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The Unstoppable Fear Machine

    SAXOPHONE TRIOsoprano saxophone, alto saxophone, and piano Composed: 2023 Duration: 12 minutes Programme Notes: The Unstoppable Fear Machine ©2023 Fear is a fundamental and deeply wired reaction that has evolved over time.  It is supposed to protect us from a threat to our existence.  The Unstoppable Fear… Read More »The Unstoppable Fear Machine

    Final Glimpse

      CHAMBER MUSIC duet 2 cellos and tape Duration: ca. 10 minutesComposed: 2019 Programme Note: Commissioned by Toronto Summer Music Garden for VC2. Premiere: First performance by VC2, Toronto, July 2019.

      All My Love, Ethel

        VOCAL SOLO Soprano and Piano Duration: ca 12 minutesComposed: 2019 Programme Note: Commissioned by the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival for Emili Lossier and Féderic Lacroix. Sets letters by Ethel Rosenberg while on death row. Premiere: First performance by Emili Lossier and Fréderic Lacroix, Ottawa, August… Read More »All My Love, Ethel

        Dr. Blue’s Rapidly Deployable Escape Ladder

          CHAMBER MUSIC duet 2 pianos Duration: ca. 10 minutesComposed: 2022 Programme Note: Commissioned by Duo Octavian. Premiere: First performance by Carson Becke and Suren Barry, Ottawa, July 23, 2022.

          Glacial Ablations

            CHAMBER MUSIC duet 1 Oboe, 1 Piano Duration: ca. 10 minutesComposed: 2022 Programme Note: Chip Hamann invited me to create a new piece for oboe and piano for a recital and recording project featuring a number of Canadian composers.  The theme for the project was… Read More »Glacial Ablations

            And the Sun Brought Darkness

              CHAMBER MUSIC duet1 Trombone, 1 Piano (uses E-bow) Duration: ca. 10 minutesComposed: 2022 Programme Note: I.II. On March 13, 1989 the entire province of Quebec suffered an electrical power blackout.  What made this different from other blackouts was that it was caused by a solar… Read More »And the Sun Brought Darkness

              The Confectioner’s Handbook

                STRING ORCHESTRA WITH SOLOISTGUITAR DUO, minimum 4•3•3•2•1 Composed: 2022Duration: ca. 12 minutes Programme Note: Published in 1883, The Confectioner’s Handbook, is a practical guide to the art of sugar boiling. A successful sugar boil requires the right equipment, and very precise temperatures. It can go… Read More »The Confectioner’s Handbook

                Kelly-Marie Murphy, composer