Sought-After Dream Object
for bass and piano (2016)- commissioned by Ryan Downey, premiered April 6th, 2016
Text by Alaskan poet Sara Guinn. The whimsical and near-nonsensical text is characterized in the music by abrupt changes in dynamics, gestures, and mood, yet repeating motives connect the poetry’s similar syllabic patterns.
Ryan Downey | bass
(2016 Tempe, AZ)
for soprano and piano (2012)- premiered May 2013
Part of the text setting studies from Fall 2012 at ASU. Text by Langston Hughes. No copyright infringement intended.
Joyce Yin | soprano
Emi Smith | piano
(2013, Phoenix Art Museum Society of Composers Concert, AZ)