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Dear Matafele Peinam is a setting of poet and climate activist Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner’s “Dear Matafele Peinam,” which was written for and first performed at the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit. (Performance begins at 33:45.) Program notes
for string quartet
Written for the 2013 Bridges International Conference on the Arts and Mathematics, Enschede, The Netherlands, and premiered by Eleonora Matsuno, Peter Land, Adriaan Breunis, and Jur de Vries. Concert curated by Dmitri Tymoczko.
Canonic Offerings is based on my work with canons that have an infinite number of solutions. These are maximally self-similar melodic lines that can be combined successfully and performed simultaneously by any number of voices, each voice at its own tempo yielding either rational or irrational tempo ratios, with the melody moving either forward or backward. In Canonic Offerings I have selected a small number of these combinations based on three such melodies, attempting to give the flavor of the combinatorial possibilities within the context of a unified (and finite) composition.
for jazz combo
Commissioned for the 2010 Bridges Conference on Mathematics and the Arts in Pécs, Hungary and premiered by the Áved-Fenyvesi Quartet—János Ávéd, Marton Fenyvesi, Balazs Horvath, and Ákos Benkó.
for violin and piano
Commissioned by the Florida State Music Teachers Association and the Hanna-Yang duo. Premiered by Emily Hanna Crane, violin, and Hui-Ting Yang, piano. Recorded by the Hanna-Yang duo on Pendulum for Navona/Parma.
Point and Line to Plane
for solo piano
Recorded by Jeffrey Jacob on Contemporary American Eclectic Piano Music Vol. 10, available from New Ariel Recordings. Premiered (and recorded below) by Hui-Ting Yang.