SOME NOISES I HAVE MADE

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL:

Philip Glasses (2013) // Composition for Solo Piano. Performed by John McDonald @ Tufts University on October 16th, 2013.

This Page Intentionally Left Blank (2014) // Two Incomplete Movements of a Four Movement String Quartet.

Fugue Me Once (2014) // Fughetta for solo piano. Part of a four part series of fugues called "Fugues For All." Performed by John McDonald @ Tufts University on April 25th, 2014. Other fugues include: "Fughettaboutit," "Family Fugue," and "A Fugueood Men." 

How To Do Things With Words (2013) // SATB choral composition. Inspired by the J. L. Austin book of the same name. Performed by the Choral Composer-Conductor Collective on November 8th, 2013 @ Tufts University.



NPR Music was kind enough to feature this performance of "Intact" on their Instagram and Tiny Desk Concert Contest Blog in January 2015. 

NOT CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL:



"Plummet" is a musical computer program that I wrote in an object-based language called ChucK. The program manipulates and loops seven vocal samples in real time, accompanied by a single saw wave oscillator. As the program runs, it recites an 18th century Novalis poem by generating text in the Console Monitor. Vocal samples courtesy of Katherine Marcos and Kasia Karbowska.