Works are listed in reverse chronological order.
This list is not comprehensive, omitting numerous songs, rock and jazz compositions, collaborations, works written for specific projects with other artists, and works that are included in books or collections.
Most of the works listed below are available from Leisure Planet Music. Some are designated as "unpublished", usually for practical reasons.
ENDLESS BUMMER, Parts I, II & III (1999 - 2003) bass and guitar; 12 string electric guitar, bass, soprano voice or monophonic keyboard, 2 male voices; 2 guitars. Duration open ended (much repetition is possible).
RAKE (2003) unaltered real-time ambient recording. 30 minutes
TIMEPEACE - a piece for a time for peace (2003) amplified analog time pieces and assorted small sounds. 1 hour or more
THE INVISIBLE GUY - a real soundtrack for an imaginary spy film (2003) music for 2 guitars (sometimes guitar & bass), keyboards, drum set/percussion, occasional vocals, with accompanying texts. 45 minutes
NIGHTHAWKS - a staged song cycle on paintings by Edward Hopper (2002) keyboards, guitar, acoustic bass, euphonium & trombone, male and female voices (sung and spoken), with stage set and projections. 50 minutes
TANGO SUBURBIO (2002) string quartet. 6 minutes
SYMPHONY FOR BROKEN STRINGS (2002) 3 (or multiples of 3) electric guitars. 10 minutes
SUMO I - VII (2002) a suite of very short pieces for tenor saxophone, piano, electric bass, and drum set. 2½ minutes total
ONE TO TANGO (Twylyte's Theme, from The Invisible Guy) (2002) piano solo. 2½ minutes
SGT. PEKKER, the Complete Scores (2001) 30 humorous songs in the manner of the Beatles (all of the music and lyrics from the Sgt. Pekker CD, with complete orchestrations. 56 minutes
APARTING, for piano (2000) performance installation for piano and technician(s). ca. 12 hours
TUACA - outdoor ritual music for 3 percussionists (2000) 3 simantrons. 10 - 12 minutes
A CONSPIRACY OF CROWS (2000) 3 oboes or members of the oboe family (similar or different). 20 minutes
CARBON, 1999 (1999) bass clarinet solo with two digital delays, or 3 bass clarinets. 11 minutes. (This is an adaptation of CARBON, for bass clarinet solo, from 1982)
AMBULANT MUSIC, FOR ERIK SATIE: A Journal In Music,
1999 (1999) 365 entries for the year, including
fragments, sketches, jokes, songs, miniatures, visual works, and independent
pieces for piano solo and chamber ensembles, some of which are listed separately
in this page.
SERIOUS IMMOBILITIES, Petit (1999) 84 variations on Satie's Vexations. Piano solo, mostly culled from SERIOUS IMMOBILITIES Part One. 75 minutes
DREAM CRUSH MUSIC: RAW (1999) 2 organs, electric violin, percussion (2 "kick" drums, concert bass drum, chromatic bell plates). 12 minutes
FOUR ROSICRUCIAN PRELUDES (1999) piano solo. 8 minutes
THREE GYMNOPÉDIES (1999) violin or viola, piano, percussion (vibraphone & crotales). 12 minutes
ENDLESS BUMMER, Part I (1999) bass and guitar. 3 minutes to...(lots of repetition possible, even desirable)
THE FLUTE OF SHAME (1999) flute solo. 8 minutes. Note: there is no written score for this work, which was conceived for transmission by oral tradition.
LITTLE HUMILIATIONS (1999) selected variations from Serious Immobilities (1997). 2 speaking and singing pianists. 20 minutes
THE HOLE-FLOW SYMPHONY (1997) first realization for live electronics, violin, bass clarinet, trombone, harmonica. 35 minutes
SERIOUS IMMOBILITIES, Complete (1997) 840 variations on Satie's Vexations. Piano solo with occasional spoken and sung texts. 24 hours
SERIOUS IMMOBILITIES, Part One (1997) 210 variations on Satie's Vexations. Piano solo with occasional spoken and sung texts. 6 hours
NO BLUES (1997) chromatic harmonica solo with digital
delay. 7 minutes. NOTE: There is no written score for this. It was realized
and performed by the composer on various occasions, and recorded on Erase
the Fake (Some Over History, O.O. Discs)
[no score published]
PIZZICATO (1996) cello solo. 6 minutes
WHITE LIGHTS LEAD TO RED (1996) fl, b.cl, pno, 2 perc, vln, vc. 10 minutes
BROKEN OSTINATO (1996) 2 pianos, left hand, OR 2 guitars (electric, acoustic, or classical). 8 minutes
OUT OF THE BLUE (1996) solo for 8 tuned steel bell plates, or chimes. 3 minutes
ISOLUMINARIES (1995) fl, b.cl, perc, pno, vln, vc. 12 minutes
SOLVING, FOR X(tet) (1995) fl, b.cl, bsn, perc, pno, hp, vln, vla, vc, cb. 2 minutes
THE MEANING OF THE TREAT (1995) piano solo. 8 minutes
CHASING THE DEVIL (1995) 4 melody instruments, perc, low instrument, bass instrument. 12 minutes
MICROSCOPERAS (1995) electric chord organ, recitation. 8minutes
THE ATEN (1995) vln (or clarinet), pno, bass (acoustic
or elec), drum set/gongs. 8 - 20 minutes
(Through-composed version is 8 minutes. Improvisation optional in some sections)
BE GOOD TO YOUR FINGERS AND THEY WON'T KILL YOU (1994) cl, bsn, vla, cb, perc. 8 minutes
TYPOPERA (backseat driving with a Kurt Schwitters
roadmap) (1993-94) composed in collaboration
with Eve Beglarian and James Rohrig. Text-sound, music, and theater. 3
or more performers.
