HEAVY MATTER 
trombone w/ plunger [9’]
commissioned by William Lang
outside of time | inside the sound [dissertation colloquium presented for the degree of PhD at Harvard University, May 6, 2019]
6/21/2016 - Juna Winston. Mumuth Proberaum. Kunstuniversität Graz. Austria.
4/9/2016 - Weston Olencki. Southeastern Louisiana University. Hammond, LA.
3/2/2016 - Ben Marks. Queensland Conservatorium. Griffith University. Brisbane, Australia.
4/30/2015 - ELISION [Ben Marks]. RMIT University. Melbourne, Australia.
4/11/2015 - Weston Olencki. CCRMA. Stanford University.
1/23/2015 - Juna Winston. Claquekeller. Baden, Switzerland.
12/13/2014 - Juna Winston. Kunst Uni. Graz, Austria.
12/7/2014 - Stephen Menotti. Ackermannshof. Basel, Switzerland.
2/24/2014 - William Lang. DiMenna Center. New York City
11/20/2013 - Juna Winston. Hochschule fur Musik. Basel, Switzerland
8/12/2013 - Juna Winston. Virginia Commonwealth University. Richmond, VA
7/27/2013 - Juna Winston. Boston Conservatory. Boston, MA
4/30/2013 - William Lang. MIKROS Festival. 109 Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
11/16/2012 - William Lang. Bargemusic. New York, NY
6/28/2019 - William Lang. Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center. Minneapolis, MN.
3/3/2019 - William Lang. Montclair University Brass Day. Montclair, NJ.
10/7/2018 - William Lang. Indiana State University. Bloomington, IN.
10/5/2018 - William Lang. Grand Valley State University. Allendale, MI.
3/2/2018 - Matt Barbier. Santa Monica Public Library. MLK Jr. Auditorium. Santa Monica, CA.
1/5/2018 - William Lang. Mt. Vernon Salon. Oakland, CA.
10/4/2017 - William Lang. Suffolk County Community College. Selden, New York.
9/18/2017 - William Lang. Framingham State University. Framingham, MA.
6/30/2017 - William Lang. University of Redlands. Redlands, CA.
5/16/2017 - ELISION Ensemble [Ben Marks]. Arts @ 29 Garden. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.
4/21/2017 - Eric Starr [San Diego New Music]. The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. La Jolla, CA.
4/11/2017 - William Lang [Loadbang]. Center for New Music. San Francisco, CA.
1/5/2017 - William Lang. Silvana's Cafe. New York, NY.
11/25/2016 - ELISION Ensemble [Ben Marks]. Vojvodina Cultural Institute. Novi Sad, Serbia.
10/5/2016 - ELISION Ensemble [Ben Marks]. RMIT Gallery. Melbourne, Australia.
9/11/2016 - Matt Barbier. The Lilypad. Cambridge, MA.
9/11/2016 - Weston Olencki. The Lilypad. Cambridge, MA.
8/3/2016 - Weston Olencki. Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt. Germany.
7/13/2016 - ELISION (Ben Marks). Melbourne Recital Centre. Melbourne, Australia.
HEAVY MATTER is comprised of molten sound: dense sound with weight and mass, sound which churns itself through unsettled, shifting forms, sound which is between states of matter. The gestures are solid enough to retain the semblance of shape while constantly altering forms and blurring registral boundaries. Through the piece, the material is subjected to what can be thought of as varying degrees of formal gravity, which then effect the solidity, density and rate of the sound. The flow of sound is constant, heavy, multi-directional and pressurized. The sound is not within a space; it is the space.