Solo & Duo

 

Magnificent Maladaptives (trouble with the staying)

For violin and fixed media (2020).

Written for Christopher Herz and Nick Photinos' 1:2:1 workshop, premiered online July 26, 2020.

everyday is fiction

For small percussion and live electronics (2020).

Commissioned by Ben Damann.

complicity with continuous materials

For alto saxophone and 4-channel electronics (2019/2020). Commissioned by Joe Connor.

Invention Of Water

For bassoon, cello, conch shell, & gong (2018/2019).

Commissioned and premiered by Aviary Duo (Ben Roidl-Ward & Isidora Nojkovic) at Impromptu Fest 2019, Guarneri Hall, Chicago, March 30, 2019.

what comes to prickle

For violin (2019).

Refusage

For performer with trombone and objects (2018).

Premiered by Weston Olencki at Northwestern University, May 24, 2018.

QOWOOOPO

For cello and objects (2017).

Premiered by Wilson Smith at the 2018 Midwest Graduate Music Consortium.

Outdifference

For two wind instruments and live electronics (2017).

Premiered by members of the Flubax Trio at the Festivalis Druskomanija, May 25, 2018.

Performed by Brandon Quarles & Joe Connor at Northwestern University, December 4, 2018.

Honorable Mention, Hypotenuse Trio Call For Scores.

Ipnaop

For piano (2017).

Uigtrui

For acoustic guitar.

Premiered by Diego Castro Magas, Brunel University, London, April 13, 2016.

Discontinuo

For keyboard instrument (2014).

Premiered by James Stone at Center For New Music & Audio Technology, Berkeley, CA, May 1, 2017.

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Chamber Ensembles (3-6)

Eschautomata

For prepared ensemble of alto flute, bass clarinet, harp, violin, cello (2020).

Written for and premiered by Ensemble Dal Niente at Northwestern University, March 11, 2020.

Wrey

For oboe, celesta, marimba (2015), arranged for flute, celesta, viola (2019), arranged for flute and piano (2019).

Version for flute/celesta/viola premiered February 18, 2020 by Sophie Lanthier (flute, claps), Caleb Paxton (viola), and Ben Zucker (celesta) at Northwestern University.

A Reconsideration Of Jarred Light

For soprano saxophone, piano, and assistant with objects and live electronics (2017).

Premiered by Maria Kouznetsova (piano), Justin Massey (saxophone), and Ben Zucker (assistant) at the 2017 Montreal Contemporary Music Lab.

Refinites

For flexible instrumentation (2017).

Premiered November 27, 2017, by Ben Zucker (vibraphone), Ben Roidl-Ward (bassoon), and Noah Jenkins (violin) at the Northwestern University Fall Composers Concert.

Featured on Score Follower's Mediated Scores channel.

Raving Pitch & Dust

For violin, cello, acoustic guitar, and live electronics (2017).

Premiered by Ensemble Mobile at the Teatro da Reitoria, Centro-Curitiba, Brazil, August 22, 2017.

Commissioned by Nucelo Musica Nova as part of their Collaborations Project.

The Golden Age Cannot Be Picked Up

For percussion quartet and fixed media (2016).

Premiered by the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet at Chapman University, Orange, CA, January 31, 2017.

Commissioned by the LAPQ as part of their Next Wave Composers' Initiative.

Sarabandisms

For bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano (2016).

Premiered by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players as part of the Lou Harrison Centenary, April 22, 2017.

Winner of the SFCMP SF Search Call For Scores.

Testimonies, Flaming Pasts

For vocalizing string quartet and live electronics.

Premiered by the Mivos Quartet at the VIPA Festival, July 14, 2016, 

Conservatorio Superior Música Valencia “Joaquín Rodrigo”, Valencia, Spain.

Great American Scrapbook

Open ensemble of 5 or 8 players (2016--ongoing).

Workshopped at Atlantic Center For The Arts, June 2016. Premiered at Center For New Music & Audio Technology, Berkeley, May 1, 2017.

Hyperborean/Bodies

For violin, viola, cello, electric guitar, and live electronics.

Workshopped by the Distractfold Ensemble at Brunel University, May 24, 2016.

Objectstinate (I & II)

For flute, tenor sax, violin, and double bass.

Workshopped by Apartment House at Brunel University, January 2016.

Premiered by Entropy Ensemble at I'Klectik Art Lab, London, August 3 2016.

in/difference

For three instruments.

Workshopped by Tre Voci at Brunel University, October 13, 2015.

