Calendar 2021-22

New commissions in progress

  • Synchromy, Los Angeles, CA
  • Indexical, Santa Cruz, CA
  • American Modern Opera Company, Cambridge, MA
  • Project [BLANK], San Diego, CA


  • Private Ocean, for Jennifer Torrence, percussion, Oslo, Norway
  • How It Sounds from There, Festival für Immaterielle Kunst, for Winnie Huang, violin & movement, Hamburg
  • Southern v. Northern Lion (arr.) for Gloria Cheng, piano, Piano Spheres, Los Angeles, CA
  • Absence of reliable ghosts, for loadbang, New York City
  • CURB, assemblages for website for a book of poetry by Divya Victor
  • Double Spaces, for Diagenesis Duo, Los Angeles/Suzhou


1/8-1/9/22: Synchromy presents Brightwork New Music performing Bírria along with other companion pieces to Stockhausen’s Tierkreis.


10/4/21: OSSIA New Music at the Eastman School of Music performs Oceans in oceans.

10/1/21: CSU Long Beach New Music Ensemble directed by Cameron Johnston performs Declaration at Daniel Recital Hall, Long Beach.

7/26-8/1/21: Guest faculty at Nief-norf Composer-Performer-Improviser Summit. Keynote address on 7/26/21.

7/26/21: Portrait concert at KM28 in Berlin featuring Judith Hamann, Jess Aszodi, Michiko Ogawa, Nina Guo, Sarah Saviet, and Manuel Pessoa de Lima performing rara avis, Persimmons, How to Assemble, The Movement of Glass Through a House, and Hand Catching Flour.

June: CURB 4 featured on The Ear in Earth podcast on experimental music and poetry.

6/21/21: Octopus steals crab from fisherman premiered at 2021 Joint Congress of the World Carillon Federation and The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America.

6/11-6/17/21: Faculty at Sunset ChamberFest Young Composers Workshop.

5/14/21: Talk on Haut Bois Talk Show with Daniel Allas and Tamzin Elliott.

5/6/21: Lawn (arid) and Lawn (temperate) played on Encircling CURB, virtual event, Nightboat Books.

4/27/21: CURB webspace launch, featuring CURB assemblages, based on poetry by Divya Victor.

3/29/21: Private Ocean screened as part of NO HAY BANDA Videofest.

3/26, 3/28/21: Some Dragons performed by Batya MacAdam-Somer, El Salon, San Ysidro, Project [Blank]. Article in KPBS

3/17-3/21/21: Speaking of Water performed as part of SWELL, online theatrical production supported by NYC Women’s Fund.

2/27/21: Ekmeles performs fly blue between light online.

1/9/21: Beijing AIR Collective performs Relationships with Gravity with guqin, erhu, piano, percussion, and video, at the 77 Theater, Beijing.


12/12/20: loadbang premieres Absence of reliable ghosts with poetry by Divya Victor, Norwegian Seamen’s Church, New York City.

12/1/20: Gloria Cheng performs Northern v. Southern Lion for piano, Piano Spheres, Los Angeles.

12/4/20: Lena Vidulich performs My Loves Are in America with earspace, Raleigh, NC.

10/11/20: Conversation with andPlay (livestream).

10/5/20: andPlay performs My Loves Are in America at Tufts University, Medford, MA.

10/1/20: andPlay performs My Loves Are in America at Haverford College, Philadelphia, livestreamed from Mise-En_Place, Brooklyn, NY.

10/1/20: Interviewed on MATA@Home.

9/29/20: Winnie Huang premieres How It Sounds from There for speaking violinist on Festival für Immaterielle Kunst, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

9/26/20: Mark Menzies performs Regarding chickens, death, on ⟝4 : 7⟞ at Lilburn House, Wellington, New Zealand.

9/6/20: Ensemble Voix Nouvelles performs cut up sleep red stars round me at Fondation Royaumont, France.

7/29/20: Peridot Duo performs fly blue between light for Women of Color in the Arts on livestream.

7/12/20: Neil Beckman performs Mom and Dad Are Not at Home for guitar on Nief-Norf 10th Anniversary Virtual Marathon Concert (livestream).

Postponed 5/4/20: Tragedy, Stomachs of Ravens, Our Glass Bodies, How to Assemble a, and Signs of Struggle, performed by Jess Aszodi, Jessie Marino, Jennifer Torrence, Johnny Chang, Berglind Tomasdottir, Neo Huelcker, Carolyn Chen at silent green Kulturquartier, Berlin.

5/1/20: Introducing [mixing bowl] performed by Veronika Fuechtner and Carolyn Chen at the American Academy in Berlin, livestreamed on appreciationofmusic with music by Peter Zunmo and Kieran Daly.

Postponed 4/20/20: OSSIA New Music performs Oceans in Oceans for chamber orchestra at Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY

Postponed 4/18/20: How to Fight with Jennifer Torrence, Tragedy and Signs of Struggle with Jessie Marino and Jess Aszodi on Worst Behavior, KM28, Berlin.

4/16/20: Christopher Clarino performs What we swallow turns around and Tragedy with Jonathan Nussman on Springfest, Warren Music Center, La Jolla, CA.

3/12/20: Talk on recent music at American Academy in Berlin

3/11/20: Aurora Borealis performs The Mussels for voice and percussion at Fredonia University, NY.

3/4, 6, 7/20: Batya MacAdam-Somer performs Some Dragons, Leslie Leytham performs And with what body do they come? at WORKING TITLE, St James-by-the-sea Episcopal Church, La Jolla, CA.

3/2/20: Whether the fish for clarinet and percussion performed by Red Desert on The Future Music, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT. Reviewed by Connor Lockie in 15 bytes.

2/27/20: Whether the fish for clarinet and percussion premiered by Red Desert on Casper College Creative Music Series, Casper, WY.

2/22/20: Keir GoGwilt performs from Study on Westhoff on TIME BEING at The Momentary, Bentonville, AR.

2/21/20: Adagio performed by Andy Ingamells and Kathryn Williams at Kinetic Manchester, UK.

2/2/20: Aurora Borealis performs The Mussels for voice and percussion at Baird Recital Hall, SUNY Buffalo.

2/2/20: Aperture Duo performs My Loves Are in America at Bessie Bartlett Frankel Chamber Music Festival at Scripps College, Claremont, CA.

1/27/20: Ensemble Connect directed by Lisenka Heijboer performs Tragedy: Love Duet for two bodies and patterns of dark and light, Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York.

1/21/20: Bent Frequency performs Made in California, Made in China at Kopleff Hall, Georgia State University.

1/20-5/22/20: In residence at the American Academy in Berlin.

1/20/20: andPlay premieres My Loves Are in America at The Crypt of Church of the Intercession in NYC.

1/9/20: Aperture Duo premieres My Loves Are in America at Art Share LA, presented by Equal Sound.


Other Forests, for string quartet with mobile transducers and Rainforest Object Orchestra, commissioned by Southland Ensemble and P.I.E.

rara avis, for cellist Charles Curtis (begins at 4:25, based on a bass viol tune by Anonymous which precedes and follows the piece on the program presented by SASSAS at the Schindler House.)