Opera/Music Theater

the loser (2016) 60'

solo baritone, solo piano; perc, va, vc, db

The Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2016 Next Wave Festival

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anatomy theater (2016) 75'

Mezzo,Ten,Bar,Bass, fl(picc),cl(bcl),tpt,perc,pf(acc),vn,va,vc,db

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love fail (2012) 60'

Text by David Lang (after Lydia Davis, Marie de France, Gottfried von Strassburg, Béroul, Thomas of Britain and Richard Wagner)

SSAA playing simple percussion instruments

love failwas co-commissioned byTheBrooklyn Academy of Music’s 2012 Next Wave Festival,TheInternational Festival of Arts & Ideas,TheJohn F. Kennedy Center Abe Fortas Memorial Fund,TheCenter fortheArt of Performance at UCLA,TheSecrest Artists Series atWakeForestUniversity,andHancher Performances attheUniversityofIowa.movement 4,thewoodandthevine, was commissioned byTheNewman Center forthePerforming Arts atUniversityofDenver,TheUniversity of California atRiverside,andtheSanta Fe Concert Association inSanta FE,NM.movement 10,I live in pain, in a different version, was originally written for “TheCrossing,” Donald Nally, conductor.

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love fail – arr. female chorus (2012, rev. 2016) 60'

Text by David Lang (after Lydia Davis, Marie de France, Gottfried von Strassburg, Béroul, Thomas of Britain and Richard Wagner)

SSAA chorus (or 8 solo women singers) playing simple percussion instruments

The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2012 Next Wave Festival, The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, The John F. Kennedy Center Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, The Wake Forest University / Secrest Artists Series, and Hancher Performances at the University of Iowa

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Shelter (2005) 65'

music by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe; text by Deborah Artman

3 Sop, fl, ob, cl, bn, hn, tpt, tbn, tba, pno, egtr, eb, perc, 2 vln, vla, vc, cb [all instruments and voices amplified]

The Next Wave Festival of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, musikFabrik and Kunstiftung NRW

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Lost Objects (2001) 62'

music by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe; Text by Deborah Artman