Composed Theme & Variations for solo piano. This a MIDI mockup export from Finale:

Siblings (for String Trio).

A piece for string trio I had written a few years back (Octatonic-ish), and recorded in November 2021.

I had it recorded through Esession Strings.
Pablo Hopenhayn was very helpful!

Composed "3 Pieces for Solo Harp" (based on the Indian Raag - Ahir Bhairav).

It was chosen for Stage 2 of the 3rd International Golden Harp Competition, September 15-22 2014, in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Spent a week in Saint-Petersburg, courtesy of the International Golden Harp Competition and the Russian Government.

This is the winner, Tatiana Alquati, performing the piece in Italy before the competition, and Joel von Lerber in the 2nd round at the competition in Saint-Petersburg:

Composed/recorded Little Bird and Woodpecker for nylon guitar (and some foley/sfx).

For Rufus: A guitar duet written for my old college buddy, the late Rufus Brown (1972-2005.) A composer/guitarist from Sycamore-IL, he was a wacky & nutty guy in the best ways possible, and a wonderful human being that is missed by many.

Composed "Moments of Kiddom" for piano, performed by David Maki.

The idea was to try to evoke opposing emotions (i.e. fear + excitement) we may have
experienced as kids, using octatonic pitch collections (i.e. half-whole diminished)

I. Ghost and the Graveyard
II. Forbidden Cookie Jar (2:14)
III. Lullaby For Little Creatures (3:38)
IV. Up The Wooden Giant (5:24)

Composed "Gigue" (from a larger Baroque Suite) performed by pianist Dain Yoon. This was a re-composition of various movements from Bach's baroque piano suites - to get a feel for the langauge.

Dawn and Dusk in the Ganges. . . sort of

Experimenting with visual programming in MAX6 - tinting and moving images, live sarod, live buffer loops, and recorded tablas/tampuras. The music is a bit hard to make out since both video/audio are recorded on a camcorder.

Recorded Tabla Bhols: Kalyan Pathak
Sarod/MAX6/Photoshop: Vikas Deo

Here are screenshots of the MAX/MSP patch and Touch OSC controller on an iPhone,
along with a link to the explanatory PDF

Accepted to BMI’s 2016 Composing For The Screen: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program.

We re-scored cues from the films below. Rick Baitz talked us through each clip, and then we'd all go home and come back with a cue the next meeting. They were all synth mockups, except for Zodiac - that was a live string quartet.

Vertigo ("Madeline" scene)
Zodiac ("It's My Handwriting" scene)
Matrix ("Intro" scene)
Matrix ("Kung-Fu/Training" scene)
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee ("Elegy" scene)
There Will Be Blood ("Back In A Week/Scouting" scene)

Big band charts for WMS Gaming slot machines, "Up, Up, & Away" and "Free Spin Bonanza":

Co-composed "Celebration", a sitar & orchestra piece with Gaurav Mazumdar. It was performed at the Shenzhen Belt and Road International Music Festival in China, and with the Chicago Sinfonietta.

He played quite a bit of material into my field recorder (to a click), which I then chopped up, and slightly re-arranged. Then wrote the orchestral accompaniment, and created the score and parts. No performance recordings as of yet.

Here's my digital mockup of the 3rd movement: (sitar is real, orchestra is virtual)

April In Paris: A tribute to Mr. Robert Drasnin(1927-2015), television/film composer & teacher at UCLA Extension, who passed away recently. He was a wonderful teacher, and an even sweeter human being. Music was lucky to have him :)

This is a music cue I'd done in one of his classes (2001).
He laid out scenarios, and we wrote to them. Best class I've ever taken!

And a few others from the same classes:

Composed Sarabandes 1 & 2. Cellist is Josh Malave.

Recreated & replaced an orchestral waltz section (3:15-3:24) for Alex & Maia Shibutani's 2015-2016 Short Dance music:

String arrangement (at 3:13) for Alex & Maia Shibutani's 2016-2017 Free Dance music:

Arranged and produced the Short Dance music for their 2014-2015 competitions:

Music used for the "White Storm" film's proof-of-concept website.

The filmmaker wanted Lo-Fi sounds mixed in with the orchestra (a la Tron: Legacy), and to be a loop that fades in and out on the website.