Quartet (2017) for string quartet, 15 min Commissioned by the Verona Quartet, Concert Artists Guild, and BMI Foundation.
I. Mother Chords
II. Simple Sugars
Low-Hanging Fruit (2015) for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, 6 min Commissioned by The Copland House for the Music from Copland House Ensemble.
Gather (2022) nonet for flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, and string quintet (20 minutes) Commissioned by The Copland House for the Music from Copland House Ensemble.
Gather, a nonet in a large single movement, was completed in the late spring of 2022. For several years (predating the pandemic) I had the idea of composing a work that begins with an empty stage, and an ensemble that gathers on stage as the piece unfolds. After an offstage horn open the work with a distant call, the musicians slowly gather on stage during the opening minutes of the work. As each takes their place, a simple melody is passed between them, until the full ensemble joins in a joyful tutti.
Outliers (2014) versions available for piano quintet, piano quartet, string quintet, and string quartet. 8 min.
Breath and Shadow(2010) for clarinet, trombone, piano, perc, violin, and bass, 6min. Premiered by the Norfolk Festival New Music Ensemble.
Fold by Fold(2009) for piano trio, 6 min. Ballet for seven dancers, collaboration with choreographer Billy Barry Premiered at The Juilliard School, December, 2009
Kinds of Light (2018) for reed quintet, 10 min commissioned by Akropolis Quintet and I-Park Foundation
Weave (2013) for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, 10 min collaboration with choreographer Daniel Baker, commissioned by the New York Choreographic Institute
Many Voices(2010) for oboe and piano, 5 min. Premiered by Jennifer Christen and Euntaek Kim
Collective Wisdom(2014) for string quintet, 16 minutes. Commissioned by Sybarite5, Concert Artists Guild, and BMI Foundation
Sonata(2008) for flute and piano, 13 min. Premiered at Carnegie Hall, Weil Recital Hall, April, 2008 Watch a performance by Chelsea Knox and Michael Gilbertson: Mov 1Mov 2
Second Sonata(2012) for flute and piano, 10 min.
Three Preludes(2006) for piano, 6 min. Premiered by Sean Chen, March, 2007
Migration Tides(2009) for pierrot ensemble, 7 min. Commissioned by Aspen Contemporary Ensemble