Los minúsculos is an homage to the over
300 400 victims who have been killed by the Nicaraguan government since April, and to all my fellow Nicaraguans who have suffered under Daniel Ortega’s regime.
The first lady and vice president disparagingly calls protesters “minúsculos grupos alentadores del odio” (minuscule groups inciting hatred). As a reaction, hundreds of thousands of self-proclaimed minúsculos have repeatedly taken to the streets in protest, demanding justice for the victims of oppression.
This piece, for bassoon and electronics, was written in close collaboration with Dana Jessen and performed at SPLICE institute. It is an examination of collective movement and growth, a study on how multiple small things can converge, grow and develop into a larger, cohesive, even uncontrollable whole. Many thanks to Dana for the brilliant performance and a fruitful collaboration, and to SPLICE institute for a great week of electronic music
Star-mango for clarinet in b-flat, bassoon, trombone, violin, cello, balloons and electronics. Recorded in Austin, Texas as part of Keep Composers Weird. 2016.
Sonora for flute and clarinet in b-flat. Performed by Zach Sheets and Vicente Alexim. 2015
Anónimo for soprano and ensemble. Performed by Tony Arnold and the Empyrean Ensemble, with text by Juilo Valle Castillo. 2015
Greenlandic and Vowel Harmony for string quartet. Greenlandic performed by Daedalus Quartet, Vowel Harmony performed by the Empyrean Ensemble. 2014
Ecosystem for Pierrot + percussion. Performed by the Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble. 2014
A Trip Down Market Street for flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, viola cello, piano, percussion and silent film. Performed by the Empyrean Ensemble. 2013
Ouroboros Miniatures Six miniatures for steel-string guitar duo. In this piece I explore the 3rd Mode of Limited Transposition steeped in a more popular style, idiomatic of the steel-string guitar. Dedicated to Kelsey Osgood. 2008
Nic Quetza Tohuehueh, Nonantzin Ihcuac and Tixiutototl, for soprano soloist, tenor soloist, SATB choir and electronics. 2014