Current Projects

I Won’t Be Here Long, for Wind Ensemble

I’m working on a piece for a consortium of collegiate wind ensembles led by Heidi Miller, who is now on faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College. The consortium includes colleges across the country, from MIT in Cambridge, MA to UC-Berkeley, to the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. This is my first time composing something for more […]

Night Rituals, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, and piano

I’m back to work on a new piece for eighth blackbird. This one, entitled Night Rituals is for the full eighth blackbird instrumentation (flute/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, and piano), and focuses on three pre-Christian Western rituals as its inspiration. The first movement, “Ch’ab’,” is inspired by a Mayan bloodletting ritual. It is […]

Currents, for two alto saxophones, piano, and mallet percussion

For the past three weeks I’ve been working on finishing an old piece that had to be put aside for a while, called Currents, which basically takes its inspiration from concepts of fluid and particle dynamics. The first two movements were written in 2004 and are called “The Bernoulli Effect” and “AC/DC,” being (respectively) musical […]

Featured Recordings

Live Performance by eighth blackbird

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for two alto saxophones, mallet percussion, and piano

live performance by Zach Herchen, Philipp Stäudlin, Ryan Packard, and Aaron Likness, June 26th, 2011

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