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2017
Rhizome (2017)
flute | violin | bass clarinet [c. 7'00"]
commissioned for the 130th anniversary of the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts
Fifteen Decades (2017)
solo carillon [c. 4'00"]
winner - Chime in, Canada! sesquicentennial composition competition, hosted by the House of Commons for Canada's 150th
A Foreigner Walks Between Towering Chords Hundreds of Years Old (2014; revised 2017)
violoncello | harp [c. 7'00"]
for India Gailey
2016
squeezed through wood (2016)
solo bassoon & orchestra [c. 6'00"]
through the azure skies (2016) Text by Colin Wood
SATB choir | piano | 'cello [c. 4'00"]
finalist in the 2016 Via Choralis Composition Competition
SUPER DUPER SPIN (2016) Text by Ray Hsu
double concertino for flute & clarinet | with small ensemble [c.7'30"]
for Erato Ensemble
PM2.5 (2016)
dizi | erhu | percussion | 'cello | English & Mandarin narrators [c.3'30"]
for Sound of Dragon Festival 2016

2015

Thunderbird: UBC Centennial Fanfare (2015) - commissioned by the UBC Centennial Initiatives

brass quintet [ c. 3'00" ]

for the University of British Columbia centennial celebrations

Star song (2015)

erhu | marimba [ c. 4'00" ]

for "Sounds Global" 2015

slowly changing mornings (in Yokohama) (2015)

hichiriki | piano [ c. 3'00" ]

for Thomas Piercy

Tomorrow (2015) Text by Desirée Jung

soprano voice | piano [ c. 4'00" ]

for Art Song Lab 2015 (ASL2015)

Fracking the Flowerbed (2015)

1111 / 1100 / hrp / str. [ c. 9'00" ]

for the 3rd Annual Bathurst Chamber Music Festival

The Love Ballads of Two Specimens (2015)   *full work available at link

narrator / spoken-word artist / + open instrumentation chamber ensemble [ c. 14'00" ]

Story by Joy Richu, Poetry by Sebastien Wen, Music by Lucas Oickle

Three Songs on Poems by Vancouver Downtown Eastside Poets (2015) - winner of a 2015 SOCAN Foundation Award

Commissioned by the Voice to Voice project in collaboration with the Thursdays Writing Collective 

your words harsh, discordant, rough (2015) Text by Joan Morelli

bass - baritone voice / piano [ c.4'00" ]

I write because my soul is on fire (2015) Text by Henry Doyle

tenor voice / piano [c.3'00"]

Clouds Lined with Purple Hues (2015) Text by Ruth Dato

soprano voice / piano [c.4'30"]

They Cut Down The Mountains (2015)

flute & piccolo / bass clarinet / contrabassoon / trombone / piano / violin / 'cello [c.7'30"]

commissioned by Shauna DeGruchy

 2014

Firewall (2014) 

erhu | piano

for the piano erhu project (PEP ) - Corey Hamm & Nicole G. Li

Aitake (合竹) (2014)

SSAATTBB choir [c.4'00"]

selected by Musica Intima for the 2015 Novum Musica readings, a professional workshop of contemporary choral music

Sawari (さわり) (2014)

solo guitar & optional pre-recorded tape [c.9'30"]

for Rob MacDonald; made possible via the CMC and the Guitar Society of Toronto

Baroque to Beatbox (2014)

piano trio 

selected for premiere at the 2015 West Coast Composers' Symposium in Victoria, BC

Lunar Mansions (2014)

full orchestra ( 2122 / 4231 / timp + 2 / opt. celeste or pno. / str. ) [c. 7'00"]

selected for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra 2015 Jean-Coulthard Readings

¡Andalucía! (2014)

trumpet I / trumpet II / horn / trombone / tuba [3'00"]  

commissioned by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts 

Three Asterisms (2014)

violin / piano [11'00"]

*Atlantic Canada Region Winner - Green Dot Journey Composer Project*

Read more about the Green Dot Journey two+ year tour of the USA and Canada here

Shanghai Asterisms (2014)

guzheng / percussion / 2 erhu / zhonghu / cello [8'00"]

*selected for Dim Sum Ensemble's 2014 National Call for Scores*

Asterisms (2014)

1222+picc / 4231 / timp+2 / hrp / pno / str. [7'00"]

read by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada

Chaconne & Reel: The Fireship of Chaleur (2014)

flute & Irish flute* [opt.*] / oboe / clarinet / bassoon / piano [14'00"]

composed for the 2nd Annual Bathurst Chamber Music Festival; one of four composers-in-residence in 2014

Mix & Match (2014)

solo for prepared piano [8'00"]

ilidh (2014)

solo for soprano saxophone or flute [7'00"]

