Hello Princeton Faculty!
Welcome to my portfolio! Below you'll find a collection of some of my recent pieces, each with suggested excerpts that will give you a taste of each piece. If you'd like to listen further, the full recording is also provided.
The Room Series (2020-2021)
combined duration: c. 28' 00"
The Room Series is a collection of pieces for solo instrument and fixed electronics. While the pieces can all be performed seperately, they were designed as different parts of the same concept, each one akin to different roles in the same play. The electronic tracks are all comprised from the same source: samples of sounds made by objects found in my bedroom. Each part of the series is as a duet between the instrument and the room (electronics), illustrating the different effects that isolation can have on our relationship with our surroundings.
Part 1. A Negative Space for trombone and electronics
Part 2. Made From Broken Mockingbirds for marimba and electronics *includes my own text
Part 3. Four Blurred Walls for bassoon and electronics
Part 4. You Were the Window for contrabass and electronics
excerpt starts at m. 48
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Bathroom of Apathy (2021)
for dancer, cello, and electronics
duration: c. 12'00"
I. before apathy
II. between apathy
a composed theater piece inspired by the poem The House by Warsan Shire, particularly the first stanza:
"Mother says there are locked rooms inside all women; kitchen of lust,
bedroom of grief, bathroom of apathy.
Sometimes the men - they come with keys,
and sometimes, the men - they come with hammers."