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"Sadila Jana​"

2017 — chamber work, 3:27-min

commission by Silk Road Ensemble

Sing Me Home: "Best World Music Album" (track 5)

trad. Macedonian; vocal arr: Small

instrumental arr: Kyle Sanna

performed by Silk Road Ensemble + Black Sea Hotel

instrumentation

Balkan vocal trio, sheng, violin, viola, violoncello

Excerpt Mvt. 1, first reading --  "Behind the Gymnasium" 

anticipated winter 2020

8-mvt. chamber + electronic work

instrumentation

piccolo, flute, 2 clarinets, glockenspiel, marimba, bass drum,

snare drum, viola, violoncello

 

add. instrumentation

5 of the movements interweave electronics, 

and Balkan-inspired vocal samples

More from Mvt. 1, and excerpt from Mvt. 2 ,"Mjeto Si, Mjato Ma"

QUESTIONS BROUGHT ON BY THE STRANGERS

anticipated winter 2021  13-mvt. chamber + electronic work

 

instrumentation

voice, electronics, piccolo, flute, clarinet, bassoon, drum machine, violin, viola, violoncello

 

mvt. 1 - (3:20) — Internally, Eternally

mvt. 2 - (TBA) — Hinged or Mobile?

mvt. 3 - (5:22) — Dance of the Frozen Animals

mvt. 4 - (4:42) — Mjeto Boxes

mvt. 5 - (3:13) — Lid on the Box

mvt. 6 - (6:02) — Encounters with Strangers; Part II

mvt. 7 - (3:05) — Watching Rats from my Luxury Shower

mvt. 8 - (2:06) — The Wooden Child

mvt. 9 - (5:54) — Untangling The Wildebeest Waltz

mvt. 10 - (3:16) — Rain Dance Gif

mvt. 11 - (TBA) — When a Frog is My Mammal

mvt. 12 - (5:10) — Wake Apnea

mvt. 13 - (2:11) — A Tenth Time Realization

sampling of works in progress

GRAMMY-winning album

Yo-Yo Ma + SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE

"The Forest is Shaking and Swaying; And we are Still"
2015 — chamber work, 6:05-min

trad. Bulgarian“Vetar Vee” (Shopluk region)

arr. Small; add. arr. + comp: Rima Fand

instrumentation

Balkan vocal trio, chorus, string quartet

 

premiered St. Ann's Warehouse + National Sawdust

featured recording - Secondary Dominance's mvt. 8

w/ Black Sea Hotel + members from The Knights

KRONOS QUARTET

BROOKLYN YOUTH CHORUS

ACME QUARTET + BLACK SEA HOTEL

A BOOMERANG OF BLACK FLUORESCENCE;

Music I Forgot to Write In My Teens

UNIVERSAL SOUND ARRAY BANNER

anticipated winter 2021 — 5-mvt. chamber + electronic work

instrumentation

flutes, clarinet, contrabassoon,

viola, violoncello, electronics

mvt. 1 - (3:34)  —  The Infinite Parenthetical 

mvt. 2 - (TBA)  —  Bunny! Leave January Alone; He’s Trying to Meditate!

mvt. 3 - (1:27)  —  Here Came the Groom

mvt. 4 - (TBA)  —  Nap Time

mvt. 5 - (TBA)  —  Chana Projects

SECONDARY DOMINANCE

— The Theater Times

“… a perfect synthesis of opera and media..."

mvt. 1 - (5:24)  — Are You The Sun? 

mvt. 2 - (2:20)  — The Sitter

mvt. 3 - (2:48)  —  Am I Free?

mvt. 4 - (2:14)  —  Blowing Dandelions 

mvt. 5 - (8:07)  —  Grandpa’s Kaleidoscope

mvt. 6 - (4:41)  —  Planet to Planet

mvt. 7 - (3:49)  —  Moma Jeste

mvt. 8 - (6:05)  —  The Forest Shakes + Sways

mvt. 9 - (6:09)  —  Do You Sleep Inside?  

mvt. 10 - (1:47)  —  Kitty Cats + Horses

mvt. 11 - (4:00)  —  A Dragon Loves Me

mvt. 12 - (5:54) — In the Night Room

​“…delicate chamber-music juxtaposed with blaring electronica and Balkan folk singing... anguished harmonic friction... defies category... has a stronger erotic charge than punk rock.” 

instrumentation: piccolo, flute, sheng, violin,

viola, violoncello, electronic backtrack,

3 dancers 1 mom, 1 dad, film projection

 Wall Street Journal  

12-mvt. chamber + electronic work

music videos to start releasing fall 2019

record to release winter 2020

performance premiere 2017

HERE Arts Center’s PROTOTYPE Festival

sampling of works in progress

TABLEAU VIVANT OF

THE DELIRIUM CONSTRUCTIONS 

— The Washington Post

mvt. 1 - (approx. 10:00)  —  At Rest

mvt. 2 - (approx. 5:00)  —  We Wake

mvt. 3 - (approx. 9:00)  —  We Sing

mvt. 4 - (approx. 4:00)  —  We Dance

mvt. 5 - (approx. 2:00)  —  We Commune

mvt. 6 - (approx. 4:00)  —  We Rest

mvt. 7 - (approx. 2:00)  —  We Wake

mvt. 8 - (approx. 10:00)  —  We Breathe

mvt. 9 - (approx. 4:00)  —  We Depart

...an energizing newness... a humble and humbling view of humanity that feels authentic.. 

poetic... what you take away from the Tableau is a kind of peace...”

spring 2011 — 9-mvt. living picture, 55-min

 

instrumentation + elements

120-participant chorus /

performer-dancer-collective

 

string quartet, Balkan vocal quartet, 1 soprano,

1 mezzo soprano, 2 live wedding ceremonies

(legal matrimony)

“The singers' voices resounded thrillingly... seems like a miracle"
— The New York Times