Current Projects:

Nine Worlds for trumpet and stereo, fixed-media. - in progress

Aperture for solo flute - finished - In the process of recording audio and video

Scientia Potentia Est for wind ensemble - in progress

Untitled for solo guitar - planning stages


July 20, 2022 - Still working on Nine Worlds. I did finish a percussion duo last January. I will add a listing for it in the future. This update is a technical update.

January 3, 2021 - Work continues on Nine Worlds. Movement one is finished and movement two is almost finished.

December 3, 2020 - Work continues on Nine Worlds.

November 3. 2020 - Today is Election Day. I always vote early because I was disenfranchised once in 2000.
  • So what's happening? I'm currently in the process of writing a BM in Music Business Entrepreneurship. I've had a lovely time reading the NASM guidelines.
  • I'm still working on Nine Worlds, it's been a fun project but it's difficult finding time to compose when I'm flooded with other stuff. The first movement is finished and the second will be finished soon.

August 24, 2020 - And I thought that 2019 was terrible. Bow Shock was accepted to NYCEMF 2020 and SEAMUS 2020 and then moved online due to Covid-19. I was also accepted to the Atlantic Center for the Arts for another residency during June 2020 and that was cancelled. I finished Aperture during February 2020, sent it off, and then pandemic quarantine. I'm currently working on a theater work, Nine Worlds for trumpet, fixed-media, and staging, with Jared Broussard. I'm hoping to finish it before the end of the year but composition has been slow due to quarantine and related issues. I also purchased a new computer, Max Mini, because my 2009 Mac Pro is starting to show its age and I needed something that could run newer software without causing the fan to explode. I will try and update more often but I can make no promises.

January 1, 2020 - Farewell to 2019, please don't let the door hit you on the way out. It's been a busy year. I wrote a major, a minor, and a certificate in music technology. Revised 12 concentration areas across both of our degree plans and managed to survive the expiration of all UTB and UTPA degree plans. I also started making some progress through my commission backlog and have begun to apply for festivals again. I had works premiered by Brielle, Mark, and Bill, and I am grateful for their friendship and support. Also, Bow Shock was accepted for SEAMUS 2020 and NYCEMF 2020, which is exciting. I also managed to take 12 road trips, including one to Carlsbad Caverns, which was a mentally healthy thing.

So yeah, those are the highlights. I won't go into minutiae about boring meetings or the time that I told a dean that they were wrong or any of that. I wish all of you a Happy New Year and a glorious 2020. I will try and update the website more often but work is busy and composition takes precedence over everything else in my spare time.

October 5, 2019 - Updated site and colors so that menu items are easier to read and navigate.

October 4, 2019 - Updated the Resonance Engine, Reflections on a Broken Chess Machine, Bow Shock, and Aperture pages.

September 21, 2019 - SoundCloud integration on the Recordings page.

September 19, 2019 - Minor code updates/soundcloud tests

September 15, 2019 - Added pages for Resonance Engine, Reflections on a Broken Chess Machine, Bow Shock, and Aperture.

September 14, 2019 - Website redesign and update

Old News:

March 19, 2017 - Thermal Bloom will be performed at the 2017 SCI national conference and No Way Forward, No Way Back will be presented at NYCEMF 2017 and SEAMUS 2017. This is the third year in a row for both of these festivals so I'm quite happy.

October 22, 2016 -
Heart of Dionysus was premiered in Manila. I hope to have a video of the performance posted in the near future.

September 03, 2016 - Apologies for the long period between updates. I have just accepted a position at UT-RGV in South Texas, my home town/region, and I'm still in boxes. Expect another update within a month. In the meantime, I'm working on another collaboration with Josephine Turalba in Manila that is due on the 15th of September.

March 17, 2016 -
No Way Forward, No Way Back has just been selected for a premiere in Cairo, Egypt in May. More information will be posted closer to the performance.

March 15, 2016 - I just received a commission to write a work for oboe and fixed media and will start working on it in about a month.

March 9, 2016 -
No Way Forward, No Way Back has been installed at the Kuad Galeri in Instabul, Turkey from March 9 to April 16.

March 5, 2016 -
No Way Forward, No Way Back has received its world premiere in Manila at the Galeria Duemila from March 5 - 31.

February 10, 2016 -
End of Message will be present at NYCEMF during the summer of 2016.

January 30, 2016 -
Thermal Bloom, for horn and stereo fixed-media, will be performed at the Mise-en summer festival in NYC. More information will be added as it becomes available.

