*Some of these works are free for download and performance. If not, check to see if there is link to the publisher where you can purchase the work. Otherwise, just contact me and I will send you the entire score. You can download this file to see a few examples of the scores.
CONTEMPORARY & FOLKLORIC CONFLUENT WORKS
Quociente - Premiered in April of 2012 by Greg Beyer and the NIU Bau House in Dekalb, IL. Written for six berimbaus, this work is constructed of linear polyrhythms resolving to their representative intervals. For example, an interval of a perfect 5th is a rhythmic relationship of three to two. In Quociente, this may be heard by two berimbauistas performing a rhythm of 3:2 that lands on a perfect 5th – as the rhythm cycles back around. The piece layers this idea throughout and uses much more complicated rhythmic and intervallic relationships, which equals fun. Read more here.
Music for Botany - Premiered in December of 2011 in Tempe, AZ. Written for maracas, caxixí, and pre-recorded audio, this is an original work of mine and part of an ongoing project to develop music of a granular synthesis (electronic and acoustic, of course). As the name may imply, it is modeled after Steve Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood. Read my notes from the score and my doctoral thesis excerpt to understand the relationship to Reich’s work while maintaining musical styles of Venezuela. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you wish to perform this piece. I’ll gladly send you a copy of the score along with the audio accompaniment file. I also have written out an ensemble version (1 pair of maracas and 4 pairs of caxixí) if you prefer a chamber setting. Listen below and read more here.
Ionically Charged Harmonics - This is a graphic score of any length for at least three instruments (3 groups required) and any length of time. Performers must agree on the method of “counting” each page – that’s why the header blocks are left blank. The work is still in its early stages and I’ll try to have more on this work as it continues to evolve.
…which really means I need to sit down and finish writing it…
Traveling Music for Quartet, No. 2 - Another three movement piece with similar compositional ideas from Quartet No. 1. The work is for Oboe, Bassoon, Viola, and Cello. 9’30″ (2005)
Aurora Borealis - This work is for string orchestra (quartet + double bass) and was inspired by the Polish composer, Wojcieck Kilar’s Orawa. 8’40″ (2004)
Traveling Music for Quartet, No. 1 - This three movement piece grew out of a composition assignment I had during my first year in college. The work is for Soprano Saxophone, French Horn, Bassoon, and Double Bass. I originally was experimenting with the timbres of the three wind instruments: brass, single reed, and double reed. But after several years of tweaking and more tweaking, I’ve decided that substituting an oboe for the soprano sax is completely fine with me…
Arrangements & other WORKS
The Road to You - Premiered in February of 2004 in Boone, NC. This arrangement of a delicate Pat Metheny ballad is now published and available from Bachovich Music Publications. It’s arranged for solo vibraphone and completely written out – so for all you non-improvisers, never fear.
The arrangement follows a typical A-B-A form with A being the clear statements of the melody. Although this is a completely written-out arrangement, the B section takes on the archetypal improvisatory portion of the work. One of the challenges the performer must overcome is to sustain a chord while highlighting the melody using advanced dampening techniques. But you will find that the vibraphone’s mellow nature is exceptional for illustrating this work.
El Sueño - A recently published and original work for steel band. This tune began many years ago for a small fusion group and now has evolved into a full-blown steel band chart. Contact Engine Room Publishing, Inc. for obtaining the score and parts.
El Sueño is a work about the surrealist nature of a dream – toying with expectations. In this case, it is the expectation of what will come next given the particular genre of music. Sometimes a new section is immediately recognized, while other times the music morphs into the new material.