Hi, Princeton People!

I added this page to my website just for you. Here, you’ll have access to all of my materials and documents. First and foremost, here is my musical portfolio:

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Play Soprano

Big Band (Wind 1 and 2 double on Soprano Sax)
Score PDF here.

This piece, a composition in four acts, is about character development over the course of a narrative. The characters of the piece take many forms: instruments and timbral effects, melodic and rhythmic motifs, and even textures and tempi. These characters each develop in their own way over the course of the work. The soloists, much like their Shakespearean namesakes, comment and pontificate on the themes of the piece, often speaking over each other as though in an argument over the metaphysical implications of their existence.

With respect to your limited time, here are some key areas of interest. Each is an excerpt from the four acts of the piece.
1. Act I (0:00 – 0:40)
2. Act II (2:24 – 4:10)
3. Act III (5:10 – 6:35)
4. Act IV (7:03 – end)


Two Synthesizers and Prerecorded Audio
Score PDF here.

This piece is a love letter to the 1960s, combining retro pop music with Reichian phasing techniques. It is also an attempt at combining the art of phasing with the art of improvisation.

I believe the sense of development and the gradual process in this work are more important than any individual musical moment. However, here are some sections I find to be particularly moving:
1. 0:00 – 1:00
2. 2:10 – 3:00
3. 4:30 – end

Trickle Down

Big Band (with extensive doubles)
Score PDF here.

After writing a short meditation called “Evaporation,” I began to think about how other stages of the water cycle might translate to music. The resulting composition isn’t a tone painting, per se, but the thematic material is inspired by these natural processes. In the same way many of the elements of the water cycle occur simultaneously, so do the elements of this composition: as clarinets condense to form clouds, the trombones are already beginning the process of evaporation again.

This recording is from an in-person rehearsal prior to the pandemic, so please forgive the recording quality and hiccups in the performance!

Areas of interest:
1. Evaporation (0:00 – 1:15)
2. Condensation (1:56 – 4:00)
3. Precipitation (4:07 – 5:15)
4. Percolation (5:55 – 7:40)
5. Evaporation (7:50 – end)

Writing Sample and Other Documents

I’m currently in the midst of a research project studying Darcy James Argue’s engagement with post-minimal rhythmic techniques and formal devices. The project has become much larger than I anticipated and is not finished. If you are interested, however, I am including a link to a brief paper as sort of a proof of concept; a series of observations to confirm the potential for deeper analysis.

Writing Sample PDF.
Statement of Purpose PDF.
Music Resume PDF.

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