Danserye VI (a rabid rose)

https://apricitymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/20201211_danserye.mp3 Full Score The concept of this piece is heavily influenced by Julius Eastman’s Gay Guerrilla, which famously repurposes a Lutheran chorale as an emblem for gay martyrdom. "Eastman’s performances transformed societal refuse (excrement, homosexuality, drag performance) into something highly valued, ritualized, and sacred. [...] The profane aspects of deviant sexuality are recuperated through a… Read More


  https://apricitymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Chambers_Cryptogram_for_Jazz_Quintet_and_Wind_Symphony.mp3 Chambers Cryptogram for Jazz Quintet and Wind Symphony   Born in 1991 in Hurricane, West Virginia, Eli Chambers developed a passion and curiosity for music at an early age: by first grade, he was taking guitar and piano lessons, singing and acting onstage with a local theatre company, and building his own percussion… Read More


"Overgrowth" by Sergei Kofman performed at the 2019 Atlantic Music Festival New Music Concert, by the AMF Contemporary Music Ensemble Flute: Leo Sussman Clarinet: Celeste Markey Piano: Kathy Lee Violin: Kimberly Durflinger Cello: Isidora Nojkovic Overgrowth Full Score Program Note There is a garden, full of weeds. They grow wild and uncotrolled, having covered almost… Read More

The Nightmare in the Woods

The Nightmare in the Woods Full Score Commentary The Nightmare in the Woods (for Pierrot ensemble) is the first piece containing wind and string instruments I've composed. This piece was created with a few unorthodox elements including visual aids (courtesy of Connor Trammel) and some theatrical elements to demonstrate a horror themed story about kids.… Read More


Connotation Full Score Description Connotation is the idea associated with a certain word or in this case, a composition. Being such a vague concept, The composition can represent the clash of ideas that Somesh experienced through his numerous months writing the piece.The typical song has one theme to satisfy the audience, but Connotation embraces the… Read More


https://apricitymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Raghs-Recording.mp3   Raghs Full Score Description Raghs (the Farsi word for dance) is a celebration of Persian dance music and an exploration of my Iranian heritage. Raghs was premiered on May 7, 2019 at the UCLA Spring Undergraduate Composition Concert, Jan Popper Theater, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. The performers in this recording are: Alice Townsend… Read More

“freeze-frame, or: the beauty myth”

This piece was performed for the CLUTCH II Recital Series on November 12, 2019 at the Butler School of Music in Austin, TX. Camera shutter – stutter, flash, click-ck and s-snap. A cinematographic technique in which a single frame shows repeatedly, producing a static shot that resembles a still photograph. “freeze-frame, or: the beauty myth”… Read More

Dances from a White Wicker Drawer

  Dances from a White Wicker Drawer Full Score "Dances from a White Wicker Drawer" is about memories, or rather what’s left of them. One of the first patients I had met as a hospice patient support volunteer was a once-vibrant woman named Alice (name changed), who was suffering from late-stage Alzheimer’s disease, a disease… Read More