Chronological List                                                                SCORE CATALOGUE

The Laughing Garden, dance, 80 minutes.  Commissioned by Dusan Tynek Dance Theater, live performance by Aleksandra Vrebalov and Luciano Chessa.  World premiere at Baruch College, New York City, March 7-9, 2019.

Abraham in Flames, chamber opera in two acts, 70 minutes.  Commissioned by Niloufar Talebi Projects, Workshop and public readings: October 3 and 4, 2017, San Francisco Welsey Center for Opera, Ming Luke conducting, world premiere Z Space, San Francisco, May 9-12 2019, Young Women’s Choral Projects, M. Luke conducting.

Indigo Codes, piano solo, 10 minutes.  Commissioned through a social media fundraiser for Ensemble For These Times.  Premiere: Dale Tsang, piano, San Francisco April 6, 2019.

Our Voices, for symphonic orchestra, 25 minutes.  Commissioned by Raleigh Civic Symphony, Peter Askim Music Director, with virtual reality component created by Derek Ham.  Premiere: April 10, 2019, Raleigh, NC

Salome, soundtrack for Alla Nazimova’s silent film Salome (1923), 72 minutes.  Restoration by Kino Lorber with the support of the Library of Congress..  Premiere: BAMcinematek, July 26, 2018, New York.

Forgotten Anthems IV, concerto for accordion and orchestra, 18 minutes.  Written for Goran Stevanovic and Gottinger Simphonie Orchester.  Premiere: Deutsches Theater in Göttingen, Germany, May 27, 2018

There!, for two or more string instruments, 4 minutes or longer.  Created for String Noise. Premiere:  Roulette, March 28, 2018, NYC.

ANNA, sound score, 65 minutes.  Created for Dusan Tynek Dance Theater’s full evening dance piece based on Anna Karenina, choreographed by Dusan Tynek. Premiere:  John Jay College, February 16, 2018, NYC.

Missa Supratext, for girls’ choir and string quartet, bells and a singing saw, 20 minutes.  Written for San Francisco Girls’ Chorus and Kronos Quartet, to be premiered at SFJazz on April 28, 2018 in San Francisco.

Xenia and the Bishop, for narrator and wind quintet, 15 minutes.  Written for Sylvan Winds, commissioned by Harvard/Fromm Foundation. Premiere: 2018/19.

spell no. 8, for soprano, shakuhachi, violin, cello, and piano, 15 minutes.  Written for James Nyoraku Schlefer, commissioned by Kyo-Shin-Ahn Arts. Premiere: Tenri Institute, NYC, November 19, 2017.  Watch the premiere HERE.

COSMIC LOVE III, for chamber ensemble of ancient Chinese instruments, 8 minutes.  Commissioned by Chinese Ministry of Culture for the Forbidden City Orchestra, Premiere: October 14, 2017, Beijing, China.  Watch the premiere HERE

The Exiles, vocal sextet and tape, 18 minutes.  Commissioned by Limon Dance Company for Jose Limon’s Exiles (1952) to replace Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 2.  Premiere: May 6, 2017, The Joyce, NYC.  Listen HERE.

Live from the USA, string quartet and tape, 90 seconds.  Written for Kronos Quartet as a statement against the travel ban, with the recording from the protest at JFK Terminal 4 on the day the first ban was issued. Premiere: Victoria Hall, February 18, 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

Along With Youth for soprano and two violins, (2003/2017) 8 minutes, Premiered by Miolina Duo and Sharon Harms soprano at the National Opera Center in NYC, March 8, 2017 

spell no. 7, for solo viola, 8 minutes.  Written for Sasha Mirkovic after Bach’s Cello Suite No. 5. Premiere: Belgrade City Hall, October 2016. 

10,000 Things, for symphonic orchestra, 14 minutes.  Commissioned by Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, as a collaborative work with composer John King.  Premiere date: September 23, 2016, Belgrade Philharmonic, Daniel Raiskin conducting.  Get the SCORE.

Happy Birthday! for cello solo, arranged for Dorothy Lawson, for James Nyoraku Schlefer’s birthday.  Premiere date: September 2016, NYC.

echolocations, for 3 instruments or 3 groups of instruments in spatial formations, minimal length 7 minutes, open score.  Premiere date: June 5, 2016, Le Poisson Rouge, NEXT Festival of Emerging Artists, Peter Askim conducting, NYC.  Get the SCORE.

