Cello

Works

''anatomy theater'' is about the human body—its inside, to be specific. In fact, ''anatomy theater'' questions the history of a kind of human meaning: what is the historic...
In 'Youth' Paolo Sorrentino had the great idea to make a movie about a composer, who is played in the film by Michael Caine...
just (after song of songs) is a setting of a text I made by finding certain things in the Song of Songs. The original text is of course the most passionate and erotic of the...
Almost all the music you could ever want is on the internet right now, recorded perfectly and played perfectly and accessible immediately, 24 hours a day.  On the one hand...
the percussionist also plays a cello. the cellist and the percussionist sit side by side - playing, sitting and moving rhythmically in unison. the percussionist uses only her...
A cellist and her voice become separated from each other, and they struggle to reunite in a post-apocalyptic spiritual environment. world to come is a kind of prayer—introspective...
I wrote a melody that I really liked. It seemed to go on forever, never repeating exactly, never locating in a particular place, never giving away too much about its shape, or...
The three movements of these broken wings concentrate on three different physical and musical challenges. The first movement consists of music that requires incredible stamina and...
pierced was commissioned by the ensemble Real Quiet – Felix Fan, cello, David Cossin, percussion and Andy Russo, piano, as a concerto for their ensemble and string orchestra. I...
My piece depart is also a meditation on death. A group of doctors in a French hospital felt frustrated that they could do so little to comfort the relatives of the departed. They...
child is my attempt to examine certain experiences as I remember (and misremember) them from my childhood. Each of the individual moments is in some way a memory of how I learned...
A child learns to draw by drawing lines. In the hands of a child a person is a stick figure, a skeletal intersection of stark lines, stripped of flesh, without subtle details....
I wanted to write a piece in which a large amount of effort was expended to go a very small distance. ''short fall'' is that piece. Underneath all the activity in ''short fall''...
Small children get bored easily when traveling long distances by car. One way to distract them is to play the game I spy with my little eye, in which you look out the window and...
The phrase ''my very empty mouth'' is part of a sentence I was taught to help remember the order of the planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, etc. Now I no longer remember the...
During a trip to the dentist my oldest son Isaac was given laughing gas. The dentist called it sweet air, a gentle name to take the fear out of having a cavity filled. It worked....
''I fought the law'' was commissioned as a companion piece to the chamber version of ''The Unanswered Question'' of Charles Ives. I know this piece has many revolutionary features...
I said something mean to a friend of mine once. My only excuse was that it must have been my evil twin who had said such a horrible thing. I immediately started thinking about how...
 Everyone tried to act surprised when it was revealed that the Reagan administration had illegally traded arms for hostages in Iran and had shipped weapons to the Contras in...
''dance/drop'' is an arrangement of the two instrumental movements from my piece ''are you experienced?'' for narrator, electric tuba and large ensemble. In ''are you experienced...
[The potato] begins its life at its most coherent, losing its shape and substance with the growth of its sprouts. The sprouts will, of course, become other potato plants, but,...
''frag'' is an abbreviation for fragmentation bomb, thought the music is more subversive than revolutionary. Written in 1984, the work attempts to completely demystify itself,...

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