Selected Compositions

Like Lisa (1991), computer-generated tape. Barnard College, New Music Festival, New York, 1991. As sound installation for theater collage “Daydreams of Violent Revolution” Downtown Art Company, New York, NY, 1991. Mandeville Recital Hall, La Jolla, CA, March 1992. Released on Sonic Comix: works by Renee T. Coulombe, on the Nena Dreams label, 1998.

 

Piano Outtakes (Piano Take-Out) (1991 rev. 2000), 2-channel tape. OPEN SPACE label, disc OS 12, 2000. Broadcast on “Foldover” (Radio Program) on WOBC 91.5FM, Oberlin, OH, October 1, 2001.

 

Satori (2000), for amplified violin and voice. Written for violinist Mark Menzies, 175 East Performance Spaces: Auckland, New Zealand, August 6, 2000 and Wellington, August 8, 2000. Roy O Disney Hall, California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, CA, October 4, 2000. Broadcast and webcast on Concert FM 92.5, December 2000. Juried selection, “Feminist Theory and Music 6,” Boise State University, July 5, 2001. Southwest Chamber Music, Composer Portrait Series: New Music in the 21st Century. Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena January 19, 2003. Transforming Voices Women’s listening Room Event, California State University, Fullerton Recital Hall, March 27, 2003.

 

The Ten Thousand Things (2001), amplified cello and prepared piano. Commissioned for “Music and Identity in the Third Millennium,” University of California, Riverside, November 3, 2001. Supported with a grant from the Ford Foundation through the Center for Ideas and Society. Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute for the Arts, February 27th 2002.

 

New Media/New Work (2002), a concert-length, collaborative, digital-intermedia performance work for 15 players. Performance Lab, UC Riverside, April 5, 2002. Roy O. Disney Hall, California Institute for the Arts, on October 9, 2002.

 

We Share Something (2002), for 8-channel tape, California Institute for the Arts, October 9, 2002. Also at: Spectrum New Music Festival, First United Methodist Church, Santa Barbara, CA, May 24, 2003. (refereed selection), Third Annual “Women in New Music” Festival, California State University, Fullerton, March 13, 2004. (refereed selection) “SongLines” Series, Mills College, Oakland, CA. October 26, 2005. (refereed selection), “Women’s Electroacoustic Listening Room” at Sparkfest, University of Minnesota, February 26, 2006. (refereed selection), “WEALR@UCR” UC Riverside, May 24, 2006.

 

Cut (2004), for recorded samples, live electronics, live video feed, live-action drawing, and dancer. With Vuslat and Ilknur Demirkoparan, and David Horvitz. Performed at Technika Radika Festival, San Diego, January 30, 2004.

 

SSfff (2007), for 2-channel audio and video installation. Composed for High and Dry, Concert of new media. Riverside Music Authority and Open Fist Theater. March 1, 2007 at Open Fist Theater, Los Angeles, CA.

 

12th Consciousness (2009), DVD audio-video installation. Published on Sounding Out! (Everglade, 2010) DVD in 5.1 surround, featuring new works by Mara Helmuth, Kristin Nordeval, Anna Rubin, Linda Dusman and Madelyn Byrne.   Concert Premiere in New York, NY at Roulette, January 23, 2010.  Installation premiere at the International Computer Music Conference on June 1­3, 2010, SUNY Stony Brook, New York.  Also presented by invitation at the 9TH Annual New Music Festival, California State University, Fullerton, March 13, 2010. Available on Amazon and Everglade.

 

badland revelations (2011), for fixed digital audio, live audio processing, video installation and live piano performance.  Premiered in the Performing HeArts program, Palomar College in San Marcos, CA on November 22, 2011.  An edited version also performed at Mesa College for the Recital Hour series, San Diego CA October 11, 2012.

 

Pots and pans and empty shoes (2013), immersive fixed audio and prepared piano composition for Chapul’LA: an evening of performance art by visual artists, performers and writers on recent events in Turkiye, produced in conjunction with the Los Angeles Gezi Forum.  Premiered at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA.  September 14, 2013.  Also presented at the Mesa College Recital Hour, November 6, 2013.

 

Sympathetic Resonance (2014-2016) suite for prepared piano and electronics.  This 4-movement concert-length work for solo prepared piano and electronics celebrates the piano’s pivotal role in the history western music, its prevalence as sound source for musicians and artists, as well as the remarkable technology of the instrument itself.  Three movements of the work in progress premiered at Mesa College, San Diego on November 12, 2014.  Full length performances begin in 2016 at the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music at Queens’ University, Belfast (November 24-28, 2016.  Performance as a part of Sympathetic Resonance: And Evening of Improvised Alchemy at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA  December 9 and 10, 2016.  Audio and video of the performance at Highways to be published by Banshee Media.

 

1x2x3=Nem!* (2007), for gamelan orchestra, improvising pianist and drummer, and live electronics. Premiered by UCR Gamelan Orchestra, René T.A. Lysloff, director, with Sapto Raharjo, guest director and lead drummer, University Theater, University of California, Riverside, June 8, 2007. I performed as improvising pianist and singer for this premiere.

@ Sonorities in the SARC, Belfast, November 28, 2016