The Orpheus Variations | Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival

01.10.15 |4:00pm and 8:30pm

New York City, NY US

Inspired by the Orpheus myth and the neuroscience of memory, the Deconstructive Theatre Project collides cinema, radio play, and theater vocabularies into an art-house film created and screened in real time.

My post-mininmalist and textural score will be performed by Adrianna Mateo (violin/found objects), Darryl Rahn (guitar/electronics), and me (keyboard/glock).

Co-presented by Under the Radar Festival and LaMaMa


early bird

05.03.14 |8pm

Norfolk, CT

The Renaissance vocal ensemble, early bird, graciously commissioned my Palestrina-inspired setting of VENI CREATOR, which will be performed at their "The Wind and the Spirit" concert at the Battell Chapel in Norfolk, CT.

Ecco Chamber Choir

04.01.14 |TBA

Covington, KY

Ecco chamber choir, under the direction of Dr. Vicki Bell, is scheduled to premiere my new Palestrina-inspired setting of VENI CREATOR for mixed choir. Date and time TBA.

Benefit Concert | Philippines

01.10.14 |11:30am

Manila, Philippines

INSISTENT, for solo violin, makes its Asia premiere during a benefit concert for CHILD Haus presented and performed by Adrianna Mateo at the Philippines General Hospital in Manila.

The Minnesota Ballet | A Fresh Mix

10.18.13 to 10.19.13 |7pm

Duluth, MN

I am working alongside Artistic Director and choreographer, Robert Gardner, to create a multi-movement work for string quarter and live electronics titled RECURRENT STAGES, performed by the DSSO Music to You String Quartet. The commission is underwritten by the American Composers Forum's Live Music for Dance Minnesota program in partnership with NewMusicUSA, with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Adrianna Mateo @ The Living Room

09.29.13 |11pm

New York City

Adrianna Mateo will perform INSISTENT from my THREE MOODS FOR STRINGS among her eclectic collection of original songs and other classical works.

The Orpheus Variations | HERE Arts Center

06.27.13 to 06.30.13 |8:30pm

New York, NY

The Deconstructive Theatre Project's multimedia play, The Orpheus Variations, is being remounted with live musicians at HERE Arts. Each performance is followed by a talkback with the actors and designers. The Sunday matinee is at 4pm.

American Museum of Natural History

04.27.13 |12:30

New York City, NY

Violinst Adrianna Mateo will perform THE ABANDONED VALLEY during the museum's Expressions of Beauty: Sights and Sounds festival.

Quiet City at The Secret Theatre

04.05.13 |7:30pm

Long Island City, Queens, NY

My string quartet ROUNDING THE APSE will be featured in a Quite City concert alongside other new works that explore the integration of traditional forms of notation and performance practices with graphic notation, improvisation, electronics and multimedia.

Access Contemporary Music

03.04.13 to 03.09.13 |TBA

Chicago, IL

PARTNER SEQUENCE, for two violins, was selected to be included in ACM's Weekly Reading program. Standby for an excellent recording by Chicago-based professionals.

New Voices @ CUA

01.26.13 |1:30pm

Washington, D.C., DC

TWILIGHT, my work for female voices, cello, and piano, has been selected to be performed at the New Voices @ CUA festival.

Edge Arts | Arte Contemporânea

01.16.13 to 03.13.13

Lisbon, Portugal

Audio/video footage from THE ORPHEUS VARIATIONS is part of a contemporary gallery exhibit entitled "Um, Nenhum e Cem Mil" (One, None, and a Hundred Thousand).

Ethan Cohen Fine Arts @ KuBe

12.01.12 |8pm

Beacon, NY

Violinist Adrianna Mateo performs THE ABANDONED VALLEY for during a music of new music in the gallery.


11.30.12 |8:00pm

Brooklyn, NY

Violinist Adrianna Mateo will perform an evening of contemporary works for solo violin, including the new piece that I wrote for her, THE ABANDONED VALLEY.