COSMIC LOVE II, for chamber orchestra, 4 minutes.  Written for Composers Concordance, NYC. Premiere date: May 21, 2016, CompCord Chamber Orchestra, Charles Coleman conducting, NYC.

Disfluencies, for voice, prepared piano and backing track, 8 minutes, based on Nancy K. Pearson’s poem Disfluencies, and written for Lucy Dhegrae.  Premiere date: April 12, Fordham University, NYC.

Hydrargyrum, for chamber ensemble, 25 minutes, commissioned by Rambert Dance, London, for choreographer Patricia Okenwa. Premiere date: March 3, Woking, UK by Rambert Dance, Paul Hoskins conducting.

XXII, for mixed choir, 8 minutes, based on the last, unfinished work by Stevan Mokranjac and commissioned by Scholz and Friends Belgrade for Serbian National Radio Choir, Bojan Sudjic conducting.  Premiere date: December 12, 2015, Kolarac Hall, Belgrade, Serbia.  More about the piece HERE.

My Desert, My Rose, for string quartet, 8 minutes, commissioned as a part of 50 For The Future/Kronos Learning Repertoire, to be premiered in Carnegie Hall, NYC, on April 2, 2016 by Kronos Quartet.  Hear the piece HERE

Soundshapes, 7 pieces for any two instruments, open duration (minimum length 4 minutes), based on graphic notation in two colors.

COSMIC LOVE I, for string quartet, 1 minute, commissioned by David Harrington Research and Development Fund for Terry Riley’s 80th birthday; premieres on June 27, 2015 at SFJAZZ in San Francisco, as a part of Kronos’ Terry Riley Festival.

WaterLines 2, site specific sound installation, 45 minutes, commissioned by The Sandbox Initiative at The Washington College, in collaboration with architect Ronit Eisenbach. Open for public April 15 - 17, 2015, Bank of Chestertown, High Street, Chestertown, MD.  Hear it HERE!

The Sea Ranch Songs, for string quartet and backing track, 64 minutes, with video and animation by Andrew Lyndon.  Commissioned by the community of The Sea Ranch to celebrate its 50th birthday. Premiered May 23 and 24, 2015 at The Knipp-Stengel Barn, Sea Ranch, California, by Kronos Quartet.  CD available on Cantaloupe.  

WaterLines 1, electronic music, 8 minutes, commissioned by Sandbox/Washington College, installed with paintings by Jenifer Wightman at the Sandbox Gallery, Chestertown, MD, Feb 6 - April 1, 2015.

Forgotten Anthems III, for jazz band, 8 minutes,written for Dorian Wallace’s Free Sound Ahn-somble, premiered February 7, 2015 at The Cell, New York City.

Poppyseed Baklava alla Babika, for mixed chorus, 4 minutes, commissioned by Europa Cantat, to be premiered in the summer of 2015 in Pecs, Hungary at the Europa Cantat Festival.

Simic Songs, for baritone, accordion, harmonium, trumpet, and double bass, 15 minutes, a song cycle with poetry by Charles Simic, written for Joseph Keckler, baritone, commissioned by Kingsford Art Song/ASCAP.  Premiere details TBA.

One of the Island Birds, for voice, video, and recorded sounds, 5 minutes, written for Ariadne Greif’s cycle Dreams and Nightmares. Premiered at the Resonant Bodies Festival in Brooklyn, September 3, 2014.

A Cure of Souls, for children’s chorus, vibraphone, piano, and electric guitar, 6 minutes.

Armer Fanfare, for picc. trumpet, trumpet, trombone, chimes, piano four hands and amplified double bass, 4 minutes, written for Elinor Armer’s 75th birthday celebration at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Premiered by SFCM Contemporary Music Ensemble, Nicole Paiement conducting, October 4, 2014.

