Compositions

5-500 (2015) for at least 5 players and up to 500 players

Deck Card Piece #1 (2015) Clip Mouth Unit

DNA (2012) for Two to Twelve trombones, preferably performed in ascending order in multiples of Two players. Next performance will be with Four players.

Electric Fences (2015). Solo Trombone

First Nations' Ley (2012) for Trombone, homemade instruments, voice, and/or laptop ensemble. Telematic or single location.

Gamelan Piece (2010) for Son of Lion and multiphonic trombone.

Ley of A Nation (2014) for Viola, Soprano Sax, Bassoon, and Trombone.

Mini Mikros (2014) for Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone

Mikrokosmos Arrangement #4 (2015) - Mikro Trio

Near to Solitude (2015) Commissioned and Premiered by the Fourth Wall.

Neptunian Love Song (2010) Solo trombone

Pebbles (2014) for Tentet

Pink Elephant for Jen Baker and Kyoko Kitamura

Pipsqueak (2007) Solo trombone

Prickle for Jen Baker and Kyoko Kitamura

Silo Songs (2015) for 4 trombones (or multitrack recorded)

Solstice Drones (2012) Solo trombone

Teleport (2010) for Trombone and offstage "brass." Commissioned by Asphalt Orchestra.

When a Drop of Light (2016) Commissioned by Loadbang for 2016.

Wilkes-Barre Cathedral (2010) Solo trombone 

Discography

Werner Herzog's Documentary, Encounters at the End of the World. Image Entertainment, 2008. Nominated for many awards.

Orpheus Sounds, Alvin Lucier, Important Records, 2019

An Inventory of Damaged Goods Richard Cameron-Wolfe, New Focus Records,  2018

You, Anthony Coleman. New Amsterdam Records 2015.

Asphalt Orchestra, The Pixies. Cantaloupe Music, 2014

Annbling, by Daniel Goode, New World Records 2014

Seven Storey Mountain by Nate Wooley, 2013.

Asphalt Orchestra, Asphalt Orchestra. Cantaloupe Music, 2010. New works commissioned by the band as well as arrangements by band members.

Exchange, Emily Bezar, 2008

Mirror World, Larry Ochs/ROVA:Arts, Metalanguage, 2005

Fracture: The Music of Pat Muchmore, Innova Records, 2010. Featured soloist on THS.

Blue Dreams Jen Baker, Dilapidated Barns, 2008. Self-published, unaccompanied solo improvisations.

Untitled (1959): Improvisations by Jen Baker, Damon Smith, Ariel Shibolet, Aurora Josephson, and Scott Looney. Kadima Collective, 2006.

Music minus One, Solo improvisations by Bay Area musicians. Rastacan Records, 2006

Beowulf – Dave Malloy music director. Full soundtrack downloadable on Dave Malloy's website. http://davemalloy.com/beowulf.html


Listen:

Asphalt Orchestra

Pixies (Le Pouisson Rouge)

Frank Zappa (Theater Show - Unpack the Elephant)

Meshuggah (live on WNYC and video -I'm behind the giant mic)

Ivo Papasov (Bang on a Can Marathon)

Improvisation Solo (Lincoln Center)

TILT Brass - John King's Hammerbone (Dartmouth College)
Mikro Trio - Mikrokosmos Arr. #4
Brooklyn Infinity Orchestra
Clip Mouth Unit - Deck Card Piece #1 (Trans Pecos, Brooklyn)

with Guidonian Hand (WNYC)

with John Luther Adams' Sila (Lincoln Center; 10'15" for a close-up)

with Randy Gibson (Wild Project - Avant Media Festival)

with Varispeed (Jersey City - Con Vivo Festival)


       Premieres by:

John King, David Behrman, Lea Bertucci, Anthony Coleman, Cenk Ergun, Cecil Taylor, Zeena Parkins, Chris Jonas, Lainie Feffernan, Mario Diaz, Son Lux, Dave Douglas, Larry Ochs, Holly Herndon, Chris McIntire, Jay Vilnai (Bohu), Pat Muchmore (THS), Petr Kotik (Many Many Women), Anne Hege (Spirit in the Flesh), Elizabeth Adams (Alter Timbre), Izzy Chen, James Fei, Daniel Goode (Annbling), Lisa Hirsch, John Musto, Pauline Oliveros, Sarah Bernstein, Roscoe Mitchell, Dave Malloy, Anthony Coleman, Stephanie Griffin, Andrew Drury, Stefan Bauer, David Bindman, Sean Sonderegger, James Ilgenfritz, Kyoko Kitamura, Nate Wooley, Anna Webber, Angela Morris, and many others.

Performed with:

Music ensembles

Asphalt Orchestra, Tilt, SEM, Clip Mouth Unit, American Brass Quintet, Tilted Head Ensemble, Wavefield Ensemble, Curiosity Cabinet, Jen Baker and Kyoko Kitamura, Anne Hege, Anna Webber/Angela Morris Big Band, Varispeed (Perfect Lives, Robert Ashley), Contemporaneous, Vox Brass Ensemble, Either/Or, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Flexible Orchestra, Mills Performing Group, New York Trombone Consort, Brooklyn Infinity Orchestra, Mikro Trio, Polyverse Ensemble, Ekmeles.

Dance Ensembles

Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Armitage Gone! Karole Armitage, Daria Fain Ensemble, Donna Costello ensemble, Steve Petronio Company, Brooklyn Ballet.

Theatre Productions

Beowulf, a thousand years of baggage(Mallory Catlett director, Shadows (Alec Duffy director), Murder in the Cathedral (Alec Duffy, director),

First Nations Ley

With David Samas, collaborators of First Nations Ley, at Meridian Art Gallery San Francisco, 2012.

Photos of the premiere performance, as well as improvisations at Meridian Art Gallery, San Francisco, 2012.

The yarn on the map below shows where the magnetic ley line, First Nations' Ley, occurs in North America. Ley lines, or geomagnetic lines, occur all throughout the world and are known by mystics, tribal people, and the ancient civilisations as power lines, powerful enough to transfer communications. We chose several locations along the ley line, typically known for their natural beauty and grandeur, to create a song about it.

The yarn on this map shows where the magnetic Ley Line, First Nations' Ley, occurs in North America. Ley lines, or geomagnetic lines, occur all throughout the world and are known by mystics, tribal people, and the ancient civlisations as power lines, powerful enough to transfer communications. We chose several locations along the ley line, typically known for their natural beauty and grandeur, to create a song about it.

 

Telematic performance, March 2013. Stanford (where photo below was taken) and RPI in Albany, NY live on-screen.