complete list of works

Without (2020)

piano solo, 10 mins

premiered in July 2020 at the Center for New Music

Break (2019)

for string quartet, 14 mins

commissioned and premiered by Amaranth Quartet in April 2019 at the Center for New Music

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

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

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