Seventy Scenes of Halloween

10.25.12 to 10.27.12 |Thursday and Friday 8pm, Saturday 7pm

Brooklyn, NY

Friends and Enemies of Modern Theater (FEMT) presents this dark, comedic play by Jeffrey Jones. I am the sound designer.

The Orpheus Variations

10.19.12 to 10.28.12 |8pm Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Brooklyn, NY

The Orpheus Variations, produced by the Deconstructive Theatre Project, re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in the Underworld as the tale of a transcendent sound-maker struck mute by the suicide of his lover. The Orpheus Variations is a live film created in immediate time that deconstructs the classic myth from the inside out by colliding the grand narratives of Greek tragedy with the private internal narratives of modernist literature, poetry, and film. The performance is an investigation into the neurological behaviors of memory and artistic perception and of process as performance. Tickets are $30 and include attendance at the after-performance party each evening.

LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College

10.14.12 |noon

Flushing, NY

Violinist Adrianna Mateo will perform THE ABANDONED VALLEY.

Bliss on Bliss Art Project

09.30.12 |4:00pm

Sunnyside, NY

Violinist Adrianna Mateo will perform THE ABANDONED VALLEY during the grand opening celebrations for the art gallery, Bliss on Bliss.

The Abandoned Valley

08.21.12 |12:00pm

Cortland, NY

Violinist Adrianna Mateo will perform THE ABANDONED VALLEY during the new music concert and lecture, Crossing the Line: Performing in the 21st Century

Ecoles d'Art Américaines de Fontainebleau

07.28.12 |2:30pm

Fontainebleau, France

Violinist Adrianna Mateo performs THE ABANDONED VALLEY during a new music concert.

Società Operaia di Mutuo Soccorso

07.04.12 |9pm

Cairo Montenotte, Italy

Adrianna Mateo Premieres THE ABANDONED VALLEY for solo violin, which was written for her.

New Haven Oratorio Choir

05.19.12 |8pm

New Haven, CT

Connecticut-based Composer's Choir will join The New Haven Oratorio Society to in the premiere performance of GRACE, for SATB Chorus. GRACE was commissioned by The New Haven Oratorio Society for their MEDITATION : CELEBRATION concert. Daniel Shaw, conductor.

Westchester Square Arts Festival

05.18.12 |7:00pm

Bronx, NY

Baritone Kelvin Chan will sing TO ANNA AKHMATOVA accompanied by pianist Wei-En Hsu during his recital entitled "Love, Fragmented" which kicks off the three-day event celebrating the opening of the Cephas Center for the Arts.

Some Call Refuge - An Evening of Contemporary Art Songs

04.15.12 |8:30pm

Vaudeville Park Gallery/Performance Venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

“Some Call Refuge” brings contemporary song cycles by three young American composers (Ryan Homsey, Michael Ippolito, and Eric Lemmon) together with art songs by David Lang and Barbara Monk Feldman, weaving poetry by Akhmatova, Blok, Longfellow, Poe, and others into an evening of intimate and intense music-theater.

Night. Solitary hotel. The moon. Some ocean throbbing. Tears of gold. A lonely woman, lost in a silver dress. Seeming trust. Last toast. A look in the mirror. A swirl in the air where your head once was. “Some Call Refuge” is a miniature “kitchenette verismo” drama for three anonymous figures, drifting in and out of a shared space, staging the transience and shiftlessness of modern desire and despair, betrayal and boredom. Featuring the superb vocal talents of Kelvin Chan (baritone), Joélle Harvey (soprano), Kate Maroney (mezzo-soprano) and piano accompaniment by Peiharn Chen and Kyle Meng. Staging by R. B. Schlather, dramaturgy by Joseph Cermatori.

A Yuletide Festival

12.02.11 |7pm

Waconia, MN

RING OUT WILD BELLS is being performed by Waconia High School's Select Chamber Choir at the Waconia Performing Arts Center. Aaron R. Olson, conductor.