January 29, 2016 -
End of Message will be presented at the 2016 SEAMUS festival at Georgia Southern University on February 12, 2016.

November 29, 2015 - Work on
Disquiet Refrains will begin on the 15th of December.

August 30, 2015 -
Fractured Focus will be shown at the Studio 300 Festival in Lexington, Kentucky. The concert will be at 7:30 pm, October 2nd in Haggin Hall.

August 29, 2015 -
Ricochet Orbit will be performed Tuesday, September 28th at 4:30 pm in the Lyric Hall on the University of North Texas campus as part of ICMC 2015.

June 10, 2015 -
Each fragile petal dreaming solely of arising ... has been finished and Transmission will be finished very soon. Currently working on a short trio for another project that is due in 10 days. Additionally, I've just recently started editing a gaming podcast to get back into the practice of editing voice and explore the engineering needed for radio/podcast transmission.

April 28, 2015 - March and April were both very busy.
Ricochet Orbit has been accepted to the 2015 ICMC that is being held in Denton, TX. Fractured Focus is receiving a NYC premiere on Friday, May 1, 2015 and is also being presented in Venice, Italy during May. On the Dislocation of Waking is being premiered in June, 2015 and Each fragile petal dreaming solely of arising ... for violin and piano will be premiered July, 2015. Also, Transmission for tuba and fixed-media has received a consortium support. The money for the consortium will be donated to the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

February 12, 2015 - March is a busy month.
Thermal Bloom will be premiered on the 15th, Ricochet Orbit will be performed in Kansas City on the 7th, Fractured Focus will be screened in Austria, and I will be giving a presentation on my works on the 17th at UT-San Antonio. Additionally, Ricochet Orbit will be presented in the listening room at SEAMUS 2015. Plus, I am working on a piano quartet titled On the Dislocation of Waking for premiere in Dubai sometime in April.

January 19, 2015 - I'm just recently become involved with a composition website as a content contributor. We haven't gone live yet but will be soon. As my first contribution to the site, I'll be writing an article on the compositional process used in the flute and guitar piece

January 18, 2015 -
Thermal Bloom will be premiered March 15th at the University of Texas - San Antonio (UT-SA) by Stefan Greenfield-Casas. I will also be giving two presentations on my music at UT-SA on the 17th.

January 17, 2015 - I am performing at the 2015 University of Albany New Music and Culture Symposium. I will be performing a selection from Lejaran Hiller's
Five Appalachian Ballads (1958).

January 3, 2015 - Happy New Year! There are a lot of exciting projects scheduled for the next six months and I will try to keep the website updated with information.

December 22, 2014 - Thanks to a hard drive crash two weeks ago, I've been a bit busy recovering files instead of composing. I will be updating the site this next week, specifically my bio, which still states that I'm in school at U of I and living in North Texas.

November 25, 2014 - Due to unforeseen circumstances,
Ricochet Orbit's Kansas City premier has been moved back to the spring, which is fine because I can actually travel to that concert. I've been busy finishing Thermal Bloom this past week and expect to finish, weather permitting, this weekend.

October 30, 2014 - Fractured Focus has been entered into permanent exhibit at Yuchengco Museum. Additionally, this installation was funded by a grant from the Samsung corporation. At some point in the future, I have to visit Manila. It is a bit strange to realize that I now have a group of works that were premiered/performed without me present.

October 28, 2014 - The clarinet version of Ricochet Orbit has been chosen for performance at the KcEMA Fall Concert held in Kansas City. The concert will be held on November 16, 2014 and starts at 8 pm. I'm really excited about this performance, Ricochet Orbit was one of six pieces chosen from over 200 submissions.

September 18, 2014 - I just finished a new work for flute and guitar titled (I)Holba and am in the process of finishing a work for French horn and stereo fixed media titled Thermal Bloom.

July 16, 2014 - Fractured Focus will be installed as an exhibit in the Philippines at the Yuchengco Museum sometime this year. I will update as I receive more information.

July 15, 2014 - Back online in New York. Expect sporadic updates in the next few weeks as I rebuild my studio and start to work on a few new pieces that are scheduled for performance later this year and next.

June 26, 2014 - Going off the grid for a few weeks. The move begins this weekend and I'm shutting down all computers today.

May 12, 2013 - I'm moving to Albany, New York in July. My wife was hired at SUNY-Albany to teach theory, which will allow me to do more work with NYC friends.

