Welcome to my music performance page! Below I will try to update performances, projects, and things that I am interested in.
In the Air Tonight ESPN
NYU's Percussion Studio's performance of In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins for the Sunday Morning Tribute.
Javier's video can be viewed here!
I do not own the rights to audio or video, other than that I am a performer in the recording/ensemble.
Percussion Chamber Music Ensemble
- Waking by Barbara Whiting
- Papericity and King Kong Sing-a-long by Pauline Oliveras
- Table Talk by Alyssa Weinberg
- Gay Guerilla and Stay on It by Julius Eastman
- vv by Juri Seo
- Re(new)al by Viet Cuong
Reese Maultsby: Coalescence
Hubard: Soda Song
Xenakis: Rebonds B
O'Halloran: meditation for metal pipes
Druckman: Reflections on the Nature of Water mvts 1-3
Aeryn Santillon: Silent Town (with electronics)
Chad Heiny: Auroras mvt 2,3,4 (with electronics)
Molly Joyce: Head to Toe
Yaz Lancaster: Sequoia
WCU Percussion Ensemble Concert Spring '21
I was beyond lucky to perform on this wonderful showcase of the Everybody Hits Commission for percussion pieces. I performed meditations for metal pipes by the esteemed Dr. Emma O'Halloran!
While recording my audition materials for Graduate School Auditions, I met with Josh Quillen (So Percussion, NYU) to talk about some of my videos. We discussed the timing of Magic Flute (as well as some of my other pieces). He suggested I put on a backing track, so here is my new and improved version of Magic Flute.
Calypso beat used: https://youtu.be/b5eVGshlneM
Ceci N'est Pas Un Jouet by Gene Koshinski is a piece that I have had sitting in my stack of random pieces of music for a couple of years now, but I've never played it. The only other person that I knew of that had a hand-crank music box was Kendall Rhymer, so we sat down the other day and played through it. I am obsessed with the sounds that we created and this wonderful piece! Make sure to go check out Quey Percussion's original version and the dance that goes with the piece!!
Druckman : Reflections on the Nature of Water
Bach: “Bourree” from Lute Suite in E minor
Delecluse: "Etude 9" from Douze Etudes Pour Casse-Claire
Delecluse: “Etude 1” from Keiskleiriana
Tompkins: “Solo No. 9” from Nine French-American Rudimental Solos
Carter: “Moto Perpetuo” from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani
Xenakis: Rebonds B
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, mvt. 3 - reh. K (with condensed rests)
Prokofiev: Lt. Kije Suite, Op. 60 - reh. 1-2
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, mvt 3 - D-E and mvt 4 - P-R
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite, No. 5 Valse - m. 144-176
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess - m. 4-17
Messiaen: Exotic Birds - reh. 6-7
Mozart: Magic Flute excerpt
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, mvt. 1 - m. 513-end
Schuman: New England Triptych, mvt 1 - m. 1-13
Mozart: Symphony No. 39, mvt. 1 - m. 1-21 (with condensed rests)
WCU Quarantine PE
During the pandemic when we were allowed to return to the Whee but were not allowed to perform together in ensembles we filmed and performed Sarah Hennies Everything Else. It has finally been released to the world and I cannot wait for people to hear our version!
Harmony Project with So
I was invited to join So Percussion's recording project for the Harmony Program (based in NYC)!
Harmony at Home Lesson 1 - Rhythm and Percussion, featuring So Percussion
John Cage - Living Room Music
Performed with So Percussion for the Harmony Project Summer 2020
Performance starts at 28:04
Vous avez du Feu?
Quarantine hit everyone differently and when my junior recital was cancelled I decided that I still wanted to be creative. The ladies of the percussion studio and I were supposed to perform Vous avez du Feu? by Emmanuel Séjourné. Since the piece is very accessible we moved online. I immediately forgot about it in all the chaos but I finally finished it. May I present four of the six Womxn of the WCU Percussion Studio performing Vous avez du feu? Enjoy!
This Summer I was fortunate to be able to participate in So Perucussion's Virtual Summer Institute! I cannot express how amazing this was and how amazing everyone who participated in it made my experience. The playlist of videos and collaborations can be found here!
Projects I participated in:
Clapping Music by Steve Reich
Codex Mvt II by Lawton Hall
Shifting Ground by Elijah Smith
In C by Terry Riley
Why Don’t We Go Where There It Is What The Time by Theo Trevisan
Just Waves by Martin Schmidt
Tuning Meditation by Pauline Oliveros
Our Amore Vieni – Jason Treuting
Our Amore Vieni - Cenk Ergun
Amore Vieni – Jack Herscowitz
Amore Vieni – Dan Langa
Living Room Music - John Cage
2020 is crazy so far, but I had the amazing opportunity to get back into the recital hall after weeks away to record my repertoire. Enjoy!
Rondo by Joe Demarco
Vous avez du feu? by Emmanuel Séjourné
Texas Hoedown by David Friedman
A Cool Gadget for Tambourine by Casey Cangelosi
Breaking Point by Rob Smith
Swerve by Gene Koshinski
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade 2019
I was fortunate to travel with the Price of the Mountain's Marching Band to New York City to perform cymbals during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
- October Mountain by Alan Hovhaness
- Curious Surroundings by Clif Walker (premiere)
- Jason Treuting's Amid the Noise
- Escape by Drew Worden
- Vicious Children by Wally Gunn
- Land Electric by Emma O’Halloran
- Death Wish by Gemma Peacocke
- Waltz by Johanna Beyer
- White Pines by Michael Burritt
- to wALk Or ruN in wEst harlem by Andy Akiho
- Credo in Us by John Cage
- Shell by Emma O’Halloran,
- Everything Else by Sarah Hennies
- Perfectly Voiceless by Devonté Hynes
- Meditation for Metal Pipes by Emma O'Halloran
- Sounds of the Seasons Christmas Show
- Year for Love (panorama)
Aunklung and Gamelan Ensembles
- Porgy and Bess overture (arr. James Barnes for Wind Band)
- Star Wars
- Angels in the Architecture by Frank Ticheli
- Terpsichorean Dances and Letters from Sado by Jodie Blackshaw
- Mother of A Revolution by Omar Thomas