String Quartet

Cat O' Nine Tails (1988) • duration: 14'
Eluding classification to this day, this genre jumper is a favorite of quartets the world over. Filled with plenty of drama, humor and musical games, this piece is lot of fun both to play and to listen to. Tex Avery meets the Marquis de Sade. 
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Kol Nidre (1996) • duration: 8'
An arrangement for string quartet of a piece originally written for the Masada songbook. My most traditional work for concert repertoire. Lyrical and Haunting. 
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Memento Mori (1992) • duration: 27'
An intensely personal, emotional and complexly hermetic work that relates more to Harry Smith's film Heaven and Earth Magic than to any previous musical models. A trip through another dimension, featuring coded messages and fleeting references to Berg's Lyric Suite. 
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Necronomicon (2003) • duration: 22'
A five movement tour de force of Black Magic and Alchemy, with perhaps the most intense ensemble writing I've yet achieved. 
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The Alchemist, a true and faithful chronicling of the esoteric spiritual conferences and concomitant hermetic actions conducted by Her Majesty's Alchemist Dr. John Dee and one Edward Kelley invoking the Nine Hierarchies of Angelic Orders to visible appearance, circa 1587 (2011) • duration:20'
A trip through an Alchemist's laboratory. A seance invoking angelic orders. Virtuosic lyricism, numerology, prayers, canons, contrapuntal complexity, alchemical procedures (distillation, calcination, crystallization, sublimation, purification, rotation) and the ghost of a fugue. 
 


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The Dead Man (1990) • duration: 20'
Screams, scrapes, scratches and howls in the night. These thirteen short movements, inspired by the book of the same name by French philosopher Georges Bataille, contain perhaps the most overt S/M subtexts in all of my work. 
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The Remedy of Fortune (2015) • duration:15"
Six tableaux depicting the changing fortunes of romantic love: pain, desire, devotion, hope, beauty, longing, ecstasy, intoxication, frustration, anger and despair. Inspired by the work of Guillaume de Machaut. 
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The Unseen (2017) • duration: 13'
Subtitled "Music for the Temple" this is a hermetic tribute to Hilma Af Klint, the Swedish artist and mystic whose incredible paintings inspired by spiritualism are among the first abstract art. 
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