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Compositions

Compositions

Theatrical Works


BIRDS IN THE MOON
Traveling chamber opera staged in a mobile state of the art, self-contained, shipping container. Premiere: Spring 2020

Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano, male voice, string quartet and soundscapes

Duration: 70 min


FRANKENSTEIN OPERA

Premiere: Le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie
de Munt, Brussels, Belgium
March 8-20, 2019
Music by Mark Grey
Libretto by Júlia Canosa i Serra
Stage Direction by Alex Ollé Gol (La Fura dels Baus)
Set Design by Alfons Flores
Costume Design by Lluc Castells
Conducted by Bassem Akiki
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Instrumentation: 2(II=Picc).2(II=dbls EHrn).2(II=dbls BClar).2(II=dbls CBsn)–4.3.3(III=BTbn).1–Timp+Perc(3)–Hp–Cel–Sampler Keyboard–Electronic Soundscapes–Cast(7)–SATB Chorus–Full Strings

Duration: 2 hrs 10 min


ACI, GALATEA E POLIFEMO
July 12, 2017 at National Sawdust
as composer, sound designer and video designer
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OTHELLO

for electronic surround soundscapes
Full-length theatrical production
Peter Sellars, director
Premiered at the Wiener Festwochen (Vienna, Austria) in June 2009
German Premiere: June 2009, K15 Festival in Bochum, Germany
U.S. Premiere: September 2009, Public Theater in New York City

Orchestral Works


FRANKENSTEIN SYMPHONY
co-commission with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
Premiere: Atlanta Symphony Hall, February 2016 / Berkeley Symphony, May 2016

Instrumentation: 2(II=Picc).2(II=dbls EHrn).2(II=BClar).2(II=dbls CBsn)–4.3.3(III=BTbn).1–Timp+Perc(3)–Hp–Cel–Full Strings

Duration: 35 min


ĀTASH SORUSHĀN (Fire Angels)
for soprano, tenor and full orchestra
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, conductor
Premiere: March 2014, Atlanta Symphony Hall


AHSHA

Fanfare for Orchestra
Commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, Music Director
In celebration of Robert Spano’s 10th Anniversary as Music Director and Donald Runnicles’ 10th Anniversary as Principal Guest Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – Donald Runnicles, conductor
January 27-29, 2011, Atlanta Symphony Hall


ELEVATION

for solo violin and orchestra
Premiered on July 9, 2006
Colorado Music Festival Orchestra
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Michael Christie, conductor

West coast premiere on August 12, 2006
Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Marin Alsop, conductor


LEVIATHAN
Overture for Orchestra
Premiere: The Green Bay Symphony Orchestra
Donato Cabrera, conductor
March 9, 2013


THE SUMMONS

for orchestra
Premiered September 2007
The Phoenix Symphony
Michael Christie, conductor


PURSUIT

for orchestra
Premiered on July 3, 2005
Colorado Music Festival Orchestra
Michael Christie, conductor

Choral Works


ENEMY SLAYER: A NAVAJO ORATORIO
for baritone, full chorus and large orchestra
Premiered February 2008
The Phoenix Symphony
Scott Hendricks, baritone
Michael Christie, conductor

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THE PLENTIFUL PEACH

for The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
From a story by the great Iranian writer Samad Behrangi, translated and adapted by Niloufar Talebi
Premiere: April 19, 2015
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, CA
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Instrumentation: Children’s Chorus

Duration: 20 min


MUGUNGHWA: ROSE OF SHARON
for solo violin, double chorus and chamber orchestra
A Los Angeles Master Chorale commission
Premiere: March 06, 2011, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon, conductor
Jennifer Koh, violin
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Chamber Ensemble Works


FANTASMAGORIANA
chamber symphony
commissioned by Jacaranda Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic
World Premiere on November 18, 2017
Part of the Noon to Midnight Festival

Instrumentation: Fl.Ob.Cl(dbls BClar).Bsn–Hrn.Tbn–Perc(1)–Vln1.Vln2.Vla.Vc.Cb

Duration: 15 min


AWAKE THE MACHINE ELECTRIC
for chamber symphony
Part of the Minimalist Jukebox Series
Los Angeles Philharmonic; John Adams, conductor
Premiere: April 8, 2014
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Instrumentation: Fl.Ob.Cl.Bsn–Hrn.Tpt.Tbn–Sampler Keyboard–Vln1.Vln2.Vla.Vc.Cb

Duration: 15 min


ĀTASH SORUSHĀN (Fire Angels)
for soprano and chamber orchestra
A Carnegie Hall co-commission with Cal Performances and others
World Premiere: March 29, 2011, Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, New York
West Coast Premiere: April 03, 2011, Cal Performances, Hertz Hall, Berkeley, CA
Music by Mark Grey
Libretto by Niloufar Talebi
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Molly Morkoski, piano and the MEME ensemble
Donato Cabrera, conductor


PROMETHEUS REWIRED
for Calidore String Quartet
Premiere: Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, June 2015

Instrumentation: String Quartet


SPARROW’S ECHO

for string quartet
Premiere recording (2004) by Leila Josefowicz (violin), Airi Yoshioka (violin), Nokuthula Ngwenyama (viola), Nina Lee (cello)


GRINDER

for violin, cello, percussion and electronics
Premiered by The California EarUnit
2001 premiere recording (2004) by Leila Josefowicz, violin; Sophie Shao, cello; David Cossin, percussion


BERTOIA I and BERTOIA II

for string quartet, eight infra-red sensors and live computer processing
Premiered by Kronos Quartet, 2003
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HEAVEN’S LADDER

Part of the Beck Song Reader Project
Atlantic Chamber Ensemble
Music by Beck Hansen
Arrangement by Mark Grey
March 21, 2013


HÖLLENTAL (Hell’s Valley)
for violin and piano
premiered in London 2013
by Mili Leitner, violin


THE ALLURING WAVE
for flute quartet
Areon Flutes
May 2009


THE SLEEPLESS DREAM
for flute, bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello
Premiered on March 27, 2006
commissioned by the California EarUnit for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Minimalist Jukebox Festival 2006


KEMI

for violin, bass clarinet, guitar, sampler, electronic percussion and MIDI marimba
Premiered by The Paul Dresher Ensemble, 2003


SPADEFOOT

for string quartet and live computer processing
Premiered by Kronos Quartet, 1999

Solo Works


SAN ANDREAS SUITE

for solo violin
Premiered October 2004 (performances worldwide)
Leila Josefowicz, violin


SANDS OF TIME

for four celli and live computer processing
Premiered and recorded by Joan Jeanrenaud, 2002

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TWENTY
for Jennifer Koh
Premiere: New York Philharmonic Biennial 2016
May 24 & 31, 2016 and tour worldwide
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BLOOD RED

for cello and live computer processing
Premiered and recorded by Joan Jeanrenaud, 2001


LEFT FOR THE DOGS

for solo violin
Premiered at The New World Symphony – Inside the Music Series, Miami 2007
(with several performances in the U.S.)
Piotr Szewczyk, violin
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A RAX DAWN
for solo piano
World Premiere on April 20, 2009
Symphony Space, Cutting Edge Concerts, New York, NY
European Premiere in February 2010, Le Concours International de Piano d’Orléans, Orléans, France
Molly Morkoski, piano


HAMMERHEAD

for solo piano
Premiered by Marja Mutru, 2000