Beyond Zero: 1914 - 1918, 40 minutes, commissioned by UC Berkeley for the World War One centennial.  Premiered by Kronos Quartet with a film by Bill Morrison, on April 6, 2014 at Cal Performances, Berkeley, CA.  WATCH video excerpt

Prayers for Isa, seven miniatures for clarinet and prepared piano, 18 minutes, written for and premiered by David Krakauer and Kathleen Tagg at The Stone, NYC, on September 27, 2013.

Byzantine, for a low melodic instrument and drone accompaniment, 5 minutes, transcription of an excerpt from "V pamyat vechnuyu budet pravednik - Everlasting Remembrance to the Virtuous" in Byzantine tradition, as sung by Kovilj Monastery monks.  Premiered on November 2, 2013 in Syracuse, NY, by Kronos Quartet.

Bubbles, for chorus and chamber ensemble, 9 minutes, commissioned by Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Brooklyn Academy of Music, workshopped on April 13, 2013 at Music Now Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Listen to Bubbles HERE!

Logbook, for double quartet with prerecorded sounds, 25 minutes, commissioned by Dusan Tynek Dance Theater, premiered on May 14, 2013 at the Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad.  Logbook II.mp3 an excerpt performed by ETHEL.  

Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner’s Tristan, arranged for triple quartet with prerecorded sounds, 18 minutes, commissioned for the Kronos Quartet by the David Harrington Research and Development Fund, premiered by Kronos Quartet, October 2012. 

spell no. 6, for soprano, flute, violin, cello and piano, 5 minutes, commissioned by What a Neighborhood! for May 12, 2012 contemporary music workshop for neighborhood amateur musicians. 

Souls, Boats Traveling, for flute, viola, harp and prerecorded sounds, 12 minutes, premiered by Oriel Trio in Dublin on April 27, 2014.  Commissioned by the Louth Contemporary Music Society, Ireland.

spell no. 5, for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello and prerecorded sounds, 8 minutes, premiered by Lunatics at Large on February 3rd in WMP Concert Hall, NYC.  

Babylon, Our Own, for clarinet quintet, 38 minutes, premiered by Kronos Quartet and David Krakauer during the 10th Anniversary season of the Clarice Smith Center for The Performing Arts, Maryland, September 16, 2011. 
Babylon Our Own.mp3, an excerpt performed by Kronos Quartet and David Krakauer

Mileva, opera in two acts, 90 minutes, commissioned for the 150th Anniversary of the Serbian National Theater in Novi Sad. Premiered on October 21, 2011.
epilog.mp3, an excerpt, performed by Darija Olajos, soprano, Violeta Sreckovic, mezzo, Serbian National Theater Orchestra, Aleksandar Kojic, cond.

Ur Song for string quartet and soprano, excerpt from Mileva, an opera in two acts, 10 minutes, text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, premiered by Kronos Quartet and Judith Berkson, October 9, 2010, Le Poisson Rouge, New York City.  Piano-vocal version premiered by Two Sides Sounding, South Oxford Space, Brooklyn, October 23, 2010.
ur song.mp3 , for voice and string quartet, performed by Kronos Quartet and Judith Berkson, with added documentary audio.

Eastern Chapel Meditations for violin, piano and prerecorded sounds, 9 minutes, commissioned by Orfeo Duo for What a Neighborhood!.  Premiered by Vita and Ishmael Wallace in February 28, 2010 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Harlem.  Released on Music From the Balkans on Centaur Records, 2012.
Eastern Chapel Meditations.mp3 played by Vladimir Valjarevic and Miroslav Hristov

Harding Suite, for cello solo, 12 minutes, dedicated to John Mason Harding.  Premiered by Michael Hass on April 15, 2011 at the University of Southern Maine.  
Harding Suite.mp3

spell no. 4, for a changing world, for string quartet, tibetan bowl, chimes and prerecorded sounds, 8 minutes.  Written for David Harrington and Kronos Quartet, premiered October 8, 2010, Le Poisson Rouge, New York City.  
Spell 4.mp3

The Spell for piano and vibraphone, 13 minutes.  Commissioned by University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music for Diane and Nick Petrella.  Premiered June 10, 2010 by The Petrella Ensemble in Kansas City.

