Select Compositions

Soundbarrier (2019)

For solo violin and electronics. World premiere at arrayspace (Toronto ON), June 24, 2019.
Commissioned and performed by Ilana Wanuik.

Soundbarier, creates an electroacoustic environment that investigates sound and space on a deep level. Developed by referencing the late Pauline Oliveros’ ‘deep listening’ techniques and meditations, it inquires into the politics of sound and the biopolotics of music. The resulting soundscape encapsulates live performance, electronics, composition and improvisation.

Aej ke Sach (2018)

Solo Piano soundtrack for short animated film. World premiere on July 10, 2018.
Performed by Róisín Adams, poem by Rekha chandra, sand animation by Cai R, produced by Chuskie films

English translation of poem:
Education till you get a job,
religion only in the temple,
discipline till the doorstep(home),
cleanliness till the front yard,
methodology(a way of doing things) only in front of authority,
relationships only till meetings,
humanity only till the door ,
friendship only for need,
duty only till you need it(personal),
love till the fence ,
love only to seek meaning ,
right till you get destroyed ,
these are the realities/truth of today

In•Determinacy II (2018)

Mixed Improvising Ensembles
World premiere at Orpheum Annex (Vancouver, BC), March 25, 2018.
Commissioned and performed by NOW Society Orchestra.

In•Determinacy II explores notions of fate, autonomy and fortune through chance operations determined by members of the orchestra. Inspired by tarotology, the practice of using tarot cards to gain insight by posing a question to the cards, the orchestra musically interprets their questions and tarot card answers by way of graphic notation.

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MavericKing (2018)

Solo Piano
World premiere at Pyatt Hall for Sonic Boom Festival (Vancouver, BC), March 25, 2018.
Performed by Michael James Park.

A maverick takes the reign. Pompous yet quirky themes emerge quickly as they lead to some kind of future with absolute certainty. Astonishingly independent, this ruler is romantically enamoured with only their ideas.

Wo[v]en / Wo[m]en (2018)

Electroacoustic piano work
World premiere at Paul D Fleck Archives at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Banff, Alberta), February 25, 2018.

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In•Determinacy (2017)

Mixed Improvising Ensembles
Premiered at Western Front for Trading Places: Un Échange Festival (Vancouver, BC), November 5, 2017.
Performed by varying mixed improvising ensembles including Ellwood Epps, Vicky Mettler, François Houle, Lan Tung and more.

Chimera (2016)

Duet for Mezzsoprano and Piano
Lyrics by Jude Neal
World premiere at Roundhouse Performance Theatre for Queer Arts Festival (Vancouver, BC), June 25, 2016.
Performed by Catherine Laub and Rachel Iwaasa

Some Things are Timeless (2016)

For Concert Harp and Electronics, Double Bass, Piano and Drum Kit
World premiere at Western Front, December 16, 2014.
Performed by Hildegard’s Ghost: Elisa Thorn, Wynston Minkler, Justin Devries and Róisín Adams.

This City (2014)

Duet for Concert Harp and Piano
Premiered at Sonic Boom Festival on March 30, 2014.
Performed by Elisa Thorn and Róisín Adams.

“Is the sound of traffic music?” writes John Cage in his collection of essays and lectures entitled Silence. This City taps into the unceasing motion that is undoubtedly perpetuated by the city and it’s inhabitants. Capturing the day’s cyclical energy, it is divided into three movements: I – Daytime, II – Evening, III – Dawn.

Pick it Up (2012)

Solo Piano
Premiered at St. Andrews Wesley United Church on November 4, 2012.