I’m a composer living in Santa Cruz, California. I’ve produced two CDs, composed works for: accompanied voice, choir, piano, cello, and various chamber ensembles. New Music Works, Purcell Flute Studios, and the vocal ensemble Il Dulce Suono have performed my works. I owe special thanks to my composition teachers Fred Squatrito and Vivian Fung.
Here are my latest projects:
I will be Santa Clara Chorale’s Artist in Residence for the 2019-2020 concert season.
O Genus Attonitum: With the support of Santa Clara University’s REAL Program and Professor Lissa Crofton-Sleigh, of the Classics Department, I composed a poem in Latin based on Book XV of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In this book, Pythagoras (Yes, the same Pythagoras of the famous math theorem!) shares his view that our souls continue in different forms, even after death.
Web Spinner HapS9F: This project was to sonify the step patterns of an insect called a “Webspinner” for the Biology Department of Santa Clara University. This project was also made possible through the support of SCU’s REAL Project.
Junior Recital: The theme of this concert was the exploration of realms/states that are “In Between”. I composed six pieces: Empty World Procession; Land of Nod; Falling Slowly; In the In-Between; Zufusolo; and Fire and Ice. Some of these pieces can be heard on my music page.
Chronicles of Winter: An eleven piece cantata for various voice configurations and piano. It follows the story of “The Girl” who, after not heeding the signs of winter coming, has found herself alone in the woods, being stalked by a pack of wolves. We learn about her plight not only from her point of view, but also from the point of view of the moon, the wolves, the wood fairies, and the spirits of her ancestors. Pieces from this- When I Was Just a Little Moon, If I Lived it All Again and View of the Moon- can be heard on my music page.