Ariadne Songs

For vibraphone & string quartet (2015).

Performed by Ben Zucker (vibraphone), Siri Carr (violin), Dina Maccadee (violin), Ali Felman (viola), Vivian Deng (cello) at Ben Zucker's senior recital, March 5, 2015.

Fifth Season

Prose scores for improvising ensemble (2013/2015).

Performed by Ben Zucker (vibraphone), Josh Davidoff (clarinet), Angus Macdonald (guitar), Ron Shalom (bass), Tobias Frohnhofer (drums) at Ben Zucker's senior recital, March 5, 2015.

Recorded version with Ben Zucker (vibraphone), Mabel Kwan (piano), Eli Namay (bass), Adam Shead (drums) on Fifth Season (Amalgam Records).

Canticum

For six instruments (2012/2014).

Premiered by the Wesleyan F-Holes; April 2014.

Audio by the Central Michigan University New Music Ensemble; December 7, 2014.

Axolotl

For clarinet, violin, cello, and vibraphone (2013).

Performed by the CSU Long Beach New Music Ensemble.

Written for the International Symposium On The Fiction Of Julio Cortazar; March 21, 2014.

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Large Ensembles & Open Instrumentations (7-?)

Clarke Distributions (for 10)

For 10 performers (2019).

Composed for/with and premiered by the residents of the 2019 Westben Performer/Composer Residency.

Algoriddimicule

For wind ensemble (2019).

Read by the Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, May 20, 2019.

Grass Has Grown Into Your Cities

For large ensemble (2018).

Premiered by the Bienen Contemporary Music Ensemble at Northwestern University, February 9, 2019.

Finalist for OSSIA New Music's 2019-2020 Call For Scores.

Or Else

For orchestra (2014/2017).

...but you need to talk to me now (Homotopic Songs)

For large ensemble (2016).

Text from “Generating Sentences From A Continuous Space” (Bowman, Vilnis, et al. 2016).

Performed by the members of Academy Inegales (Nouria Bah, George Barton, Layale Chaker, Will Crosby, Martin Humphries, Rishi Kulkarni, Jo Lawrence, Andy Leung, George Sleighthome, James Wilson, Ben Zucker), Club Inegales, London, June 30, 2016.

Parole On Parole

Open graphic score (2014).

Recorded at the Banff Centre by Ben Zucker (vibraphone), Kristin Fung (voice), Carmen Brown (voice), Anjna Swaminathan (violin), Jordan Morton (bass, voice), Nathan Liow (piano), Kai Basanta (drums); June 2014.

Further performances by Ensemble Apres-Garde.

Babbling & Strewing Flowers

Graphic score for mixed octet (2014).

Recorded at the Banff Centre by Ben Zucker (vibraphone), Carmen Brown (voice), Antonin Hoang (saxophone), PJ Andersson (trombone), Alicyn Yaffee (guitar), Kwami Coleman (piano), Ben Tiberio (bass), and Jalon Archie (drums); May 2014.

Strokes/Stokes

Open score (2013).

Orchestral reading by the Wesleyan University Orchestra, November 2014.

Other performances by the Wesleyan Creative Music Ensemble and Middletown Improvised Sound Collective.

Reveal

For large jazz ensemble (2012).

Performed by the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra; March 19, 2013.

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Vocal/Choral Works

Semiramide riconosciuta (an archaeology)

For voice and optional tape (2019).

Commissioned and premiered by Jacqueline Kerns at Northwestern University, April 20, 2019.

Triptych, Early 2018

For 8 men's voices (2018).

Premiered by the Constellation Men's Ensemble, May 2018.

Commissioned by the Constellation Men's Ensemble.

Aneroidal

For vocal ensemble SATB with divisi (2017).

Premiered by the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble at NUNC 3, April 22, 2018.

Circling The Sky

Art song for soprano and piano, with text by Bree Aikens (2016/2019).

Premiered by Liza Sobel and Mabel Kwan at Northwestern University, November 12, 2019.

Signs Of Cold

For 3/4 voices, with sleigh bells and branch (2015/2017).

Premiered by the Melos Vocal Ensemble at the 2017 Festivalis Druskomanija, Liskiava, Lithuania.

Eurydice

For SATB choir with divisi (2012/2016).

Text by H.D (with permission from New Directions publishing).

Premiered by the San Francisco Choral Artists, March 2017.

Winner of the San Francisco Choral Artists New Voices Project.