Circles and Lines / PUBLIQuartet

10.23.11 |7pm

Brooklyn, NY

Circles and Lines presents PUBLIQuartet performing my new string quartet, ROUNDING THE APSE, along with a handful of new works at Vaudeville Park Gallery in Brooklyn.

JACK Quartet

05.01.11 |Noon

New York City

Premiere of my String Quartet ROUNDING THE APSE. Frederick Loewe Theatre at New York University.

NYU Master's Recital

04.30.11 |11:30am

New York City

New works for film, strings, baritone, piano and chorus at the Black Box Theater at Pless Hall. Performers include PUBLIQuartet string quartet and members of the NYU Vocal Performance Chorale.

Music with a View - Open Salon

03.27.11 |3-6pm

New York City

Premiere of PARTNER SEQUENCE for two violins at The Flea Theater in Tribeca.

ActorCor Say Yes! Voices of Unity

01.16.11 |5pm

New York City

WINNER of ActorCor's 2nd Annual Choral Competition. They will perform RING OUT WILD BELLS

Holiday Choral Concert

12.19.10 |10am

Middlefield, CT

Middlefield Federated Church Choir will perform RING OUT WILD BELLS.

W4 New Music Collective

12.06.10 |7pm

New York City

Premiere of THREE RUSSIAN SONGS, a song cycle for baritone and piano.

Underworld-Deconstructive Theatre Project

07.09.10 |8pm

Brooklyn, NY

Adam Scott and I are playing original music at the benefit to raise money for a new production called "The Orpheus Variations," produced by The Deconstructive Theatre Project. There will be aerial and live music performances inspired by Greek mythology. $15 in advance / $20 at the door.

The Beard at the BoCoCa Arts Festival

06.19.10 to 06.26.10 |June 19, 20, 26 at 6:30pm; June 25 at 8:15pm

Brooklyn, NY Diety Superclub, Brooklyn's premiere venue for Brooklyn Nightlife

An hour-long two-hander, The Beard brings beat poet Michael McClure's keen, vicious language to the theater. In a velvet-draped purgatory, American icons Jean Harlow and Billy the Kid confront their larger-than-life personas and all-too-human sexuality. Forty-five years after its premiere caused riots, and ten years after its last New York appearance, The Beard arrives in Brooklyn this June.

International Computer Music Conference

06.03.10 to 06.05.10

Stony Brook, NY

"une mémoire" performed as part of the Vox Novus 60x60 Concert Series.

International Computer Music Conference

06.01.10 to 06.02.10

New York, NY

"une mémoire" performed as part of the Vox Novus 60x60 Concert Series

Frederick Loewe Theater

04.24.10 |8pm

New York, NY 35 West 4th Street

Mix Nouveau, The NYU Strings/Composition Project. Premiere of "Three Moods for Violin" (2010) performed by York Shaw.

Asbury Chorale

12.13.09 |3pm

Wilmore, KY

Asbury College
"Ring Out Wild Bells"

The Pillowman

11.05.09 to 11.21.09 |Thursdays & Fridays 8p, Saturdays 2p & 8p

Astoria, NY

Astoria Performing Arts Center
The first NY revival of the Broadway play

The Orpheus Variations

09.26.09 |Saturday 1-7p

New York, NY

Excerpts from The Deconstructive Theatre Project's new production are being performed at The Fourth Arts Block Festival (FAB)

Young New Yorkers' Chorus

06.13.09 |8pm

New York, NY St. Peter's Church

Premiere of "The Sea of Sunset" as a finalist in their 5th annual Competition for Young Composers.

American Radio Choir

05.28.09 |3:30pm

New York, NY St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University

Premiere of "Aftermath."

American Radio Choir

06.05.08 |8p

New York, NY

Church of the Ascension
"Ring Out Wild Bells" premiere

Year One of the Empire

02.29.08 to 03.30.08 |Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8p, Sunday 2p

New York, NY

The Metropolitan Playhouse

The Play About The Naked Guy

02.04.07 to 03.02.07 |8p

New York, NY

Emerging Artists Theater