Mark

Compositions
Chamber



GHOSTS OF
ANCIENT HURRICANES

For Ensemble
2019



DURATION    60 minutes
PARTS    Flute (with a Glissando Headjoint), Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Percussion (Kit + Microtonally-tuned Pipes), Ken (Extended Voice), Trumpet (Doubling Slide Trumpet), Trombone – all doubling on megaphone – and 8-channel tape
PREMIERE    January 12, 2020. sfSound. San Francisco Tape Music Festival, Victoria Theater, San Francisco, CA.

Commissioned by sfSound with support from InterMusic SF’s 2018 Musical Grant Program.

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L’ABSENCE A DES
VERTUS EPIATOIRES QUE LA
PRESENCE N’A PAS

For Ensemble
2019



DURATION    9 minutes
PARTS    Tenor Saxophone, String Quartet, and Double Bass
PREMIERE    September 22, 2019. Temple de St. Sulpice, St. Sulpice, Switzerland.

For Vincent Daoud and dedicated to the memory of Mario Davidovsky and Dominique Schafer.





AND THE SEVEN
ANGELS REJOICED

For Ensemble
2019



DURATION    80 minutes
PARTS    Flute (Doubling Megaphone), Bb Clarinet (Doubling Megaphone), Percussion (MP3 Player on Snare and Microtonally-tuned Metal Pipes), Piano (Tuned Justly in C), Ken (Extended Voice), Electric Guitar, Violin (Doubling Megaphone), Cello (Doubling Megaphone), and Two Sound Installations
PREMIERE    May 6, 2019. New York New Music Ensemble with Oren Fader and Ken Ueno.

Commissioned by the New York New Music Ensemble and dedicated to Eduardo Leandro.

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ATLAS OF
CROSSED DESTINIES

For Chamber
2019



DURATION    12 minutes
PARTS    Violin and Viola
PREMIERE    March 10, 2019. McKenna Theatre, Morrison Artists Series, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.

Commissioned by the Marlboro Music School and Festival for Kim Kashkashian. Tessa Lark, violin. Kim Kashkashian, viola.





MOTHER OF FIRE

For Ensemble
2018



DURATION    10 minutes
PARTS    Percussion Quartet, Taepyengso, and Tape
PREMIERE    November 23, 2018. Toolbox, percussion quartet. ACC 3rd Symphony for Asia Festival, Asian Cultural Center, Gwangju, Metropolitan City, Korea.

Commissioned by the Asian Cultural Institute, 2018.

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‘TARD

For Chamber
2017



DURATION    15 minutes
PARTS    Non-breather, Screamer, and Two Percussionists
PREMIERE    April 12, 2018. MATA 20th Anniversary Festival, The Kitchen, New York, NY.

Commissioned by MATA for their 20th anniversary. Ken Ueno, non-breather. Du Yun, screamer. Matthew Evans and Amy Garapic, bass drums.

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ALATION

For Chamber
2017



DURATION    14 minutes
PARTS    Ajaeng and Piano
PREMIERE    December 22, 2017. Ilshin Hall, Seoul, Korea.

Members of Geori: Jared Redmond, piano; Minseon Choi, ajaeng.





BABBLING

For Ensemble
2016



DURATION    15 minutes
PARTS    Reed quintet (Oboe, Soprano Saxophone (doubling hookah sax), Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon)
PREMIERE    November 6, 2016. Splinter Reeds. Festival of New American Music, Sacramento State School of Music, Capistrano Concert Hall, Sacramento, CA.

Commissioned by Splinter Reeds with support from New Music USA Project Grant, 2016.

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GHOST
FLOWERS

For Chamber
2016



DURATION    13 minutes
PARTS    Viola, Cimbalom, Guitar
PREMIERE    July 30, 2016. 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL, Mostly Mozart Festival, Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center, New York, NY.

Members of ICE: Wendy Richman, viola; Dan Lippel, guitar; Nathan Davis, cimbalom.





SAWDUST ON
ARARAT

For Ensemble
2016



DURATION    20 minutes
PARTS    Solo oboe (w/ Amplified Snare Resonator), Flute, Clarinet, 2 Percussion, 2 Cellos
PREMIERE    May 26, 2016. Heymann Theater, Pittsburgh, PA.