KIMA: I AM

For voices and live electronics and audience (2016).

Text by Evgenia Emets. Premiered by Evgenia Emets, Kate Smith, Uran Apak, and Mārtiņš Baumanis with Analema Group at the Baltic Art Form, London, May 4, 2016.

Two Poems By Carl Andre

I. Sea ~ II. Yucatan/A Hocket For Ana Mendieta

For four voices (2015).

Texts by Carl Andre. Premiered by members of the New York Virtuoso Singers at Wesleyan University, May 1, 2015.

Performed by the Vocal Constructivists as part of Idiopreneurial Entrophonics at Trinity College Dublin, April 24, 2016.

neither/n/nor/n

For speakers.

Premiered by Ben Zucker, Michael Baldwin, David Pocknee, and Louis d'Heudieres at Weisslich, Hundred Years Gallery, London, July 23, 2016. Studio version by Ben Zucker released on o ur gab.

Performed by Black Sheep Ensemble (Boston, November 2018) and Southland Ensemble (Los Angeles, February 2019).

Sequenza21 on neither/n/nor/n, performed by the Southland Ensemble

("Neither /N/Nor/N is simple in both materials and structure, yet it proved to be the perfect canvas upon which sonic illusions could be released by the imagination.")

when we arrive at home

For voices SATB (2015).

Text by Charles Wesley, from The Sacred Harp. 

Premiered by members of the New York Virtuoso Singers at Wesleyan University, May 1, 2015.

Performances by Kings Chapel Choir (Boston, MA, January 2016), Khorikos (September 2016), KC Vitas (Summer 2017).

Recorded performance by Khorikos on Joy and Grief and Rest (self-released).

Time Passes

For STAB choir with divisi.

Text by Virginia Woolf (from To The Lighthouse). Premiered by the Bienen Contemporary Vocal Ensemble at the Northwestern University New Music Conference, November 8, 2015.

Winner of the C4 Collective Student Composition Competition, Graduate Division.

In Trutina

For choir SATB (2011).

Text from the Carmina Burana. Premiered by members of the New York Virtuoso Singers at Wesleyan University, May 1, 2015.

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Electronic/Electroacoustic/Installation

Mouthborg /// Interfaceoff

For voice, sensors, and live electronics (2018).

Written for the Voice Electrification workshop of the 2018 Darmstadt Summer Course; premiered July 24, 2018 by Ben Zucker. 

KIMA: The Wheel

Interactive installation and performance for voices and live electronics (2016).

Text by Evgenia Emets. Premiered by Ben Zucker, Evgenia Emets, Nao Masuda, Rugile Girdzijauskaitė, Mārtiņš Baumanis, and Uran Apak with Analema Group and Ron Arad's Curtain Call, Roundhouse London, August 14, 2016.

Flight Log

For speaking/acting pianist and fixed media (2014).

Words by Karen Shklanka, developed in collaboration at the Banff Centre.

Performed by Ben Zucker; May 26, 2014.

Threshold (For Morton Feldman)

For fixed media (2011/2014).

Premiered at 2014 SEAMUS National Conference, Wesleyan University, March 27-29, 2014.

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Selected Film/Theater/Dance 

Undervention

Original music and film work, featuring Alice Aycock's "A Simple Network Of Underground Wells And Tunnels". (2019)

Performed with Sylvia Hinz, filmed at Art Omi (Ghent, NY).

Touch

Music for a short documentary: "Seeking a way past technophobic and technophilic approaches to new technologies, this project seeks to describe why we're always on." (2018)

Directed by Jim Hodge and C.A. Davis.

Throw Away Culture

Music for a short documentary on ocean plastic pollution, directed by Rory Moon and Nikki Dodd (2018).

Winner of Sylvia Earle's Ocean Film Challenge hosted by the Audience Awards and Hatch.

Check Out My Shirt

Electronic music for choreography by Outset Dance (Sidonie Carey-Green and Rebecca Thompson) (2017).

Premiered at the Brighton Fringe Festival, May 20/21, 2017.

Filter Feeders

Soundtrack for short documentary by Rory Moon and Amy Zhang.

Premiered September 2016 for Fusion Doc Project Earth Challenge: Audience Award Winner and Jury Selection .

Eurydice

Music for a production Eurydice.

Written by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Sivan Battat. 

Wesleyan University, April 18-20, 2013.

Ready/A Future To Hold

Album of music for films by Amanda Sonnenschein & Leah Khambata. 

Released June 2014.

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