Trappist–1 is composed to activate the acoustic properties of the performance space. We create ringing clouds of sound that resonate with the room. These clouds fade into silences, allowing for the interpenetration of the sonic environment, here the groaning of […]


Kepler–37 is a performance for blindfolded performers who share a single benjolin synthesizer. The blindfolds force us to confront the inherently chaotic nature of the benjolin’s circuitry through active listening. Being unable to see either the settings of the knobs […]


Kepler–19 was composed for mezzo-soprano Jessica Bowers. In the spirit of NASA’s Golden Record, which sent Earth-music on the Voyager missions, this music incorporates Vincenzo Bellini’s La Sonnambula into its droning textures.   Star type: G-type main-sequence (similar to Sol) Alternate names: TYC 3134-1549-1, 2MASS […]

DP Leonis

DP Leonis was composed for a performance with Elizabeth A Baker at the 2017 Florida International Toy Piano Festival. The performers improvise patterns based on rhythms that are rotations of the other performers’ rhythms. The ideas in this piece are […]

HD 7924

HD 7924 is the first installment in the Photon Ecstasy catalog. It is divided into three major sections, one for each of the exoplanets in the system. The sounds of HD 7924 include spoken text, original field recordings, live sound […]

NGC 2632

width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”>   Star type: Open Cluster Alternate names: Beehive Cluster, Praesepe (Latin for “manger”), M44, or Cr 189 Constellation: Cancer Right ascension: 08h 40.4m Declination: 19° 59′ Distance: 577 light years (177 parsecs) Planets: Pr0201b – hot Jupiter […]