Compositions

Above Photo: © 2015 Brian McMillen


Note: Incomplete composition list and some works have been lost to time.

In-Process

  • Camera Shudder for string quintet (inspired by Jin Zhu) [2009-2011]
  • The Piano Chess Game Series 1-4 for solo piano (dedicated to Arthur Jarvinen and James Tenney). [Game 1 2001]

Solo

  • Absence of One (live improvisation / recording, a.piano with mogue R.) [2005]
  • Grind Your Teeth On (studio / recording, electronics ) [2004]
  • She Loves Another (raw and affected mix) (studio / recording,fuzz e.bass) [2003]
  • Interviewing Grandpa: dedicated to George Wilhem Leikam (recording, realized audio) [2003]
  • Goodbye for Now (studio / recording, electronics) [2001]
  • Hades Descent (long play loop) (studio / recording, electronics) [2001]
  • Near The Lake of Consciousness, pt. 1+2 (long play loop) (studio / recording, electronics) [2001]
  • Adrift In The Void (long play loop) (studio / recording, electronics) [2001]
  • The Piano Chess Games (1 of 4) (notated, a.piano) [2001]
  • Asian Bells (studio / recording, electronics) [2001]
  • Death Crawl (studio / recording, electronics) [2001]
  • Tweak, Twitch, Smile (studio / recording, electronics) [2001]
  • A Neu-Clear Day: dedicated to George W. Bush, spring 2001 (live improvisation / recording, a.piano) [2001]
  • Black as AC / DC (notated / recording, harp) [2001]
  • “Charged By Rage, Chad!” (live improvisation / graphic notated, edited audio sequence with e.bass) [2000]
  • Modern Smoking (performance art / installation) [1999]
  • “Pierre, Is That You?” (studio / recording, edited audio sequence) [1999]
  • Little Elliot Stanley Walking Home (notated / recording, a.piano) [1998]
  • “Hello Coleman, Harry That Is!” (dual title – graphic notated / live improvisation / recording, a.piano) AND “For Those Who Have Come Before!” (dual title – graphic notated / live improvisation / recording, a.piano) [1998]
  • Traffic Walk (studio / recording, altered a.piano) [1997]
  • Mood Ladders (studio / recording, altered a.piano) [1997]
  • Heiwz (studio / recording, altered a.piano) [1997]
  • Society’s Autumn (studio / recording, e. bass with Moog Rogue) [1996]
  • Sonic Fluid (studio / recording, e. bass with Moog Rogue) [1996]
  • Working In Oils (studio / recording, electronics) [1996]
  • Lakeside In Winter (studio / recording, electronics) [1996]
  • Cheese Filler (studio / recording, e.bass) [1996]
  • Walking On a Prairie with The Sky Up Ahead (notated, a.piano) [1994]
  • Opus 1 (FNM, live improvisation, a. piano) [1988]

Duet

  • Downfall and Happiness of Falling in-Love (live improvisation / recording, a.piano and trumpet) [2006]
  • Fremd Soundings (live improvisation / recording, Moog Rogue and a.piano / voice) [2006]
  • Womb (live improvisation / recording, Moog Rogue and a.piano / voice) [2005]
  • Farewell To My Dear Friend, A (notated, commissioned / viola and cello) [2005]
  • Fish Trousers Duet (notated /snare drum and bass drum) [2005]
  • For Voice & Body (text notated / duet voice ) [2004]
  • Piano with Furniture (live improvisation / double edged axe, chair, percussive a. piano) [2000]
  • Death Rolling By (studio / recording, edited audio sequence) [1999]
  • Painting In Blue, In A Yellow Dream (notated, sketch / studio recording, for two trombones) [1998]
  • Sailing Towards Charybdis (notated, sketch / studio recording, for 6 tympannis, Tam Tam, bowed cymbal, and pitched bowl) [1998]

Trio

  • 3, 2, 1 … Live (studio / recording, Moog Rogue / e. bass, drums / percussion, drumset / sampler) [2007]
  • Santa Cruz (live / recording, fuzz e.bass, drumset, e. guitar) [2006]
  • Impairment of Self (live improvisation, a.piano, choreographed with duo dance) [2001]
  • Done with Elbow (live improvisation, a. piano, choreographed with duo dance) [2000]
  • Impressions of John Cale’s España (live improvisation, a. piano, choreographer / producer, modern dancers) [2000]

Quartet

  • Beating Your Love Into Death (theatre notated / recording, conductor, trumpet, flute, e.cello) [2001]

Quintet

  • Beating Your Love Into Death, Revised (theatre notated / recording, trumpet, flute, e.cello, dancer) [2005]
  • Get That Damn Music Away From Me! (live improvisation, a.piano with four assistances) [2000]
  • Observing the Heart (live improvisation / recording, trumpet, trumpet, alto sax, congas, K5000s) [1999]

Sextet

  • Making Contact with Saturn (live improvisation / recording, Moog Rogue / K5000s, synthesizers, Theremin, amped violin, laptop, drumset) [2005]
  • Observations of a Tortured Soul (live improvisation / graphic notated / recording, string sextet with white noise) [1999]

Octet

  • We Are Not Installing A Toilet Here (live improvisation / recording, Moog Rogue, drumset, theremin / telegraph, laptop, laptop, voice, voice processing, laptop) [2006]

Nonet

  • ClockStringSwoB (graphic notated / conducted / recording, string nontet) [1999]

10+ Large Ensemble

  • When Sleep Gets In The Way (notated, small orchestra) [2001]
  • Cut-Ups (inside) (text notated, recording, conductor and 21 voices) [1999]

Brap | brap (v): to get together, hook up electronic instruments, get high, and record.

cEvin Key

  • Brap – Finale: Graduation Concerpt, Set II (brap / recording, electronics trio, violin, alto saxophone, prepared piano) [2001]
  • Brap – after 22 + before 24 (brap / recording, electronics quartet) [2001]
  • Tweak, Twitch, Smile (brap / recording, electronics solo) [2001]