Faculty Composition Recordings
Clouds, Light (2016)
8-channel fixed-media electronics (stereo mix)
Monument III: Charleston, Summer of 2015 (2015)
for wind ensemble and electronics
WSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble; Troy Bennefield, conductor (live recording)
I. Say Their Names
II. Liturgy of Remembrance
Queen of Heaven (2011)
piano and electronics
Kari Johnson, piano
I. Hail, Holy Queen! (Angelic greeting of the Mother of God)
II. Full-of-Grace (Kecharitomene)
III. The Unburnt Bush
IV. The-One-Who-Gives-Birth-to-God (Theotokos)
V. The Woman Clothed with the Sun
Stand at the Abyss (2010)
stereo fixed media electronics
flute, violin, cello, and piano
Ann Yasinitsky, flute; Meredith Arksey, violin; Ruth Boden, cello; Karen Savage, piano
Tephra for Solo Multiple Percussion
Performed by David Jarvis.
Educe/Evoke for Solo Violin
Performed by Eric Rynes.
Performed by Ryan Hare, bassoon and Keri McCarthy, oboe.
Three Short Pieces for Orchestra
Performed by the Washington-Idaho Symphony
Nicholas Wallin, conductor.
Quasi Improvisando for solo cello
Performed by Ruth Boden, cello
Kohol? (Hawaiian for humpback whale), written for oboe and percussion quartet, was inspired from the songs of humpback whales. The compositional melodic and harmonic material was derived from the actual audio frequencies of a whale recorded off the coast of Maui in February of 2009. The work begins slowly and freely with ocean drums and the oboe stating the main theme in F Lydian. The theme is repeated in a steady tempo with the marimba and vibes providing the harmonic support. The middle of the work is fast and rhythmic making use of traditional instruments of the Pacific Islands, particularly the Hawaiian Ipu and the Tahitian Toere. The melodic lines of the oboe are realized from the frequencies taken from a middle portion of the audio whale song. The piece returns to the opening theme and ends calmly with the audio recording of the humpback whale mixed in with the harmonic fabric. The work is dedicated to Dr. Jim Darling and the Whale Trust of Paia, Hawai’i. Kohol? was premiered on February 4, 2010 at the Festival of Contemporary Art Music on the Washington State University campus.