D. Riley Nicholson     drileyn (at)  gmail.com​

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complete list of works

SHIMMER (2018)

for piano and electronics, 55 mins

premiered by D. Riley Nicholson on January 28, 2018 at the Center for New Music

*recording available

GO (2017)

for electronics, 5 mins

commissioned by Switchboard Music, expanded version commissioned by Post:Ballet

GOLD (2017)

for wind ensemble, 8 mins 

commissioned by the Lake Hamilton Wind Ensemble, Jon Shultz, director 

BEND (2016)

for string trio, 6 mins

premiered by members of Amaranth Quartet at the Center for New Music on December 3rd, 2016

​*recording available

MAGAZINE (2016)

for unaccompanied chorus, 4 mins

premiered by the International Orange Chorale on May 1st, 2016

​*preview available **full live recording available by request

DOORS (2016)

Hallway, Prelude;  Door 1 Closed Door; Door 2 Opening Door; Door 3 Threshold; Door 4 Breaking Door

For percussion and prepared piano sextet, 20 mins, premiered by the SFCM Percussion Ensemble on March 20th, 2016

*recording available

 

ONE (2015)

I, II, and III

for large string orchestra, 30 mins, premiered on Hot Air Music Festival, March 6th, 2016

*recording available

 

ODD CHILD (2015)

for Pierrot Ensemble, 5 mins, premiered by SFCM New Music Ensemble November, 2015

*recording available by request

 

SEASON UNISON (2015)

for cello quartet, 8 mins

*recording available

ORGAN TALK (2015)

for baritone voice and piano. Text by Emily Dickinson, 4 mins 

premiered by Thomas Wade and Sharon Lee Kim 2015

​*live recording available

 

OPEN (2014) 

for flute, Eb clarinet, string quintet, 2 vibraphones, and piano, 10 mins.

premiered by the SFCM New Music Ensemble 2014

Thanks to Noah Luna and BCP music for score and music prep.

​*live recording available

 

CHATTERBOX (2014)

I, II, III, and IV

for saxophone quartet, 4 mins. ChatterBox is a chattery box.  It has four flat sides and is a bit talkative. 

WALTZES ON THE SIDE OF YOUR HEAD I, II, AND III, GYMNOPEDIES RECOMPOSED (2014)

mvmt. I was premiered on Ballet Memphis's Interiorworks 15.  

mvmts. II and III were premiered on the fall 14 SFCM Composition Recital.

*live recording of movement I available

INSERTED GROOVE (2014)

for electric guitar, piano, and electric bass, 6 mins

Premiered by Ensemble Roar at the Rhodes Summer composition seminar with alternate instrumentation: vibraphone, electric bass, and piano. premiered with original instrumentation by Kai West, Collin Whitfield, and Zack Iscoff on Hot Air Music Festival 2015.  

*live recording available by request

SÉRIEUX (CELEBRATING DURING WARTIME) (2013)

for solo piano, 5 min. Partially inspired by Erik Satie’s Parade (music to the ballet Parade)
Sérieux was premiered on December 17th. A recording is available of the premiere.

*live recording available by request

COMPULSING SPACES (2013)

for 2 violins, 1 viola, 2 celli, and vibraphone, 6 mins

premiered by the Balmoral Chamber Orchestra 2013

*live recording available

RUNNING WITH CLOCK (2013) FOR VIOLA, MARIMBA, AND PIANO

for viola, marimba, and piano, 8 mins.

*live recording available

WINGS WITH HOLES (2012) FOR VIOLA AND PIANO

for viola and piano, 6 mins

DISPLACEMENT (AFTER SATIE) INSPIRED BY ERIK SATIE’S GNOSSINNE 6 (2012)

for solo piano, 4 mins

*live recording available by request

HINDSIGHT BIAS (2011) 

for solo marimba, 6 min

*live recording available by request

IMPERFECT RESTFULNESS (2011)

I. Impulsive Vitality, II. Unfinished Funeral, and III. Limited Insight

for marimba and piano, 11 mins

*live recording available

INTERRUPTED PARTS (2011)

for piano and drum set, 6 mins

*live recording available

SOMETHING WAITING (2009)

for solo marimba, 3 min