Chamber Ensemble

Seven Scenes for Four Flutes (2011)

Seven Scenes for Four Flutes was written at the behest of a commissioning consortium headed by Patricia Zuber. The movements are titled I. Build II. Swirl III. Echo IV. Weave V. Drift VI. Jagged VII. Shimmer. Premiered at the New York Chamber Music Festival at Symphony Space, NYC.

Instrumentation: Amplified Flute Quartet (12:30)
First Performance: September 18, 2011
Denis Bouriakov, Bart Feller, Maron Khoury, Patircia Zuber, flutes
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Camille (2010)

Commissioned by the Rome-based ensemble Piccola Accademia degli Specchi. Live recording from Zeeuwse Concertzaal, Middelburg, Netherlands, October 7, 2011.

Instrumentation: fl, a. sax, vn, vc, piano (4-hands) (9:15)
First Performance: November 14, 2010
Teatro Quirino, Rome, Italy
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Clouds and Flames (2010)

Clouds and Flames is a piano trio in seven movements. The title Clouds and Flames and the names of the movements come from moments in Colum McCann's novel Let the Great World Spin. The movements, inspired by events in the novel, are a set of impressions on loss and rebirth, and, a meditation on the tightrope wire walk of Philippe Petit between the World Trade Center towers on August 7, 1974.

Instrumentation: piano trio: violin, cello and piano (14:30)
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Fate (2007)

This score is an open form one-page arrangement from the title track to the award-winning film score FATE OF THE LHAPA.

Instrumentation: 3 flutes, 1 bassoon, 2 percussion (gongs, hand drums), 1 piano, 1 accordion, Strings (4:00)
First Performance: Oakland, CA, Chapel of the Chimes, 2007
William Susman, cond.
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Native New Yorker (2005)

Ensemble version for live performance accompanying a screening of the film.

WINNER Best Documentary Short Tribeca Film Festival

An audio CD of the background track is included with the score

Instrumentation: fl, cl, alto sax, piano, percussion, string quartet (13:00)
First Performance: Chicago, June 2007
Palomar Ensemble, Chris Ramaeker, Cond.
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Three Different Keyboards (2001)

Accordion, marimba, and piano all use keyboards but their sound and the way in which they are produced are vastly different. Watch the performance on YouTube.

This work is available at Steve Weiss Music.

Instrumentation: accordion, marimba and piano (7:30)
First Performance: The Green Mill, Chicago, April, 2009
Presented by Accessible Contemporary Music: Stas Venglevski, Bayan Accordion; Matt Peters, marimba; Amy Wurtz, piano
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The Starry Dynamo (1994)

Recently performed in Rome, October 2009 by the ensemble Piccola Academia degli Specchi

Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano (14:00)
First Performance: San Francisco, 1994
Alternate Currents Performance Ensemble.
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Exposť (1989)

The first performance used 2 xylophones in place of the violins creating a mallet percussion ensemble piece with piano.

This work is available at Steve Weiss Music.

Instrumentation: 2 violins, 2 marimbas, piano (9:00)
First Performance: San Jose State University, 1990
Anthony Cirone, cond.
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Twisted Figures (1987)

Instrumentation: fl, cl, vn, vc, mallets, and piano (9:00)
First Performance: Boston University, 1988
ALEA III, Theodore Antoniou, cond.
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