spell no. 3 for violin and live electronics, 7 minutes, written for Ana Milosavljevic.  Premiered at the Times Center, NYC, October 24, 2008.  Released on ANA - Reflections, Innova, 2010, and PATH, Louth Contemporary Music Society 1001, 2010.
 Spell III.mp3

 spell no. 2 for two pianos, 12 minutes, written for Pavlina Dokovska and Vladimir Valjarevic.  Premiered June 27, 2008 in Bulgaria Hall, Sofia.
Spell II.mp3

…hold me, neighbor, in this storm… for string quartet, gusle, tapan, and tape, 24 minutes, commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Clarice Smith Center for The Performing Arts for Kronos Quartet.  Premiered February 2008 in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, NYC.  Released on Floodplain, Nonesuch, 2009.  Archival audio available on Carnegie Hall website.

Altezura for soprano, baritone and piano, 11 minutes, developed and premiered by the American Lyric Theater, NYC, January 7, 2008.  Libretto by Deborah Brevoort.  Premiered by Andrea Nwoke soprano, Chuck Cooper baritone, and Brian DeMaris, piano.

Transparent Walls, for 10 winds, percussion, celesta and cello, 15 minutes, commissioned by San Francisco Conservatory for Contemporary Music Ensemble, Nicole Paiement, cond., premiere date: November 15, 2008 
Transparent Walls.mp3

Two Bagatelles for piano, 5 minutes, written for Vladimir Valjarevic and premiered at Mannes CM Beethoven Festival, NYC, March 21, 2007
Two Bagatelles.mp3

Stations for orchestra, choir, soprano and baritone, 35 minutes, commissioned by Barlow Endowment for RICCO, Providence, Rhode Island, Edward Markward cond., premiered on March 31st 2007.   

Forgotten Anthems II for piano and orchestra, 10 minutes, commissioned by the Southwest Virginia Festival of the Arts for Vladimir Valjarevic and Knoxville Symphony, Cornelia Loemli, cond., premiered April 9, 2006.
Passion Revisited for piano trio, 10 minutes, commissioned and premiered by the Mannes CM Bach 
Festival, NYC, March 21, 2006
Passion Revisited.mp3, played by Stella Trio, NYC

Seeing Beauty, soundtrack, premiered at Anthology Film Archive, NYC, November 2005

Lila, for solo violin, commissioned and premiered by Ana Milosavljavic at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, NYC, January 2005

The Widow’s Broom, full-length ballet, commissioned and premiered by Festival Ballet Providence, RI, on Halloween 2004.  Story by Chris Van Allsburg, choreography Victor Plotnikov, sets Eugene Lee.
The Widow’s Broom - tango.mp3 excerpt, electronica version made in 2010

Canta Claro for 2 female voices and piano, 6 min, premiered at the CUNY Grad Center, NYC, June 2004 by Alison Trainer (soprano), Stephanie Woodling (mezzo) and Angelina Gadeliya (piano), won Friends And Enemies of New Music Award.

Lava for mezzo and piano, 3 minutes

Along With Youth for soprano and two violins, 5 minutes

A Dream of Mrs. Pilat, a Singspiel scene for 3 singers and piano, 12 minutes, performed by American Opera Project Fellows in New York in September 2003

AOP Songbook, a set of five art songs written for different solo voices and piano, performed by American Opera Projects’ Fellows from February to May 2003

Orbits for orchestra, 11 minutes, partially read by Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in Santa Cruz in August 2002, Juilien Benichou cond., premiered by Vojvodjanski Simfonicari, Berislav Skenderovic, cond., NOMUS Festival, Serbia, April 2005.

Forgotten Anthems for orchestra, 10 minutes, commissioned by John Psarouthakis

Krete Suite for string quintet, 10 minutes, premiered by University of Michigan Graduate String Quintet in Ann Arbor in November 2002.  Commissioned by Dr. John Psarouthakis for a welcome event for the President of the University of Michigan Mary Sue Coleman

Minoans for orchestra, 12 minutes, commissioned by John Psarouthakis, read by University of Michigan School of Music Orchestra, Keneth Kiesler, cond., Ann Abor, December 2001 

Blake Songs for soprano and piano, 6 minutes, premiered in Symphony Space, NYC, March 2003, by Amy Van Roekel (soprano) and Elaine Rinaldi (piano)
Blake Songs.mp3