April 22, 2014 -
Derelict Station: Channel 1 will be part of the 2014 NYCEMF program. This concert will occur sometime in June. Also, DS:C1 is going to be released on a compilation album sometime in the next 3 months.

April 21, 2014 - The website may be a little strange for the next two days as I'm performing a needed, and long overdue, overhaul/upgrade.

April 14, 2014 - I just finished a soundtrack for Josephine Turalba's
Fractured Focus video. The premiere will occur April 24, 2014.

February 28, 2014 - Perusal score samples are being put online this weekend.

February 18, 2014 - Back from Arizona and the concert was great! A writeup of the concert is

February 9.2014 - Going to Arizona for the 1st Annual "Oh My God, My Body, My Ears" marathon concert where I will be one of the guest composers. Link is

January 6, 2014 - Happy New Years! The last few months have been very busy and I will be updating the website soon to reflect these activities.

October 25, 2013 -
Derelict Station: Channel 1 is complete and has been sent off. Additionally, a recording of Mazed Bedlam has been added to the Sounds page.

October 2, 2013 - I have finished the dissertation and (e)mailed it to my committee. Now comes the waiting. In the meantime, I am finishing the quad piece.

September 26, 2013 - I'm writing a work for four-channel fixed media as an accompaniment to a generative art work by Josephine Turalba. The concert is in November and will be on the concert page soon.

August 1, 2013 - This has been an incredibly busy summer. I spent three weeks at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach where I finished a work for clarinet and fixed-media and a fully realized a 6-minute work for a collaborative video project titled
Artist Must Be with Natalia Mali. I also made a lot of contacts while there and will be composing a soundtrack for a video work in the upcoming year with Josephine Turalba.

After finishing the clarinet piece, I then went to Maccagno, Italy for the SOUNDscape festival and had a really good time. My performer rocked the piece and I am very proud of that. I was also approached about writing for other instruments(flute/oboe) and fixed-media, which is an intriguing idea and will be put in the composition queue.

As for the dissertation, it's coming along. I'm finishing chapter 2 corrections. I'm hoping for an October or November defense date as I want to have this thing finished so I can get back to being a composer.

May 12, 2013 - I finally decided to create a soundcloud account and integrate it with the website. I hope to finish this before I leave tomorrow morning.

May 10, 2013 - My dissertation chapters have been finished and sent to my research advisor. My goal is to defend it in September and deposit asap. Additionally, I am leaving to attend a composition residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts on May 13th. I've also been accepted at the SoundSCAPE festival held in Maccagno Italy, this July and I am composing a new work for clarinet and fixed-media for the festival.

February 24, 2013 -
Cascarones will be performed in March at the N_SEME 2013 conference in March. Additionally, I've been accepted as an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts residence. It looks like I'll be spending some time in airports this semester.

January 29, 2013 - Apologies for the sustained silence, I am trying to finish my dissertation before the end of February and it looks as though that will happen. I will return to updating the site, and composing, as soon as it is finished. I have some really interesting commissions in the pipeline that I am really excited about starting.

January 27, 2013 - Routine website maintenance.

January 06, 2013 - Happy New Year! I have now added a page for upcoming concerts

October 12, 2012 - My updated bio is now online.

October 11, 2012 - Program notes for
Sundog are now online.

September 26, 2012 - A new page,
Sounds, was added today. This page will be a central location for recordings of my works. I'm hoping this makes listening to my works quite a bit easier.

September 12, 2012 - The recording of
Mazed Bedlam came in yesterday, I am currently tweaking the EA portion and will put it online soon.

September 4, 2012-
Sundog is finished, the only thing left is to test the feasibility of the multiphonics and write the program notes. Now back to finishing La Sirena

August 12, 2012 -
Sundog should be finished by Wednesday. The largest stumbling block is the complete lack of sax fingering notation in Sibelius but it should be done by the 15th and I've reserved an additional two weeks to clean up the score and fix any notational/technical issues so maybe it will be performed this year?

August 8, 2012 - The performance of
Mazed Bedlam went extremely well. I'm hoping to have a recording online sometime in either September or October. I had a wonderful time at the highSCORE festival in Pavia, Italy and highly recommend it to all. Also, recordings for Scan and Shift have just been uploaded.

July 12, 2012 - After having relocated to Denton, TX, I am restarting work on
Sundog and I'm estimating that it will be finished by August 15th.

June 19, 2012 - Revisions for
Redact are being put together.

June 18, 2012 - Work on
Sundog has been resumed.

June 15, 2012 -
Scan has been finished. The recording should be online fairly soon.