GOD B's LULLABY (from TypOpera) (1994) voice (any register) and piano.Text by James Merrill. 4 minutes
BREAKING THE CHINK (1993) sop sax, bari sax, b.cl, tbn, kbd, 2 perc, vln, vla, 2 elec gtrs, elec bass. 13 minutes
GHATAM (1992-93) composed in collaboration with Robert Fernandez and M.B. Gordy for handmade ceramic instruments by Stephen Freedman. 55 minutes
BONG'S OTHER GARBO (from Ghatam) (1993) percussion trio, unspecified unpitched instruments. 6 minutes
BONG'S GARBO (1993) trio for hand-held gongs. 4 minutes
JALTARONG (from Ghatam) (1992) percussion trio for 26 porcelain bowls or flower pots. 12 -15 minutes
TOYS DO NOT WALK AND TALK (1992) amplified violin, electric guitar, electric bass, bass clarinet. Later revised and recorded in a version for amplified violin, electric bass, bass clarinet, and trombone. 7 minutes.
CLEAN YOUR GUN - version for string quartet (1992) 5½ minutes
THE MODULUS OF ELASTICITY (1992) viola (solo) and chamber ensemble: vln, krummhorn (or ob), perc, b.cl, bsn, vc. 16 minutes
LITTLE DEATHS (1991) three readers and television set. Texts by Stephen Freedman. 7 minutes
CLEAN YOUR GUN (1991) violin, chromatic harmonica, cello, baritone saxophone (all amplified). 6 minutes
PHILIFOR HONEYCOMBED WITH CHILDISHNESS (1991) oboe (solo) and chamber ensemble: picc, b.cl, pno, 3 perc, vln, vc, cb. 20 minutes
TRIO WITH TIME MACHINES (1990) 3 glocks, 3 ratchets, 3 kitchen timers (3 players). 12minutes
BENCH ADS WORK (1990) slide guitar. 1 minute
THE PACES OF YU (1990) berimbau and homemade percussion instruments. 5 players. 19 minutes
THE VULTURE'S GARDEN (1990) fl/picc, cl/bs cl, pno, 2 perc, vln, vc. Some re-orchestration possible. 13 minutes
THE QUEEN OF SPAIN (1988-90) 2 electronic hpschds
(midi kybds), 2 perc (bass drums, crotales). 3 movements. 13 minutes.
1st mvmt may be performed alone (2 kbds, 1 bass drum). 6 minutes
EDIBLE BLACK INK (1989) 3 duets: elec gtr, elec bass; OR mba, elec bass. 4 minutes
MURPHY-NIGHTS (a coda to "Johnny Sprays") (1989) bari sax, perc, synth, elec vln, elec bass, optional solo instrument. 12 minutes
GOLDBEATER'S SKIN (1988) version for violin. 8½ minutes
THE FIFTEEN FINGERS OF DOCTOR WU (1987) oboe. 6 minutes
GOLDBEATER'S SKIN (1987) bsn (or b.cl), ratchet, glock, synth, vln, vc. 8½ minutes
GOLDBEATER'S SKIN (1987) clarinet or bass clarinet. 8½ minutes
35½ MINUTES FOR GAYLORD MOWREY (1987) solo
performer, amplified prepared piano, live and pre-recorded video, and refreshments.
[unpublished] - although it could be realized with a new video tape
THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES (1987) 2 pianos. 9 minutes
EGYPTIAN TWO-STEP (1986) picc (b.fl), chrom. harm, bari sax, pno, mba, 2 spray cans, elec bass. 6 minutes
A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS (1986) pno, prepared pno, perc (1 or 2 players). 14 minutes
MASS DEATH OF A SCHOOL OF SMALL HERRING (The Natural History of "Deductible Rooms") (1986) chamber orchestra: picc, b.fl, e flat cl/b flat cl, b.cl, bsn/cbsn, hn, tbn, tba, 2 perc, stgs (4/4/3/3/2). 11 minutes
ELECTRIC JESUS (1985) large ensemble and juvenile piano soloist: b.fl, ob, 2 b.cls, bsn/cbsn, tpt, hn, tbn, b.tbn, tba, 3 perc, pno, vln, vla, 2 vc, elec bass. 35 minutes
IVAN, WHERE ARE YOU RUNNING TO? (1985) bass clarinet,
harmonica, percussion, piano, organ, cello, electric bass, steel pipes,
texts, and amplified heartbeats. 9 players. 14 minutes.
ADULT PARTY GAMES FROM THE LEISURE PLANET (1975-85) a collection of hard-to-categorize works, including instrumental solos, structured improvisations, conceptual pieces, and texts that could motivate performance.
DEDUCTIBLE ROOMS (1982) marimba. 7 minutes
CARBON (1982) bass clarinet. 11 minutes
RAISON D'ETRE (1981) marimba and vibraphone (1 player). 6½ minutes
PROSTHESIS (1981) "false piece" for anything or nothing. No duration to infinity
THE DOOR THAT DOESN'T OPEN (1981) marimba solo
with amplified heartbeat. ca. 5 minutes
[unpublished] - although it has been performed a couple of times. It just presents some peculiar physical and technological challenges, so it's not for everyone.
VISCOUS LININGS (1981) clste, vla, b.cl, perc. 13 minutes
MERCURY AT RIGHT ANGLES (1980) celeste. 6 minutes
SOLUBLE FURNITURE (1980) piano. 6½ minutes
THROUGH BIRDS, THROUGH FIRE, BUT NOT THROUGH GLASS (1979) percussion quartet (including piano). 12 minutes
VOTE OF CONFIDENCE (1979) trio for amplified triangles.
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