Straphangers - Vancouver (2014)

flute / trumpet / horn / trombone / bass trombone / violin / viola / cello / piano [4'00"]

selected for Vancouver Pro Musica's inaugural "Further Series: Highway 1" concert

Asterism V (2014)

solo erhu OR solo sul D/A violin [2'00"] 

selected for Dim Sum Ensemble's "Erhu Composition Workshop 2014"

2013 

Farewell to Nova Scotia (2013)

SSAA women's chorus & opt. piano accompaniment [5'00"]

winner of the Penthelia Singers' 'Canadian Folk Song Arranging Contest'

Asterism IV (2013)

SATB chorus & piano [4'00"]

winner of Via Choralis' 2014 Composition Competition

 ...tsuki no sayakesa... (2013)

soprano voice / prepared piano & windchimes [5'00"]

Matsuri Miniature (2013)

clarinet / guitar [1'00"] 

one of 15 winners of Vox Novus' Composers' Voice "15 Minutes of Fame - Japan Perspective"; premiered in NYC by Thomas Piercy & Vilian Ivantchev

Lifecycle of a Groove (2013)

alto saxophone / Bb trumpet / trombonist (tenor & bass) / piano [9'30"] 

premiered at the 14th Annual West Coast Composers' Symposium

Fanfare for Rokia (2013)

trumpet I / trumpet II / horn / trombone / tuba [3'30"]  

commissioned by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Ringtone: Acoustic Location (2013)

flute / baritone saxophone / marimba / piano / electric guitar / violin / cello / contrabass [0'20"]

one of 15 winners of Redshift Music: "Ringtone Call for Scores"; premiered in spring 2014 by Negative Zed Ensemble

Prelude and Soundscape (2013)

suling degung (or Western Concert Flute)indeterminate percussion / violin / piano  [9'30"]  

Piece in March Form (2013)

military band [4'00"] 

read and recorded by the Band of the Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Forces, directed by Cpt. Christian Richer, C.D.

Profundity (2013)

miniature for any four recorders [0'15"] 

written for the 15th Anniversary of Quartet New Generation Recorder Collective

Passacaglia in D- (2013)

string quartet [5'00"]

saxophone quartet [5'00"] 

2012

Embat kuwi digawa mati (2012)

gamelan degung [10'00"]

composed for and premiered by the Acadia Gamelan Ensemble, dir. by Ken Shorley

Constellations (2012)

1122+picc/4231/timp+2/str. [6'00"]

"Featured Student Composer: Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra 2012/13" 

composed for and premiered by the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, dir. by Dinuk Wijeratne; 

Bridge of Magpie Wings (2012)

string orchestra / harp OR string quintet / harp [3'30"]

chamber trio versions [c.4'00"]

premiered by the Acadia Chamber Orchestra, dir. by Dr. Christoph Both

Fibonacci Duet (2012)

2 fl OR 2 cl  OR 2 sax OR 2 bsn OR 2 marimbas/vibraphones [3'30"]  

Straphangers (2012)

glockenspiel / xylophone / vibraphone / marimba / (+ optional brass quintet) [3'30"]  

The Great Firewall of China (2012)

flute / clarinet / violin / cello / percussion I / percussion II [6'30"] *winner of the spring 2013 TEMPO NME Call for Scores*

brass quintet [6'30"] 

trombone quartet [6'30"]

piano duo [6'30"]

2011 

Krampus' Snowglobe (2011)

electroacoustic tape [3'00"]

Amaranthus Caudatus II (2011)

solo flute [5'00"] 

winner of the 2013 NS Kiwanis Festival Open Composition Class

Story No.1 (2011)

solo piano [5'00"] 

Saxscape (2011)

solo alto saxophone [indeterminate duration] 

Concertino for Trumpet (2011)

Bb trumpet / piano [4'00"]

Bb trumpet / timpani / marimba / piano [9'00"]

for Kevin Barnes

2010 

And in the Sapphire Pond... (lay a sapphire) (2010)

solo flute [2'00"] 

Portrait of a Moody Walrus (2010)

french horn / baritone saxophone [2'00"]

Tyrannosaurs in F-14s! (2010)

soprano voice / piano [c.12'00"]

song cycle spiritually based on "Calvin & Hobbes" by Bill Watterson

 2009

One Greets the Other in a Well (2009)

baritone voice / piano [3'00"] 

On An Evening in Autumn When It Is Raining (2009)

solo piano [6'00"] 

 2008

Saxophone Quartet No.1 (2008)

soprano / alto / tenor / baritone [7'00"] 

2007 

Guitar Duet (2007)

two guitars [4'00"] 

published by Harpster Music Publishing

For Solo Piano (2007)

solo piano [3'00"]