Commissioned by Alia Musica Pittsburgh with support from the Pittsburgh Foundation and dedicated to Alia Musica and its director, Federico Garcia-De Castro. Lenny Young, oboe. Alia Musica, Federico Garcia, conductor.

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OSIRIS

For Chamber
2015



DURATION    8 minutes
PARTS    Three Blindfolded Players Playing Bass Drums and Screaming
PREMIERE    May 9, 2015. Composers Inc., First Congregational Church, Berkeley, CA. Ken Ueno + Living Earth Show.

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BUILDING

For Chamber
2015



DURATION    21 minutes
PARTS    Flutes (Deconstructed Contrabass, C Flute, Kingma System C Flute w/ Glissando Headjoint) and Percussion
PREMIERE    Yet to be performed.

Commissioned by the A/B duo.





SECRET
MERIDIAN

For Chamber
2014



DURATION    Approx. 6 minutes
PARTS    Lyric Soprano w/ 8-channel Loop Station, Electric Guitar, and Kit Drums
PREMIERE    Premiered December 5, 2014. Paul Dresher Ensemble. Cal Performances, Zellerbach Playhousel, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

For Amy X Neuberg and Paul Dresher.





BUCEPHALUS
DREAMS OF
EXOTIC WIVES

For Ensemble
2013



DURATION    6 minutes
PARTS    Tar, Pipa, Sho, Viola and Cello
PREMIERE    June 30, 2013. Auditorio Novacaixagalicia, Sonutopias Campusculturae, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.





STARS LIKE
SIBILANTS SPEAK

For Chamber
2013



DURATION    30 minutes
PARTS    Clarinet and Sho (Doubling Cl) + Max/MSP
PREMIERE    April 11, 2013. Duo X. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

For Duo X.

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PERADAM

For Ensemble
2012



DURATION    20 minutes
PARTS    Amplified String Quartet
PREMIERE    March 3, 2012. Kanbar Hall, Other Minds Festival 17, Jewish Cultural Center of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

Commissioned by Other Minds for the Del Sol String Quartet.

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12.12.12

For Chamber
2012



DURATION    6 minutes
PARTS    Flute (w/ Glissando Headjoint) and Viola
PREMIERE    February 4, 2012. Earplay. ODC, San Francisco, CA.

For Tod Brody and Earplay.





PORK ROLL, EGG,
AND CHEESE ON
A KAISER BUN

For the Living Earth Show
2012



DURATION    18 minutes 16 seconds
PARTS    Quarter-tone Electric Guitar, Quarter-tone Vibes, and Percussion.


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A SHORTER
ARRANGEMENT OF
“VISIBLE REMINDER
OF INVISIBLE LIGHT,”
MAKING THE TITLE
LONGER

For Chamber
2012



DURATION    5 minutes
PART    Violin, Cello, and Piano
PREMIERE    May 4, 2013. Collide-o-Scope Music. the cell A Twenty First Century Salon, New York, NY.





VISIBLE REMINDER OF
INVISIBLE LIGHT

For Chamber
2011



DURATION    13 minutes
PART    Violin, Cello, and Piano
PREMIERE    July 16, 2013. LONGLEASH. Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA.

Published by the European American Music Distributors Company (Schott Music Group).

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FROM A SINGLE
CALLIGRAPHIC
STROKE,
A VISION OF
N’SHIMA EMERGES

For Chamber
2010



DURATION    8 minutes
PARTS    Daegum, Viola, and Cello
PREMIERE    April 22, 2010. UCSC Music Recital Hall, Pacific Rim Music Festival, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA.

Commissioned by the Pacific Rim Festival. Contemporary Music Ensemble Korea & the Del Sol String Quartet.





KUMATOLOGY

For Ensemble
2010



DURATION    15 minutes
PARTS    Amplified Quartet (Baritone Saxophone, Percussion, Electric Guitar, and Electric Organ)
PREMIERE    March 21, 2010. Ewell Recital Hall, Ewell Concert Series, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

Commissioned by Flexible Music.





