Four Pieces

Pierrot + Percussion Piece written for Contemporaneous. Premiered on May 12, 2016 at Elebash Recital Hall @ the CUNY Graduate Center.

Program Note: For each of these pieces, I started with a trope from the many musical traditions that I’ve grown up with. These tropes range from something as general as a C major scale to more specific ideas like sidechain compression, a common technique in audio processing. I chose material with both personal and cultural meaning. These types of creative constraints are important to the organization of my music, but also bear much expressive significance.