Featured Music


for chamber string orchestra (2016)

This piece utilizes Grisey’s Partiels as a model for orchestral synthesis, formal structure, and timbre/tone-color as well as aleatoric elements. The pitch material is derived from field recordings as interpreted through a sonogram; each section of the piece depicts a place and its characteristics: the shinkansen (bullet) train in Japan, birds in Switzerland, and sounds of the city in New York.

In addition to a research paper: “Spectralism’s Synthesis of Past Musical Traditions: New Musical Discourse and Compositional Technique”, this piece was composed in fulfillment of the Barrett Honors Undergraduate Thesis.


Alexander Tom, conductor
Clarice Collins | violin I
Felix Herbst | violin I
Jingting Liu | violin II
Natalie Rose | violin II
Sarah Evins | viola I
Daniel Lorenzo | viola II
Alex Duke | cello
Elizabeth Weser | cello
Kelsey Mines | bass
(2016, Tempe, AZ)

Stream of Consciousness

Commissioned by Tyler Flowers (2016)

Stream of Consciousness depicts a continuation of running thoughts, resulting in seemingly disjunct gestures.


Tyler Flowers | alto saxophone
(2016, Tempe, AZ)

Before the Storm


This piece was read by the St. Lawrence String Quartet at the ASU School of Music.

Before the Storm was chosen for publication in Arizona State University’s 2014-2015 Lux Undergraduate Creative Review.


Emilio Vazquez | violin
Clarice Collins | violin
Ali Friedman | viola
Marguerite Salajko | cello
(2013, Tempe, AZ)