamber with voice(s)

After Soseki (2018)
for children’s voices (S, S, A) and piano
Text: adapted from “Poem on the Theme of Snow” by Muso Soseki (1275-1351)
Presence of Absence (2016)
for mezzo-soprano and ensemble
Duration: 50'
Premiere: 10/15/2016 - Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag
Michaela Riener, soprano / Ensemble Klang / Matangi Quartet
Premiere of version: 4/29/2017 - Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Baltimore, MD
Ensemble Klang
Santiago (1998)
for 3 Part Children's Choir (S, S, A), Alto Sax
Text: Federico García Lorca
Duration: 8'
Premiere: 5.14/1998 - St John's Smith Square, London
New London Children's Choir, Cond. Ronald Corp
I'd Rather Crow (1995)
for 3 Part Children's Choir (S, S, A), String Quartet
text: Anonymous American (20th Century)
Duration: 8'
Premiere: 4/13/1996 - Wigmore Hall, London
New London Children's Choir, Brindisi String Quartet, Cond. Ronald Corp

Small Ensemble (2-7 players)

I Am a Garden Adorned (2023)
for baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and electronics
Duration: 17'
Premiere: 2/24/2024 - The Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM
all keens and slow airs (2022)
for string quartet
Duration: 15'
La Hija del Neón (2022)
for cello, electric guitar and piano
Duration: 5'
La Arqueología del Neón (2021)
for Fl, Cl, Perc, Pno, Vn, Va, Vc
Duration: 15'
Premiere: 8/23/2021 - DiMenna Center, New York, NY
TALEA Ensemble
Tweet Quartet (2016)
for string quartet
Duration: 1'
String Quartet (2015)
for string quartet
Duration: 26'
Premiere: 7/26/2015 - Ozawa Hall, Lenox, MA
The New Fromm Players
apart (2012)
for 4 percussionists (chromatic tuning forks)
Duration: 10'
Premiere: 4/20/2012 -Spaulding Auditorium - Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
So Percussion
The Afflicted Girl (2010)
for Clt, Perc, Pno, E Guit, Vc, Db
Duration: 22'
Premiere: 2/24/2010 - Merkin Hall, New York, NY
Bang on a Can All Stars
Four-Drums-for-Dresden (2010)
quartet for 4 drumsets
Duration: 11'
Premiere: 10/3/2010 - Festspielhaus Hellerau, Großer Festspielsaal, Dresden
Lukas Schiske / Rainer Römer / Dirk Rothbrust / Gerrit Nulens
B&E (2010)
New version for Saxophone Quartet (Sop, Alt, Ten, Bari)
for alto sax, electric guitar, 5-string bass guitar, drum set
Duration: 7'
Liminal (2009)
for six pianos and percussion
Duration: 10'
Premiere: 1/31/2010 - Roundhouse, London
Rolf Hind, piano / Roundhouse
ppopp (2009)
for 2 Sax, Tbn, Perc, Pno, E Guit
Duration: 4'
Premiere: 10/11/2009 - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Ensemble Klang
Gauze Vespers (2007)
for Clt, Perc, Pno, Vln, Vc
Duration: 12'
Premiere: 7/12/2007 - Aspen, CO
Aspen Contemporary Ensemble
Premiere of version: 3/7/2008 - Theater De Kikker, Utrecht
O Death (2005-2007)
for 2 Sax, Tbn, Perc, Pno, E Guit [complete instrumentation list]
Duration: 70'
Premiere: 3/29/2007 - St. Mark's-in-the-Bowery, New York, NY
Ensemble Klang
Take Leave of Carnal Vain Delight (2007)
for Perc, Vln, Vla, Vc, Db
Duration: 7'
B&E (with aggravated assault) (2006)
for B Clt, Perc, Drums, Pno, E Guit, Vln, Vc
Revised Version of Breaking and Entering
Duration: 7'
Premiere: 7/14/2006 - Tonic, New York, NY
Vamp (2004)
for Picc, E-flat Clt, Perc
Duration: 11'
Premiere: 6/4/2004 - Cunnigham Studio, New York, NY
Ensemble Klang / Eliza Miller Dance Company
Breaking and Entering (2002)
for Alt Sax, Elec Guit, Bass Guit, Drums
Duration: 6'
Premiere: 2/20/2002 - Korzo Theater, Den Haag, Netherlands
Alt Sax: Keir Neuringer, Elec Guit: Juan Parra, Bass Guit: Pete Harden, Drums: Diego Espinosa
Cadence (2000)
for Flt, Clt, Vibes, Pno, Vln, Vla, Vc
Duration: 5'
Premiere: 6/30/2000 - Hoxton Hall, London
The Composer's Ensemble Cond. Peter Weigold
Strip (1997)
for 3 Clt (1st dbl E-flat)
Duration: 4'
Premiere: 10/25/1997 - Jacqueline du Pre Music Room, Oxford
Oxford Festival Ensemble, Cond. Stefan Asbury
Preciosa, Tira El Pandero (1995)
for Flt, Clt, Vibes, Pno, Vln, Vla, Vc
Duration: 5'
Premiere: 11/10/1995 - Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Composer's Ensemble, Cond. Diego Masson
Niña Ahogada En El Pozo (1992)
for Fl, Ob, Clt, Bass Clt, Horn, 2 Perc, Pno, Harp, Solo Vln, Solo Vla, Solo Vc, Solo Girl Soprano, Str.
Duration: 7'
Premiere: 3/27/1993 - St John's Smith Square, London
Purcell School Orchestra, Cond. Adrian Leaper
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, (12-Dec-93)
London Sinfonietta, Cond. Martyn Brabins


Ghost Songs (2023)
for solo guitar
Duration: 16'
Premiere: 6/9/2026 - Sala Xochipilli Facultad de Musica - UNAM, Mexico City
Arturo Tallini, guitar / Ensamble de guitarras / Marina Tomei
Utterance 214 […"the cool water of the stars"…] (2017)
for solo double bell euphonium
Duration: 11'
Premiere: 10/2/2021 - Hangar 21, Detmold
Melvyn Poore, euphonium
Bird Forms on a Neutral Background (2014)
for solo recorder and electronics
Duration: 8'
Premiere: 11/8/2014 - Novembermusic Den Bosch, ’s-Hertogenbosch
Susanna Borsch, recorder / Susie, tell me a Story!
Threaded Madrigals (2014)
for solo viola
Duration: 8'
Premiere: 6/3/2014 - SubCulture, New York, NY
Rebecca Young, viola / New York Philharmonic and 92nd Street Y
An Inventory of Remnants (2008)
for piano and percussion (1 player)
Duration: 10'
Premiere: 5/19/2010 - California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Danny Holt, piano/percussion
Neolithic Airs (2008)
for solo detuned violin
Duration: 10'
Premiere: 12/7/2009 - An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD
Courtney Orlando , violin /
Krank (2004)
for solo percussion
Duration: 13'
Premiere: 3/22/2004 - Malthouse, Melbourne
Claire Edwardes, percussion
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