MOMENT2

For Chamber
2010



DURATION    4 minutes 50 seconds
PARTS    Piano and Marimba with Video (by Yukihiro Taguchi)
PREMIERE    February 26, 2010. Ensemble Cross.Art. Experimental Sound, Art & Performance Festival 2010, Wonder Site, Hongo, Tokyo, Japan.

Commissioned by Ensemble Cross.Art.





ARCHAEOLOGIES
OF THE FUTURE

For Amplified Sextet
2009



DURATION    Approx. 18 minutes
PARTS    Bass Flute, Ken (Extended Voice Soloist), Perc, Piano (w/ 3 eBow Preparations), Viola, Cello
PREMIERE    November 1, 2009. ODC, San Franciso, CA. 

Commissioned by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. This pieces was made possible by support from the Northern California Composers Commissioning Program of the American Composers Forum, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, 2008.





CHARGE OF THE
MALCONTENTS

For Chamber
2009



DURATION    Approx. 1 minute
PARTS    4 Bugles

For John Kochevar.





WATTness

For Chamber
2009



DURATION    1 minute 47 seconds
PARTS    2 Baritone Saxophones
PREMIERE    November 1, 2009. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

For Michael Straus and Griffin Campbell. Michael Straus and Griffin Campbell, baritone saxophones.





TWO HANDS

For Chamber
2009



DURATION    18 minutes
PARTS    Viola ands Percussion
PREMIERE    June 11, 2009. Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Kirk in the Hills, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Kim Kashkashian, viola. Gwen Burgett, percussion. For Kim Kashkashian and Robyn Schulkowsky. Commissioned by Kim Kashkashian.





THE VAGUE BORDER
AT THE EDGE
OF TIME

For Chamber
2008



DURATION    10 minutes 30 seconds
PARTS    Ryuteki, Hichiriki, and Sho
PREMIERE    October 10, 2008. Members of Reigaku-sha. Japan Society, New York, NY.

Commissioned by the Japan Society for Reigakusha Ensemble. For Norman “Norm” Roberson, in memoriam.





THAT I MAY TIME
TRANSCEND, THAT A
UNIVERSE MY HEART
MAY UNFOLD

For Chamber
2008



DURATION    13 minutes
PARTS    Sho and Accordion
PREMIERE    September 8, 2008. Takefu International Music Festival, Takefu, Japan.

Commissioned by the Takefu International Music Festival. Mayumi Miyata, sho. Teodoro Anzellotti, accordion.





I PULSE,
WHEN YOU BREATHE

For Chamber
2008



DURATION    8 minutes 30 seconds
PARTS    Soprano and Alto Flute
PREMIERE    May 4, 2008. The Prana Duo. The Middle East, Cambridge, MA.

For the Prana Duo.

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HYPNOMELODIAMACHIA

For Chamber
2007



DURATION    25 minutes
PARTS    Viola, Percussion, and Electronics
PREMIERE    May 6, 2007. Senddesaal des WDR, Klaus-von-Bismark-Saal, Cologne, Germany.

For Kim Kashkashian and Robyn Schulkowsky.





A SHORTER
ARRANGEMENT OF
"TWO BELIEVERS, ON
OPPOSITE SIDES OF
THE SAME OCEAN,
TRANSCRIBING THE
SAME SKY, AT THE SAME
TIME, ONE AT SUNSET,
THE OTHER AT SUNRISE,"
ONE WHICH MAKES
THE TITLE LONGER

For Chamber
2007



DURATION    5 minutes 30 seconds
PARTS    Sho and Bb Clarinet
PREMIERE    January 23, 2007. Atlas Ensemble. Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

For Kim Kashkashian and Robyn Schulkowsky.





MOTOR SKILL AS
DYNAMIC CONSTRAINT
SATISFACTION

For Chamber
2006



DURATION    14 minutes 25 seconds
PARTS    Violin and Cello
PREMIERE    December 13, 2006. DUOKAYA. Red Hall, The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, Bulgaria.

For Biliana Voutchkova.





SHIROI HARU
NO HANA

For Ensemble

2005

DURATION    12 minutes 15 seconds
PREMIERE    Onda. Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC, NY.

For Onda (Ken Ueno, voice; Hillary Zipper, violin; Tim Feeney, perc).

