Aurora (2007) for solo male flautist deals with blurring the line between performer and instrument. The piece evolves over a series of one breath long phrases and fuses traditional playing with singing and extended techniques to create a sonic hybrid between the flute and the flautist.
Portrait of a Viola (2007) is a concerto for Viola and woodwind quartet. The woodwinds imitate the sound of the viola through voicings informed by FFT analysis. This results in gradual, subtle changes in overtones that causes the listener to focus on the structure of the sound. Portrait of a Viola (excerpt)
Schweinskoteletten Mit Bratwurst Und Kartoffeln (2006) for tenor and piano is a theatrical art song setting the recipe for a German dish in a quirky way. The goal behind this piece was to start with a text that is completely anticlimactic and instructive and then give it a dramatic, or in this case comedic, character.
Second Transmutation (2006) is a percussion trio for hand drums. The piece revolves around gradual timbre changes and the eventual shift from playing to speaking.
Sanctuary (2005) is a work for SATB a cappella choir based on a mosostic I had written. This piece employed some stylistic references to Bulgarian music while formally depicting the key word from the mosoctic in a number of ways.
Emotions (2005) for solo violin demonstrates my early exploration with the timberal possibilities of string instruments.