Compositions - All

Film music medley
2:59

 

Demo reel

 

Gravity Game (Perspection)

 

Game Design: Jared Slawski

Music/Sound: Rena Poling

Only Engineers
1:43

Voices: Ximone Rose, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold

Piano: Hidemi Minagawa

Documentary music

 

From An Appalachian Tale, by David Hamby

Waking Up (excerpt)
1:43

Music based off the poem "The Waking" by Theodore Roethke.

This recording comes from a reading session with the new music ensemble Brave New Works.

Dance for a Clock Tower
2:18

This piece was written about the campus clock tower at the University of Cincinnati, and was written during the CCM music festival Music08.

Pianist: Parvesh Java

Flowers in a Stone Wall (excerpt)
1:21

This excerpt is taken from a reading session with the Biava String Quartet in 2009. Flowers in a Stone Wall takes its inspiration from the architectural design of the Chicago Cultural Center in downtown Chicago, IL.

Go and Do Good Things: 2nd Movement (excerpt)
0:39

This is an excerpt taken from the second movement of Go and Do Good Things.

Written for Heather McCowen, this two movement work for solo piano is a tribute to hope, reminding one that while sometimes things are dismal, there is always joy for those who seek it.

 

The second movement focuses on the driving motivation and finding of joy that comes with pursuing hope. The musical inspiration comes from a summer bike ride.

 

Pianist: Tong Lui

Go and Do Good Things: 2nd Movement (excerpt)
0:39

This is an excerpt taken from the second movement of Go and Do Good Things.

Written for the Chicago College of Performing Arts Associate Dean, Heather McCowen, this two movement work for solo piano is a tribute to hope, reminding one that while sometimes things are dismal, there is always joy for those who seek it.

 

The second movement focuses on the driving motivation and finding of joy that comes with pursuing hope. The musical inspiration comes from a summer bike ride.

 

Against All Odds

 

Written for 52 piece Orchestra. Adventure/Superhero theme.

Go and Do Good Things: 1st Movement
1:50

This is the full first movement of Go and Do Good Things.

Written for Heather McCowen, this two movement work for solo piano is a tribute to hope, reminding one that while sometimes things are dismal, there is always joy for those who seek it.

 

The first movement focuses on the mundane and tragic, inspired by walking through negative conversations and remaining silent.

 

Pianist: Tong Lui

Against All Odds
2:13
A Run with Fate

 

Short film by Brian Krasnick

Tu Ayem (excerpt)
1:34

Tu Ayem (pronounced "two a.m.") is a flute composition about a composer writing a flute piece at two O'clock in the morning. Incidentally, this piece was written between the hours of one and three in the morning.

Recording by New York flautist Tim Munro.

Inertia
2:38

Voice: Apoorv Dhir

Piano: Hidemi Minagawa

Pacific Plunder - Whale Attack
0:38
Premier, April 2013 - Full Video

 

 

DreamBox Learning Brand

 

DreamBox Learning Brand Video:

http://www.dreambox.com/video/life-long-confidence-in-math

 

 

Theater Piece

Short Film by Matthew Montgomery and Ben Corona 

 

 

The Chameleon
4:08

 

Voice: Rachel Eskenazi-Gold

Piano: Hidemi Minagawa

Pacific Plunder - Main Theme
1:11
Pacific Plunder - Action
0:29
The Lamp (excerpt)
1:18

This work was written as a musical representation of a lamp, and is divided into four sections, each corresponding to physical sections of the lamp. The Lamp was composed upon request by the Firlie Family String Quartet in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was premiered in February 2009.

Samantha Lundeen (Vln. 1)
Sarah Blickensderfer (vln. 2)
Kevin Lin (Vla.)
Sarah Zilonis (Cello)

The Flyer Song
4:49

Piano: Hidemi Minagawa

Lead Singers: CJ Eldred, Apoorv Dhir, Thomas Cilluffo, Ryan Vasquez

Chorus: Ximone Rose, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, Emma Azelborn, Alexa Wutt, Andrew Earhart, Lucas Grant, Kaci Friss, Tanner Porter, Zoe Soumkine, Emily Reay

 

Special thanks to Audra Hagan and Chris Mathews.

Pacific Plunder - Intro
0:17
Demo - Behind the grid
1:15

First person shooter - main menu

The Lamp
1:18
Grabbo! - Level Theme
1:16

File 269

Grabbo! - Title Theme
1:32
Original Sin - A Sky of Glass
2:44
Original Sin - The "Would Have Been"
3:19
Christ be Beside Me
1:55

Praise Chorus

The words come from St. Patrick's "Breastplate" Prayer. Written in May 2011, this song is dedicated to my father.

Rena Poling (Sop.)

Laura Breen (Alto)

Martin Mikles (Guitar)

Original Sin - A Very Lonely Path
1:44
Original Sin - The Climb
2:00
Demo - The Underground Hall
1:18
Every Memory is a Sparrow (excerpt)
1:02

SSAA Choir

Written in 2007 for the Rockford High School (RHS) Advanced Women's Ensemble in Rockford, Michigan. Conducted by David Duiven.

 

Sacred Harp - Newaygo
2:49

 

Recording from the Grand Rapids Sacred Harp "sing" on Feb 7, 2015.

Video Game Music - "Grabbo!" Title Theme
1:32

For the past year and a half I've had the pleasure of working with WolverineSoft, the University of Michigan's video game design club. This theme is for the game "Grabbo!" which you can play here.

Strange (excerpt)
0:54

Voice and Piano

Often while witnessing true beauty, one reaches a point where a wall of sorts hinders one from experiencing that beauty in a fully realized way. Strange aims to capture the frustration and mystery of those moments. 

 

Antoinette Vargo (voice)

John Amar Velasco (pno.)

A Mistake
2:39

"A Mistake" was written for the two fabulous flutists, April Wooley and Forrest Ransburg, and was premiered in Chicago in April 2010. The piece is an experiment with minimalist ideas, based on material the composer never initially intended on using.

Forrest Ransburg (Flute 1)

April Wooley (Flute 2)

Go and Do Good Things, Movement 1 - Flute Quintet

 

Cassidy Goldblatt, Bram Margoles (violins), Ryan McDonald (viola), Kellen Degnan (cello) and Noniko Hsu (flute).

Go and Do Good Things, Movement 2 - Flute Quintet
2:06
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