Selected Compositions and Projects

COMPOSITIONS                                                                                                  

Large Ensemble

  • Wind Ensemble and Electronics: Neon Skyline Revisited – c. 10min
    • commissioned by Eastern Wind Ensemble (2012)
  • Big Band: A Together-Colored Instant
    • performed by Jazz East Community Big Band (2002)

Chamber Music

  • Flute, Saxophone, Double Bass, Percussion: Along the river’s edge (2015) – c. 4½ min
    • performed at Sonic Boom Festival 2016 (Vancouver Pro Musica)
  • Brass Trio: Where Three Are Gathered (2015) – c. 10 min
    • performed at Simon Fraser University, November 2015
  • Open Instrumentation: Alternate Takes (2015)
    • performed by the Ethos Collective, May 2015
  • 7 Pieces for Open Instrumentation: A Study in Plaid: An Improvisation Sketchbook (2015)
    Quartet: A Convergence of Perspectives (2015) – c. 11 min
  • Piano Quartet: In the garden’s night… (2014) – c. 10 min
    • performed at Simon Fraser University, November 2014
  • Solo piano: On Fountain Street (2012) – c. 6 min
  • Flute, Clarinet, Double Bass, and String Quartet: Drawing Room Suite (2005) – c. 7 min
  • Violin, Alto Saxophone, Cello: Isosceles Trio (2005) – c. 13 min
  • Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, and Piano – Reinventing the Real (1999) – c. 8 min
    • Third Place, Senior Musical Composition, NL Provincial Arts & Letters Competition
  • Solo Saxophone: Abstract (1998) – c. 4 min
    • Third Place, NL Provincial Arts & Letters Competition
  • Soprano, Flute and Marimba: The Flood-Tide (1997) – c. 3 min
    • First Place, NL Provincial Arts & Letters
  • Trumpet and Piano – Variations for Trumpet and Piano (1996) – c. 11 min
    • First Place, NL Provincial Arts & Letters

Jazz

5 HORNS + 4 RHYTHM:
Blatant Boogie
Cabin Fever
Cherry Hill
Havana Café
Lift-off
Northern Bay
Professor B
Roll With It
2 SAXES + RHYTHM:
Candlestick Jumping
Forgotten Mantra
Some Other Samba
‘Tis Indeed
Thin Ice
What Can I Say?

MISC. (LEAD SHEETS)
Calypso Facto
Deidra’s Dream
Express Post
Good Times
Holding out
In the Middle of it All
Neon Blues
Till We Meet Again
Twilight’s Effect

Electronic and Electroacoustic

ALBUMS
Desiderata (2012)

  1. Desiderata 1
  2. Desiderata 2
  3. Desiderata 3
  4. Desiderata 4
  5. Desiderata 5
  6. Desiderata 6
  7. Desiderata 7
  8. Desiderata 8
  9. Desiderata 9
  10. Desiderata 10

Wayward & Upward (2010):

  1. Prodigal Moon
  2. Underground United
  3. Minerva Revealed
  4. Bring It On
  5. Shakedown In Uptown
  6. 401 Rush
  7. Neon Skyline
  8. Waywardly Mobile
  9. As Night Lifts
  10. The Departure

Grand Schemes (in progress):

  1. Grand Schemes
  2. Bachelor Pad
  3. Desert Flame
  4. Life Lines
  5. Sultry & Sweet
  6. Havana Café
  7. Streetwise
  8. Thin Ice
  9. Frantic Neighbours
  10. Drawing Room Suite

MISCELLANEOUS TRACKS

Biotech Support
Spacesuit in Knots
Not What She Promised
Salve Regina
Zumbahton
Samba Lena
Calling All Co-Conspirators
Han River Reflection

Dance
Quartet (flute, sax, double bass, percussion): Along the river’s edge
• performed at Simon Fraser University (2015)
Electronics: Untitled
• performed at Simon Fraser University (2014)
Quartet (alto saxophone, guitar, bass, drums): A Together-Colored Instant
• commissioned by The Dance Centre, St. John’s, NL (2000)

Film/TV
Short Film: A Life in the Days of Mary 2012
• Mad Mummer Productions
Feature Documentary: The Needle and the Damage Undone 2012
• Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Mad Mummer Productions

Songs
What I See (2012):

1. Set In Stone
2. The Road Ahead
3. Song for Kay
4. Sea of Possibilitiy
5. Reunion Song
6. Just One Song
7. There Was A Time
8. Stolen Youth
9. What I See
10. The Only Thing That’s Real
11. Spring Break

RECORDINGS                                                                                                  

  • Original singer-songwriter album, vocals and piano, What I See 2012
  • Original electrosymphonic album, Wayward & Upward (as Spinoza Gambit) 2010
  • Saxophone, Salt Water Jazz, original jazz compositions by The Dogberries 2009
  • Saxophone, In a Heartbeat, original jazz compositions by Johnston & Lear 2003
  • Saxophone, Meow, cabaret arrangements by Julia Halfyard 2002
  • Tenor, CV Christmas, choral arrangements by Cantus Vocum Chamber Choir 2002
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