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Nomad Suite

Year composed: 2019 Instrumentation: flute, guitar Duration (approx.): 10′ NOTES: Commissioned by and dedicated to the Cerulean Duo: Sarah Tiedman, flute, and Mario Diaz, guitar i. cacti dreams ii. desert nocturne iii. hit the road PERUSAL SCORE Coming soon. PROGRAM NOTES All who wander aren’t necessarily lost, and those who are lost might not have been wandering in […]

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Oh, Moon

Year composed: 2019 Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano, alto sax, viola (optional), and fixed media Duration (approx.): 8′ NOTES: Commissioned by and dedicated to Megan Ihnen and Alan Theisen. Mezzo range – Ab3 – F5 PERUSAL SCORE Copyright © Jay Derderian Music Publishing (ASCAP), 20198. All Rights Reserved.

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Ludic Loops

Year composed: 2018 Instrumentation: piano, marimba Duration (approx.): 10′ NOTES: Commissioned by and dedicated to the L+M Duo. Performers must be proficient in both piano and marimba. The two performers switch places during the course of the piece. An alternate version wherein both performers remain at their designated instrument is currently being developed. Contact the composer […]

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Begin, again

Year composed: 2018 Instrumentation: 2 violins, viola, cello, and projected images Duration (approx.): 8′ NOTES: Commissioned by Polish Festival of Portland, Oregon for its celebration of the Centenary of modern Poland’s Independence. Images must be projected via a projector and screen with the use of Power Point, or possibly other means (contact the composer if you have questions […]

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The People They Think We Are

Year composed: 2018 Instrumentation: piano, fixed media (pre-recorded sound on .mp3 player or CD), and video Duration (approx.): 20′ NOTES: Commissioned by and dedicated to Kathy Supove. Video segments may be omitted if it’s logistically unfeasible to incorporate them. AUDIO PERUSAL SCORE PROGRAM NOTES My great-grandmother arrived in the United States in 1913 escaping the atrocities of the […]