Text-Mobiles

I love building “text-mobiles,” collections of texts that comment upon and dialogue with one another.

 

These are often texts from different cultures, time periods, or languages, organized around a central topic.  The texts are juxtaposed, placed on equal footing, showing each text in a new light.

 

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Greco-Roman

Ancient Greece and Rome, as well as modern Greek culture, are particularly fascinating to me, and many of my pieces draw on this great tradition.

 

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Visual Art

Many of my pieces interact intimately with painting and sculpture.

 

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Text-Mobiles

A Crown of Stars (2006)

wedding oratorio for soprano, tenor, SATB and SSA chorus, and chamber orchestra, 43 minutes


lotus and poppy (2007)
for mezzo-soprano, tenor, and chamber ensemble, 11 minutes

 

 

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Visual Art

American Gothic Suite: Theme and Variations on Grant Wood’s Art (2005)
for flute, viola, and guitar, 14 minutes


Tesserae: Six Mosaics of Ancient Rome (2003-04)
for flute, viola, and guitar, 15 minutes


Four Views of Pompeii (2004)
for string quartet and harp, 18 minutes

 

 

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Greco-Roman

Agamemnon (1999-2001)
opera in one act on Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, 100 minutes Libretto by Sarah B. Ferrario (trans. from the ancient Greek)


The Libation Bearers (2001-04)
opera in one act on Aeschylus’ Choephoroi, 75 minutes Libretto by Sarah B. Ferrario (trans. from the ancient Greek)


The Furies (2005)
opera in one act on Aeschylus’ Eumenides, 90 minutes Libretto by Sarah B. Ferrario (trans. from the ancient Greek)


Four Views of Pompeii (2004)
for string quartet and harp, 18 minutes


Tesserae: Six Mosaics of Ancient Rome (2003-04)
for flute, viola, and guitar, 15 minutes


The Dead are Dancing (2006)
for flute and piano, 13 minutes


Mother’s Blood (2009)

for SSA chorus, soprano solo, and chamber ensemble, 18 minutes


Klytemnestra Songs (2001)
song cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano, 19 minutes


The Sparrow Song (2005)

SS chorus, piano, and percussion, 5 minutes


Seeds of Vengeance (2005)
song cycle for soprano, tenor, and piano, 22 minutes

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