Music

scores available through the Canadian Music Centre, Leading Note, and on request

 

in progress

Terror & Erebus (2019)
90'00
opera for six singers and percussion quartet
Opera 5 and TorQ Percussion Quartet
with the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council

new work (2017)
10'00
marimba and flute

Four Songs (2017)
15'00
Lawrence Wiliford, tenor; Steven Philcox, piano
Canadian Art Song Project


Chamber

including voices

Flay (2016)
8'00
soprano, piano, percussion
written for Soundstreams' Emerging Composer Workshop, with mentor-composer Steve Reich

Strange Flesh (2016)
10'00
soprano, violin, cello, percussion
written for Thin Edge New Music Collective
with the support of the Ontario Arts Council

Troy (2014)
7'00
four vibraphones
written for Bang On a Can's 2014 Summer Music Festival
winner, TorQ Percussion Quartet Seminar Composition Competition 2015

Light (2014)
3'30
violin, vibraphone, piano
written for Bang On a Can's 2014 Summer Music Festival

Two Dreams (2013)
10'00
soprano and string quartet
also available for soprano and piano
written for Alexandra Smither
SOCAN Foundation Awards 2014
Honourable Mention, Karen Kieser Prize in Canadian Music 2013

Garden (2012)
14'00
vibraphone and harp
written for Angela Schwarzkopf and Michelle Colton
prize winner, The American Harp Society 2013 Composition Contest (Toronto Chapter)

Moon (2013)
3'40
solo piano
written for Wesley Shen

Three Memories for Piano (2008)
8'40
solo piano
written for Wesley Shen


Opera

Freud / Jung (2016)
25'00
chamber opera
libretto by Duncan McFarlane
written for American Opera Projects, "Six Scenes"

The Masque of the Red Death (2013, 2015) 
30'00
chamber orchestra, choir, and soloists (2013)
orchestra, choir, and soloists (2015)
libretto by Duncan McFarlane and Cecilia Livingston, adapted from Edgar Allan Poe
written for Opera 5 (2013) and the Kingston Symphony (2015)
winner, Mainstage Award, Boston Metro Opera International Composers Competition

The Yellow Wallpaper (2013, 2015)
8'00
opera scene for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, violin, cello, and piano
libretto by Nicolas Billon, adapted from Charlotte Perkins Gilmnan
written for Tapestry Opera's 2013 Composer-Librettist Laboratory
arranged for The Bicycle Opera Project (Toronto), 2015

Four Scenes of Loss (2013)
35'00
opera scenes for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone and piano
libretti by Nicolas Billon, David Yee, Morris Panych, and Julie Tepperman
written for Tapestry Opera's 2013 Composer-Librettist Laboratory


Art Song

Kalypso, for soprano and piano (2015) 6'00
text by Duncan McFarlane (on Homer's Odyssey)
written for American Opera Projects

Mercy, for soprano and piano (2015) 5'45
text by Duncan McFarlane
written for American Opera Projects

Penelope, for soprano and piano (2014) 8'00
text by Cecilia Livingston (on Homer's Odyssey)
written for Alexandra Smither

Parting, soprano and piano (2012) 5'00
text by Janey Lew
written for the Vancouver International Song Institute's 2012 Art Song Lab

She, soprano and piano (2016) 2'00
text by Doris Du
written for Regent Park School of Music's Songbook Creation Program

Love Is, for soprano and piano (2016) 2'00
text by Daria Tarnopolski
written for Regent Park School of Music's Songbook Creation Program

Give Me Your Hand
for mezzo-soprano and piano (2015) 7'00
text by Duncan McFarlane (on Shakespeare's Macbeth)
written for American Opera Projects

The Dismantled Ship, for tenor and piano (2016) 4'00
text by Walt Whitman
written for American Opera Projects

I See You, for baritone and piano (2016) 2'00
text by Stefan Anteljevic
written for Regent Park School of Music's Songbook Creation Program

The Wisdom of Yogi Berra, for baritone and piano (2016) 2'00
text by Duncan McFarlane (on quotations from Yogi Berra)
written for American Opera Projects

Who Has Seen the Wind?, for bass-baritone and piano (2016) 7'00
text by Duncan McFarlane
written for American Opera Projects

Lullabies 
for mezzo-soprano and marimba (2011) 5'30
texts by Walter de la Mare
written for Michelle Colton


Large Ensemble

Leap of the Heart (2017), fanfare for orchestra
2'00
Canada Mosaic co-commission
written for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
and the Kingston Symphony

The Masque of the Red Death (2015)
30'00
opera for orchestra, choir, and soloists (see Opera)

noyade (2014)
8'00
chamber orchestra
written for Bang On a Can's 2014 Summer Music Festival

Starve (2013)
9'00
string orchestra
written for the 2013 Canadian Contemporary Music Workshop


Choir

Kiss Goodnight (2012, rev. 2016)
6'00
a cappella men's choir and countertenor soloist
text by Cecilia Livingston
published through the Pro Coro Canada Choral Series at Leading Note

Dear Illusion (2015)
5'00
a cappella men's choir
text by E. J. Pratt

SeaDream (2014)
10'00
youth choir and vibraphone
text by Cecilia Livingston
written for Young Voices Toronto; Zimfira Poloz, conductor
with the support of the Ontario Arts Council

Rage (2012)
4'00
SATB a cappella or accompanied choir (with divisi)
text from Shakespeare's Coriolanus
written for The Princeton Singers

Bright Wings (2011)
5'00
SATB a cappella choir (with divisi)
text by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Three Songs For Sara (2011)
9'00
SSAA choir with piano accompaniment (also arranged for piano quintet accompaniment)
texts by Sara Teasdale
written for the Vespera Ensemble

Dona Nobis Pacem (2011)
2'40
SAA a cappella choir
written for the Cantabile Chamber Singers


Multimedia

Listen to the Chorus (2017)
8'00
immersive outdoor video installation for Nuit Blanche Toronto
spoken-word poet and three a cappella female voices
with Nasim Asgari and Madeleine Co.