June 11, 2012 -
Mazed Bedlam is complete and has been sent to the highSCORE festival.

May 12, 2012 - Just listened to one of the last mixes of
Scan, it might actually be finished today! Will post ASAP!

May 7, 2012 - I finished the redesign early. There's still work to be done with some miscellaneous broken links and some sound files that were corrupted but everything should be up and running by Wednesday.

May 6, 2012 - I'm spending the next few days redesigning the site so there may be some hiccups. If you run across a broken link, please contact me. I'll be changing some of the less accessed pages first to test out the new code and hopefully everything will be finished by Wednesday or Thursday.

May 5, 2012 - Working on
Mazed Bedlam for String Quartet and Fixed-Media to be premiered in Pavia, Italy as part of the HIGHScore Festival. Additionally, continuing work on Sundog for the Ogni Suono Sax Duo. It is going to be a busy summer but that’s fine with me, it beats boredom.

April 25, 2012 -
Shift was performed very well to quite a large audience. I’ll have both a recording and video to put online sometime in May or June.

April 17, 2012 - Leaving tomorrow morning for hear the premiere of of
Shift in Las Vegas! If things go well, I’ll have a recording to put online. If it doesn’t go well then I’ll have had a great time in Vegas. Not a bad way to spend four days.

March 25, 2012 - I just received the rough mixes of
Scan, it sounds REALLY good! Hopefully, the final recordings will be online soon.

March 1, 2012 - Beginning work on a sax duo and still cleaning

February 18, 2012 - Finishing
Redact today, will add a page with program notes etc. as soon as I can convince myself to write them!

February 10, 2012 - The concert recording of
Deloy Ges is now online.

February 09, 2012 - Finishing
Redact, a solo work for marimba. Hopefully, a reading/recording will appear here before May.

January 08, 2012 - Work has begun on
La Sirena for Bb clarinet and fixed media. The work should be about 12 minutes in length and will hopefully be premiered in the late Fall 2012 or Spring 2013.

January 07, 2012 - A thousand thanks to Zack Penckofer and Yi-Wen Chen! Over the break, they recorded
Scan in Foellinger Hall at the KCPA and the rough mix sounds incredible! Hopefully, a stereo version will be mastered in the next 6-8 weeks and the current plan is to also create a 5 channel surround-sound version as well.
November 14, 2011 - The TV Buddha Ensemble is performing Workers Union this Thursday night at the KCPA.

November 13, 2011 - I will be giving a presentation on compositional pedagogy for the Decatur Area Music Teachers Association (DAMTA) at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois on December 2nd.

November 12, 2011 - A recording of
Tarjeta 4 is now online. This performance was recorded July 21, 2011in Milna, Croatia as part of the UPBeat festival.

November 11, 2011 - A recording of the
Deloy Ges dress rehearsal is now online. I expect a booth recording sometime before January so check back soon.

November 9,2011 -
Deloy Ges will be performed by the UISO chamber orchestra tonight in Foellinger Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts located on the University of Illinois campus.

October 22, 2011 - The audio of
Cascarones is now online.

October 16, 2011 - The video of
Cascarones is now on youtube. The link is on the Cascarones page and also here:

October 11, 2011 -
Release is now on Youtube. There is a youtube link on the Release webpage.

October 4, 2011 - My orchestra work
Deloy Ges will be premiered November 9, 2011 in Foellinger Hall at the KCPA on the University of Illinois campus under the direction of Aaron Kaplan.

September 28, 2011 - My piece
Cascarones is being premiered tonight in the Tryon Festival Theater at the KCPA on the University of Illinois campus. A recording should be online fairly soon.

August 15, 2011 - It’s been a busy summer and expect updates sometime next week. For now, I’ve uploaded a video project,
Release, that I scored during the 2007-2008 school year.

June 24, 2011 - Two recordings of
Ignore the Smoke are now online. One contains a midi-violin realization and the other has a scratch violin part. Hopefully, the violin part will be re-recorded in August when the studios reopen.

June 18, 2011 -
Shift is finished

June 4, 2011 -
Tarjeta #4 is finished.

May 16, 2011 - Program notes for
Ignore the Smoke are now online. Recording will be put online before July.

May 10, 2001 - Recording of
Posada is now online.

May 2, 2011 - It looks like
Cascarones will be performed in September. Will post more info as it becomes known.

April 30, 2011 - New versions of
Sk’elep and Flux are now online.

April 16, 2011 - Website expanded again

April 11, 2011 - Major web redesign