Essay for Orchestra
Original orchestral work read at the Juilliard School. A progression of chords serves as the work’s general framework, assigned amongst the strings. The progression uses largely stepwise motion and resolution providing a near melodic, yet modern, tonality. The work is divided into sections by passing the melody between groups of instruments, providing variations in dramatic depth and timbral color.
"A Revolution of the End"
for Flute, Violin and Piano
This trio uses an irregular harmonic language—built of chords derived from infrequently repeating intervals—to create the structure and take advantage of the flute and violin’s shared melodic range, combining and crossing them to interesting effect.