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A BOOK
OF MONTHS

For Ensemble
2005



DURATION    19 minutes
PARTS    Fl, Ob, Cl (Dbl Alto Sax), Cntra Bsn, Perc, Pno (Dbl Alto Voice), Vla, Contra Bass
PREMIERE    January 28, 2005. Prince Music Theatre, Philadelphia, PA.

Commissioned by Relâche.

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LOVE REQUITED BUT
UNFULFILLED,
UNDER THE STARS,
SUKKEIEN GARDEN,
HIROSHIMA,
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 1945,
12 HOURS BEFORE
THE BOMB

For Ensemble
2005



DURATION    14 minutes 21 seconds
PREMIERE    November 6, 2005. Composers in Red Sneakers Concert, Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA.

For Onda (Ken Ueno, voice; Hillary Zipper, violin; Tim Feeney, perc).

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HUYU NO HANA

For Ensemble

2005

PREMIERE    Friend Recital Hall, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA.

For Onda (Ken Ueno, voice; Hillary Zipper, violin; Tim Feeney, perc).





ZATSUON NO
KAZE

For Ensemble

2004

PREMIERE    Paine Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

For Onda (Ken Ueno, voice; Hillary Zipper, violin; Tim Feeney, perc).





APHASIA

For Ensemble
2004



DURATION    9 minutes
PARTS    Amplified Soprano Saxophone, Violin, Piano and Percussion
PREMIERE    December 10, 2004. Kikker Theatre, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

For the Rosa Ensemble.





July 23, from sunrise
to sunset, the summer
of the S.E.P.S.A. bus
rides destra e sinistra
around Ischiajust
to get tomorrow's scatolame

For Saxophone Quartet
2004



DURATION    1 minute
PARTS    Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone Saxophones
PREMIERE    November 18, 2004. Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Symphony Space, NYC, NY.

For the PRISM Quartet on the occasion of their 20th anniversary.

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DISJECTA

For Chamber
2004



DURATION    16 minutes
PARTS    Horn, Violin, Piano
PREMIERE    April 10, 2004. Radius Ensemble. Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA.

Commissioned by the Radius Ensemble funded in part by a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts and Meet the Composer, Inc., with additional support from ASCAP, the Virgil Thomson Fund, and with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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TWO BELIEVERS,
ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF
THE SAME OCEAN,
TRANSCRIBING THE
SAME SKY, AT THE SAME
TIME, ONE AT SUNSET,
THE OTHER AT SUNRISE

For Chamber
2003



DURATION    10 minutes
PARTS    Sho and Bb Clarinet
PREMIERE    October 23, 2003. Duo X. Rumor 31 Japan-o-rama festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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ZANSETSU

For Chamber
2002



DURATION    12 minutes
PARTS    Overtone Singer, Violin and Electronics
PREMIERE    December 12, 2002. CCRMA, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

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MÁRQUEZ

For Six Instruments
2002



DURATION    19 minutes
PARTS    Fl, Bs Cl, Perc, Piano, Vln, Cllo + 7 Boomboxes (or 1 Boombox and Stereo Mix-down of Aggregate Boombox Parts)
PREMIERE    October 18, 2002. Non-Sequitur.

Commissioned by the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College. For Non-Sequitur.

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...BLOOD BLOSSOMS...

For Six Instruments
2002



DURATION    14 minutes
PARTS    Fl, Bs Cl, Perc, Piano, Vln, Cllo + 7 Boomboxes (or 1 Boombox and Stereo Mix-down of Aggregate Boombox Parts)
PREMIERE    May 15, 2002. Bang on a Can All-Stars. Paine Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Published by the European American Music Distributors Company (Schott Music Group). For the Bang on a Can All-Stars.

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...A.M...

For Ensemble
2002



DURATION    21 minutes
PARTS    Percussion Quartet and Digital Alarm Clocks
PREMIERE    March 16, 2002.

For So Percussion Group.

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VERTICAL FEATURES
REMAKE 2

For Chamber
2002



DURATION    25 minutes
PARTS    Percussion Quartet and Digital Alarm Clocks
PREMIERE    February 9, 2002. Odd Appetite. Seully Hall, Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA.





