This work for violin, cello and piano is described by the composer as being for the evening hours. The music is in six movements: Prelude; Night Flight; Interhour; Club Crawl; Magic Hour; and Groovebox Variations. Of advanced difficulty. Printed from manuscript.
Commissioned in honor of James L. Ferguson, for clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester. A challenging work in four movements: Smokehouse; Bubbles; Heirloom; and La ultima noche en la casa del Flamenco.
In one movement. With a program note. Originally commissioned for string orchestra by the Brooklyn Friends of Music for ECCO. Premiered in New York, May 2011. The music was inspired by the tradition of chain gang songs from prison camps of the depression-era South. Duration ca. 12 minutes.
This work begins with a brief prologue before going into settings of What Wondrous Love is This, In Lonely Mountain Ways, and I Come With Joy. Printed on loose-leaf, single-sided pages.
In one movement. A challenging showpiece for solo violin. Includes an improvised cadenza which explores sonorities with arpeggios.
Commissioned by The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, and premiered by the Imani Winds in July 2006. This challenging work in one movement is rhythmic and energetic, and often ecstatic.
In one movement. With program and biographical notes. Commissioned for Marya Martin by Mary Rodgers and Henry Guettel through Meet the Composer. Dedicated to Jamie and Claudia Davidson. This work is also included in the anthology Eight Visions. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 8 minutes.
Contents: Clarinet Sonata / Jennifer Higdon -- The Country Wife / Kieran MacMillan -- Cookbook / Kenji Bunch -- Atonement / Evan Chambers. With Kimberly Cole Luevano, clarinet; Midori Koga, piano; and Lindsday Kesselman, soprano.
In one movement. Played with scordatura tuning. The first part of the work is highly rhythmic, and dominated by multiple stops. The last part of the music features fast, sul pont arpeggios. Of advanced difficulty. The CD contains a performance of the work by the composer.
Contents: I. Pulsing -- II. Ironic -- III. Slow, but flowing -- IV. Driving. Commissioned by the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. Dedicated to Marya Martin. Of advanced difficulty.
Contents: Wind Quintet / Paul Moravec -- The Unquestioned Answer / Rorem -- Changes of Phase / Kenji Bunch. Various artists.
In one movement. The first part of the music is mysterious, making use of mutes and bowing effects. The second part is a stilted sort of waltz.
In one movement. A slow-moving, yet melodic and fluid piece for unaccompanied viola. Of moderate to advanced difficulty.
Contents: I. No Man's Land -- II. Black Sunday -- III. Concussion Theory -- IV. A Gentle Rain. With program notes. Commissioned by the Hanson Institute for American Music of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. The music was inspired by events of the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.…
Dufallo plays new music by John King, Joan Jeanrenaud, Huang Ruo, Vijay Iyer, John Luther Adams, and Kenji Bunch.
Martin performs music by Kenji Bunch, Paul Moravec, Chen Yi, Tania Leon, Eve Beglarian, Savid Sanford, Melissa Hui, and Ned Rorem. With Colette Valentine, piano.
Violist Kathryn Lockwood and percussionist Yousif Sheronick perform music by David Krakauer, Derek Bermel, Yousif Sheronick, Enzo Rao Camemi, Kenji Bunch, Glen Velez, Philip Glass, and John Patitucci.
The Ethel String Quartet performs music by Don Byron, John Halle, Julia Wolfe, John King, Raz Mesinai, David Lang, Kenji Bunch, and Marcelo Zarvos.
Flutist Marya Martin commissioned these works. Includes music by Kenji Bunch, Paul Moravec, Chen Yi, Tania Leon, Eve Beglarian, David Sanford, Melissa Hui, and Ned Rorem. With brief biographical and program notes for each piece.
Kenji Bunch: Four Flashbacks -- Anthony Constantino: Ritual Songs -- Dana Wilson: A Thousand Whirling Dreams -- Michael Kimber: Vanishing Woods -- Libby Larsen: Ferlinghetti. Performed by the Waldland Ensemble.
…Violin -- Ursula Mamlok: From My Garden For Solo Violin -- Alan Hovhaness: Chahagir For Solo Viola -- Fazil Say: Cleopatra For Solo Violin -- Kenji Bunch: Sarabande For Solo Violin -- Miguel Del Águila:Cortando Limones (Cutting Limes) For Solo Violin -- Paul Hindemith: Sonate Op. 31, No. 2 For Solo…
A set of twelve etudes for piano. The pieces are challenging, and explore various current styles and techniques.
In one movement. This challenging showpiece was originally composed for solo violin. Includes an improvised cadenza which explores sonorities with arpeggios.