“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

Don’t Let Me Down

  Commentary This performance was at the U.S. Open for West Coast Swing - a type of partner dance. My partner, Joel Torgeson, and I spent around 5-6 months working on it and competed in the Showcase Division at the Open. The piece was choreographed by Benji Schwimmer, the winner of season 2 of So… Read More


Soloists: Ajay Thatte, Sumedha Nag and Rupasri Shankar Arranged by: Rupasri Shankar Filmed by: Emran Shafaq Edited by: Anne Chow Audio Recording and Production: William Valero (@willsir3) Bheege About the Artist Anne Chow has been in love with storytelling and music her whole life. She is currently in her third year at the University of Texas… Read More

Two Variations on a Theme by Sousa

https://apricitymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Clutch_ENS_11-12-2019_Nell_TwoVariationsOnAThemeBySousa.wav Two Variations on a Theme by Sousa Full Score "Two Variations on a Theme by Sousa" is a playful expansion of the first few seconds of one of John Phillip Sousa's famous marches, "The Fairest of the Fair." The piece was conceived during a car ride; I was overcome with inspiration by a particular… Read More

Random Road

Random Road by Collin Kemeny (b. 1995) performed at the 13th Annual Colorado Composers Concert Flute: Sonya Yeaker-Meeks Clarinet: Brian Ebert Violin: Sarah Whitnah Piano: Joshua Sawicki Cello: Jake Saunders Percussion: Rachel Hargroder Conductor: Richard vonFoerster Program Note Random Road is the first piece to a suite that captures the composer’s nostalgia for his old… Read More

Songs of Uncertainty – II. snow, ice, burning sand

  Songs of Uncertainty is a song cycle in four parts, written for two sopranos and mixed chamber ensemble set with poems from writer and poet Stephen Crane's The Black Riders and Other Lines (1895). While the poems date back over a century, its themes remain strongly relevant today. Our search for something idealized and… Read More