"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 -- scratch reading, Queens College:  "Behind the Gymnasium" 

anticipated spring 2021

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

w/ 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 - (2:12)  —  Blowing Dandelions 

mvt. 5 - (8:08)  —  Grandpa’s Kaleidoscope

mvt. 6 - (4:41)  —  Planet to Planet

mvt. 7 - (3:51)  —  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 - (5:58) — 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

— 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

TABLEAU VIVANT OF

THE DELIRIUM CONSTRUCTIONS 

ft. SHARA NOVA + BROOKLYN RIDER