The Song of Lilies for countertenor, two tenors and baritone, 8 minutes, revised 2007 

Orders for two flutes, guitar, piano, violin and cello, 7 minutes, premiered by New Music Ensemble, San Francisco Conservatory, March 2001

Op. 29 for string quartet and soprano, 8 minutes, premiered by UM Graduate String Quartet and Katherine Weissenberg, Ann Arbor, December 2001

C6 for guitar solo, 6 minutes, commissioned by Merkin Hall, premiered by Jorge Caballero, Merkin Hall, NY, February 2000
C6.mp3 played by Jorge Caballero

Piano Concerto #1, 18 minutes, read by Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in August 1999, Jonathan Stockhammer cond., Stephan Wirth piano.

Pannonia Boundless for string quartet, 7 minutes, commissioned by Kronos Quartet, premiered in 1998, first recorded for Nonesuch, CD Caravan, in 1999, published by Boosey & Hawkes in 2007.  
Pannonia Boundless.mp3 played by TAJJ Quartet.

String Quartet #2, 14 minutes, premiered by Kronos Quartet at the Vienna Staatsoper, July 1997.  Released on Pannonia Boundless by TAJJ Quartet in 2009.  Released on Pannonia Boundless, SKCNS, 2009.
String Quartet #2.mp3 played by TAJJ Quartet

Vladimir Trio for flute, violin and viola, 9 minutes, commissioned and premiered by Trio Ad Libitum in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia in April 1997, revised 2004.
 Vladimir Trio.mp3 excerpt played by Ad Libitum Trio

Duo Uran for clarinet in B flat and viola, 7 minutes, premiered by NYU Summer Courses in Composition Fellows in June 1996.
Duo Uran.mp3 played by Dusica Polovina and Nikola Srdic

Elegy for N.N. for soprano and chamber ensemble, 12 minutes, premiered at the San Francisco Conservatory in May 1996.

Air and Fugue for percussion, harp, and harpsichord, 8 minutes, premiered at the San Francisco Conservatory in May 1996.

String Quartet #1, 13 minutes, premiered by Sausalito String Quartet in San Francisco in December 1995.  Released on Pannonia Boundless, SKCNS, 2009.
String Quartet #1.mp3 played by TAJJ Quartet

Times for orchestra, 14 minutes, premiered by San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra at Herbst Theater in May 1996, Michael Morgan cond.; played by Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in Czech Republic in June 1997, Jiry Micula cond., recorded for Vienna Modern Masters CD series in 1997.

Larry Is Not With Us Any More for brass quintet, 7 minutes, written in 1994, premiered by Brass People in Belgrade (Yugoslavia) in May 1995.  Dedicated to Frank Zappa.
Larry Is Not With Us Anymore.mp3 played by Brass People, Novi Sad

Kaleidoscope for orchestra, 15 minutes

Fairy’s Song for string ensemble, 10 minutes

Tale for cello and piano, 8 minutes, premiered by Magdolna Sebenyi and Aleksandra Vrebalov at the Tchaikowsky Conservatory in Moscow in 1991.

Four Riders for mixed choir, 7 minutes, premiered by Jeunesse Musicale Choir of Novi Sad, Eugen Gvozdanovic cond. in Novi Sad 1990, won Best Contemporary Piece Performance with the same choir.

Neizvest for oboe and piano, 15 minutes, premiered by Borislav Cicovacki and Milena Brkic in Novi Sad in 1990.

Night on the Reef for tenor and piano, 8 minutes, premiered by Slavoljub Kocic and Svetozar Kovacic in Novi Sad in 1989.

My Hunger is Eternal for baritone, flute and piano, 7 minutes, premiered by Sasha Kovachevic, Sonja Antunic and Milena Brkic in Novi Sad in 1989.

Birth of Christ - The Prayer of the Blind for mixed choir, 8 minutes, premiered by Academy of Arts Choir, prof. Boris Chernogubov cond., in Novi Sad in 1988, recorded for Academy of Arts Audio Chronicle in 1990. 
Rodjenje Hristovo.mp3, perf. by Academy of Arts Choir, prof. Boris Chernogubov cond.

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The Widow’s Broom