PHARMAKON

For Ensemble
2001



DURATION    19 minutes
PARTS    Flute (Alto & Piccolo Dbls), Clarinet (Bs Cl Dbling), Perc, Piano, Vln, Cllo
PREMIERE    March 5, 2002. Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC, NY.

For Eighth Blackbird.

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VERTICAL FEATURES
REMAKE 1

For Chamber
2001



DURATION    11 minutes
PARTS    Amplified Mandolin and Amplified Soda Cans (1 Percussionist)
PREMIERE    November 14, 2001. Juneau, Alaska.

For Robert Banghart.

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RED BREAST

For Ensemble
2001



DURATION    8 minutes 30 seconds
PARTS    Amplified Ensemble of Sop w/ Digital Delay, Eb, Bb, and Bass Clarinets, Harp
PREMIERE    September 2001.

On text by Emily Dickinson.

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WATT

For Chamber
2001



DURATION    11 minutes
PARTS    Baritone Saxophone, Percussion and Electronic Sounds
PREMIERE    February 11, 2001. yesaroun Duo. Public Radio Benefit at The Dead End Café, Parksville, NY.

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CONTEMPLATION
ON LITTLE BIG MUFF

For Chamber
2000



DURATION    13 minutes
PARTS    Amplified Cello and Percussion
PREMIERE    November 12, 2000. Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

Odd Appetite duo: Nathan Davis, perc; Ha-Yang Kim, amplified cello.

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EVERYDAY
STUFF

For Ensemble
2000



DURATION    2 minutes
PARTS    For any number of children performing amplified found objects PREMIERE    September 23, 2000. 4th and 5th graders from AME education program. Art@Night, Jamaica Plains, MA.





ZERO
COSMOLOGY

For Ensemble
2000



DURATION    12 minutes
PARTS    2 Trpts, Hrn, Trmb, Tuba

For the Atlantic Brass Quintet.





SENEXIS
ORICHALCUM

For Ensemble,
in 7 Mvmts
2000



DURATION    13 minutes
PREMIERE    April 17, 2000. Huxley, IA.

For the Skyline Brass Quartet.





LA MERE

For Chamber
2000



DURATION    7 minutes
PARTS    Flute and Marimba
PREMIERE    March 12, 2000. Paine Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Susan Hampton, flute. Nanae Mimura, marimba.





TOXIS
CHROMATICUS

For Ensemble,
in 4 Mvmts
1999



DURATION    16 minutes
PARTS    String quartet
PREMIERE    July 13, 1999. Wellesley Composers Conference.

Curtis Macomber and Laura Frautschi, violins. Lois Martin, viola. Joshua Gordon, cello.

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BAGATELLES
FOR VIOLIN DUO

For Chamber
1999



DURATION    12 minutes
PARTS    2 Violins
PREMIERE    June 23, 1999. Gemini Duo. Norfolk Festival.





SKYLINE
ABSTRACTIONS

For Chamber,
in 3 Mvmts
1999



DURATION    12 minutes
PARTS    Bass Clarinet and Piano
PREMIERE    Nov. 5, 1999. Duo Chiaroscuro. Christ and St. Stephen's Church, NYC, NY.

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YELLOW 632

For Chamber
1998



DURATION    8 minutes 30 seconds
PARTS    3 Percussionists Playing Big Bird Toys
PREMIERE    November 19, 1998, New Music New Haven, New Haven, CT.

Eduardo Leandro, Nathan Davis, and Douglas Perkins, perc.

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NOHOWON

For Quartet
1998



DURATION    9 minutes
PARTS    Cl, Vln, Cllo, Piano
PREMIERE    November 4, 1998. Elm City Ensemble. Christ and St. Stephen's Church, NYC, NY.

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NOHOWON

For Ensemble
1998



DURATION    8 minutes
PARTS    Pierrot and Perc
PREMIERE    1998. Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, CO.





THE CIRCULAR
PENTAGRAM

For Ensemble
1997



DURATION    7 minutes
PARTS    Pierrot minus Perc
PREMIERE    1997. Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, CO.





SOLEMNITY AND
AGITATION

For Chamber
1997



DURATION    6 minutes 30 seconds
PARTS    Flute and Piano
PREMIERE    1997. North Prospect Church, Cambridge, MA.






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