compositions

Know Nothing Network Music  (2014)
computer network ensemble, or computer solo

audio of network performance between Oakland (Chris Brown) and Tokyo (Tadashi Usami) on Feb. 14, 2015

video of networked performance at SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, 11.18.14

Ragamala Chiaroscuro II (2014)
microtonal music for bass clarinet, alto saxophone, and oboe
score: ragamala II
premiere performance at SF Center for New Music:

6Primes  (2010-14)
suite for piano solo in 13-limit just intonation
score: *6Primes, and links to preliminary recordings

Music of the Lost Cities (2010-14)
video/sound/text fixed media, with Johanna Poethig

Two Left Hands (2013)
dan bau (Vietnamese monochord) and interactive computer,
with Van-Anh Vo

Petals (2013)                 
for interactive computer and keyboard controller
video of live performance at SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, 11.18.14

Matrix Improvisation (2012)
piano and interactive computer signal processing

Gangsa (2010)
four flat-gongs and computer signal processing
excerpt below, full recording available on Iconicities, New World Records

Poly1 (1999)
MIDI keyboard and interactive computer

Rivers of Voices (2009)
live computer music systems and quadraphonic radio transmissions, with Guillermo Galindo

Arcade (2008)
string quartet in just intonation, a  Rhythm-Harmony quartet for  Henry Cowell

Vav (2008), with The HUB
computer network ensemble, or fixed media surround sound installation

Imaginary Birds (2008)
piano solo, or piano, cello, and percussion, with interactive computer; based on Olivier Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques

Stupa (2007), for José Maceda
piano, vibraphone, and interactive computer signal processing
excerpt below, full recording available on Iconicities, New World Records

Cut To Ribbons (2005)
computer network ensemble, with The HUB
excerpt below, full recording available on Boundary Layer, 3CD box set, Tzadik

TeleSon (2005)
two networked reacTables
video of premiere performance in Barcelona, 2005

Rogue Wave (2004)
DJ, percussion, and two-channel tape
excerpt below, full recording available on Rogue Wave CD, Tzadik

Shuffle (2004)
piano improvisation and interactive computer music system

OverUndeRumba (2004)
string quartet and four-channel tape

Ragamala Chiaroscuro (2004)
trumpet and two trombones, in 5-limit just intonation

Transmission Mission (2004)
live computer music, poetry and quadraphonic radio transmissions, with Guillermo Galindo

Retrospectacles  (2003)
piano and interactive computer processing

Transmission Main Street  (2003)
live computer music quadraphonic radio transmissions.

Transmission Temescal  (2002)
live computer music systems and quadraphonic radio transmissions, with Guillermo Galindo

Marking Time (2002)
computer music soundtrack for video installation by Johanna Poethig.

Transmision Naranja (2002)
live computer music systems and quadraphonic radio transmissions, with Guillermo Galindo

Cloudstreams/Bellwethers (2001)
computer network ensemble
excerpt below, full recording available on Rogue Wave CD, Tzadik

Branches (2001), subtitle: Invention #7
trio for MIDI piano and interactive computer, percussion and DJ-turntablist (1st track below); MIDI piano solo and computer version (2nd track)

Invention #6  (2000)
computer network ensemble, using SuperCollider 2 software

TimeBomb  (2000)
4 pieces for trombone solo and interactive computer,with and for Abbie Conant, on poems by Mina Loy
links to audio of the pieces

Invention #5  (2000)
for computer network ensembles via the internet

Knottyspine (1999)
for MIDI keyboard and interactive computer

Invention #4  (1999)
piano solo:  score, and disklavier recording (below)

original version for four melody instruments and interactive computer network

Eternal Network Music  (1998-99)
computer networks, created for and accessed through Crossfade website

Waves  (1998 )
shakuhachi and interactive computer

Inventions #1-3 (1997)
MIDI keyboard and interactive computer
Invention#1 recording:

ManyStreams  (1996 )
quartet of melody instruments and computer

Talking Drum (1995)
computer network quartet interacting with acoustic improvisors – Talking Drum @ CNMAT recording is below,  Pogus Records CD contains a continuously played selection of performances and field recordings from around the world

Tenebrae (1994)
violin, interactive electronics,and quadraphonic spatialization system

Flies  (1993)
violin, piano, percussion and interactive electronics
excerpt below, full recording available on Rogue Wave CD, Tzadik

Lava  (1992)
four brass, four percussion, and a computer signal processing and quadraphonic spatialization system (one hour duration)
excerpt below, full composition available on Lava CD, Tzadiklava cd cover

Wheelies (1992)
computer network ensemble, with The HUB
excerpt below, full recording available on Boundary Layer, 3CD box set, Tzad

Chain Reaction (1990)
tenor saxophone, Airdrums MIDI controller, piano/MIDI keyboard, and computer
excerpt below performed by Room (Larry Ochs, saxophone, William Winant, percussion, and Chris Brown, piano, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, electronics), from CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 17 Music from the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, 1994, Centaur CRC2195 CD

Three Over Two (1990)
piano solo, or sopranino saxophone, vibraphone, and electronic percussion
performance by Room (Larry Ochs, sax; William Winant, vibraphone, Chris Brown, electronic percussion) from 1991 CD Hall of Mirrors, on Music & Arts

Quartet with Shadows (1989-90)
saxophone quartet and harmonizer
commissioned and performed by the ROVA Saxophone Quartet

Duo (1989)
MIDI keyboard, computer controlled signal processors, and acoustic instrument improvisor

Role’m (1988)
computer network ensemble, with The HUB

Snakecharmer (1987)
soloist (any instrument or voice) with interactive computer synthesis

recording of performance by Chris Brown, whistling, voice,  computer, TX81Z and Roland VP70 harmonizer, from Snakecharmer, Artifact Recordings, 1989 CD

Hall of Mirrors (1986)
piano and interactive electronics; or tenor saxophone, percussion, and piano with interactive electronics

recording of performance by Room (Larry Ochs, sax; William Winant, vibraphone, Chris Brown, piano and electronics design; Scot Gresham-Lancaster, electronics and computer) from 1991 CD Hall of Mirrors, on Music & Arts

Obedience School  (1985)
soloist (any instrument) with interactive computer/electronics

Iceberg  (1985)
percussion and interactive computer/electronics
excerpt below, full recording available on Iconicities, New World Records

Post Mortem (1984)
piano, percussion, saxophone  and digital delay; also a version for piano solo, of which a recording from the Snakecharmer, Artifact Recordings, 1989 CD is below

Conjunction, for JKP (1983)
carrillon and two-channel tape, or wing (amplified metal rods)

Alternating Currents (1983)
orchestra and three soloists (trombone, percussion, and original electroacoustic instruments: gazamba (prepared electric piano), wing (bowed metal rods), and computer-controlled stereo spatialization
excerpt below, full recording available on Rogue Wave CD, Tzadik

Cobalt Blue (1982)
saxophone and piano

Alchemical Mobsters  (1981)
songs with mixed instruments, text by Michael Schippling

The Wild Boys  (1980)
piano, voice, tape, and live electronics, text by W.S. Burroughs

Curved Space Transit  (1980)
amplified rods and fixed media

Insect Love  (1979)
amplified rods and electronics, fixed media

Quay  (1977)
piano (inside) solo

Sparks  (1976)
piano solo
score: Sparks 

Rhythms  (1975)
4 tom-toms or tympani (2 players)

Chorale  (1975)
for mixed instrumental ensemble (any instruments)

Quickening 60:63  (1974)
53 day performance, co-composed with Carl Fravel and performed March-April 1974 Santa Cruz, California by the composers, with many collaborators

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