One of my missions as a musician is to expand the repertoire and exposure of the bassoon, while simultaneously reaching out to a broader audience. Below, you can find information on various compositions I have premiered or commissioned, all in collaboration with other progressive musicians.
Check out my sound and video galleries for recordings and pictures, and stay tuned for more information on collaborating with composers and new music projects!
Jenni Brandon: Orion Concerto for oboe, bassoon, and symphonic band Premiere performance (Colorado), December 2023.
Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate: Ghost of the White Deer for bassoon and symphony orchestra Premiere performance (Colorado), December 2023.
Theresa Martin: Labyrinth for flute and bassoon Co-commissioned 2023, world premiere TBD 2024.
Asha Srinivasan: Dviraag for flute and bassoon Transcribed 2023 with composer assistance, world premiere TBD 2024.
Connor Chee: Trio for oboe, bassoon, and piano Commission by consortium and premiere performance, March 2023.
Jalen Jamal: Glean for distorted bassoon and fixed electronics Commission and premiere performance, September 2023.
Kevin Poelking: Mask for flute, bassoon, and piano Commission and premiere performance, March 2023. 100% grant funded by Colorado State University.
Katherine Pukinskis: The Stretch for oboe, bassoon, and treble voice Commission by consortium and premiere performance, March 2023.
American Bassoon Voices Anticipated release October 2023. Find the album on Amazon, Apple Music, or directly from the Mark Masters label.
Double or Nothing - premiere recordings for solo and duo bassoon with J. Benjamin Smith, bassoon Find the album on Amazon, Apple Music, or directly from the Mark Masters label.
Amy Beth Kirsten: World Under Glass No. 1 for bassoon quintet Featured on the studio album of William Ludwig, released fall 2021.
Libby Larsen: Full Moon in the City for bassoon and string orchestra Premiere performance (Iowa), October 2019.
John Steinmetz: The Illusion of Separateness for bassoon and string orchestra Commission by consortium and premiere performance, May 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19).
James Stephenson: Dialogue of Self and Soul for bassoon and chamber winds Premiere performance (European), March 2020.
Joan Tower: Red Maple for bassoon and string orchestra Premiere performance (Iowa), March 2020.
Additional Works for Solo Bassoon
Nancy Hill Cobb: Tumult and Tenacity for solo bassoon Premiered (world) March 2017.
Jeffrey Funderburk: Arbeiten fur Alberich for bassoon and live electronics Premiered (world) January 2017.
Brian D. Kelly: Autumn Images for solo bassoon and stereophonic playback Commissioned October 2012. Premiered (world) March 2013 in Ford-Crawford Hall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Alex Shapiro: Deep for bassoon and electronics Recorded new transcription January 2018.
Phillip Sink: Pale Blue Dot for solo bassoon and live electronics Premiered (world) April 2013 in the Musical Arts Center at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Denzel Washington: A Moment on the Coastal Plains for unaccompanied bassoon Commission and premiere performance, February 2021.
Additional Chamber Literature
Theresa Martin: Chron3ffect - The Art of Perfect Timing for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon Commissioned and premiered September 2018.
William F. Bryant: Images of a Day in NYC for woodwind quintet Premiered (world) November 2012 in Auer Concert Hall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Rebecca Burkhardt: Killer Scones and Clotted Cream for bassoon and saxophone Premiered (world) January 2017 and (Australia) July 2017.
Nancy Hill Cobb: Suite for woodwind trio Premiered (IA) March 2015 in Davis Hall at the University of Northern Iowa School of Music.
Brian D. Kelly: Duo for Two Bassoons for bassoon duet Premiered (world) March 2012 in Edge Recital Hall at the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music.
Jay Hurst: Grand Guignol for sinfonietta Premiered (world) March 2014 in Auer Concert Hall at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Seul-ki Kim: Fixed for mixed chamber ensemble Premiered (world) April 2012 in the Dancz Center for New Music in the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music.
Alex Shapiro: MOMENT for wind ensemble and prerecorded track Premiered (NY) July 2017.
Ethan Wickman: Confluences for alto saxophone and bassoon Premiered (Australia) July 2017.
Kati Gleiser: Ke Nova Independent electro-acoustic album, back-up tracks requested by the singer/songwriter. Publication summer 2013.
Erik Q. Ransom: (Don't) Send in the Clowns for mixed chamber ensemble and contemporary dancers Included in the Indiana University composition-dance-film collaborative event Hammer and Nail. Premiered (world) 2013 in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington, IN.