First Thing (2014)
These Nights (2017)
Two Moons and the Squid (2017)
Shades of Hesitation (2018)
And Even These Small Wonders (2019)
At the Edge of the Water (2019)
Scenes from Some Other Life (2020)
I: 2'50" // II: 2'40"
Instrumentation: Clarinet in Bb and Fixed Media Recordings
"Outlines" speaks to a drive through a gray and rainy afternoon, and the moment when you realize your windshield has fogged over, the world outside slipping into bleary shapes and outlines. As you move to defog the glass, you try to make sense of the forms on and alongside the road, which have lapsed in their familiarity, but still exist as you knew them just beyond your line of sight. The heater kicks in, the fog creeps to the edges, the landscape recovers familiarity, and you continue to drive.
"Outlines" was written for clarinetist Wesley Warnhoff as a part of the ANTiCX Entry Points of Empathy concert, and was premiered at the Mizzou International Composers Festival in July 2021. Recording courtesy of MICF. Performance by Wesley Warnhoff. Fixed Media recorded by Tanner Porter.
Head That Way: 2'00" // What I Had Asked For: 2'00" // Again: 2'00" // See You Then: 2'00"
Instrumentation: Solo Piano
"Scenes from Some Other Life" is a collection of four short, interchangeable movements, each representing a disparate fragment of a dream. The title refers to the moment of confusion when you recall a memory, and then realize mid-thought that the experience you are remembering didn't actually happen, but rather was a dream you had mistaken for reality. There is a strange sensation where you try to reconcile what was memory and what was dream—what is your life, and what is just some other life you thought you’d lived.
Scenes from Some Other Life was written for and in collaboration with pianist Annie Jeng in 2020. Recording courtesy of Annie Jeng. (Two Movements played: "Again" and "See You Then.")