Third Memorable Fancy (2019)
for piano, vibraphone, MIDI-controlled pipe organ, cello, alto saxophone, accordion, feedback, and Arp 2600.
Premiered at Wesleyan University Memorial Chapel 3.28.19
Judith Berkson (accordion), Laura Cetilia (cello), Ian Davis (piano), J.P.A. Falzone (vibraphone), Chris Pitsiokos (alto saxophone).
Graph Study No. 1 (2019)
for flute, clarinet, harp, cello, and tuba
Premiered at Willow Place Auditorium 2.13.19 by The S.E.M. Ensemble
Petr Kotik (conductor), Roberta Michel (flute), Vasko Dukovski (clarinet), Mélanie Genin (harp), Meaghan Burke (cello), and John Altieri (tuba).
DAC BE FAB (2019)
a structured improvisation on six notes for melodica, cello, and alto saxophone
Recorded in the anechoic chamber at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey 2.8.19
Laura Cetilia (cello), Ian Davis (melodica), Chris Pitsiokos (alto saxophone)
Twelve-Tone Music (2019)
for Arp 2600 and cassette tape.
3 canons (2018)
for string quartet.
Premiered at Wesleyan University Crowell Concert Hall 12.11.18 by Mivos Quartet
Olivia De Prato (violin), Lauren Cauley (violin), Victor Lowrie Tafoya (viola), Tyler J. Borden (cello)
cassette tape, piano, and Arp 2600
a collaboration sound installation/artist book project with Meghan Forbes. Displayed at WSG Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October-November 2018
for cassette tape, piano, vibraphone, organ, cello, alto saxophone, and accordion.
Premiered at Wesleyan University Memorial Chapel 11.30.18
Judith Berkson (accordion), Laura Cetilia (cello), Ian Davis (piano/organ), J.P.A. Falzone (vibraphone), Chris Pitsiokos (alto saxophone).
soft speak (friends and colleagues) (2018)
composed for and performed by the Real-Time Autoschediasms Ensemble (led by Tyshawn Sorey) and Toneburst Laptop Ensemble (led by Paula Matthusen).
Premiered at Wesleyan University World Music Hall 5.9.18
following an event score, members of the laptop ensemble read names from a list into their laptop's internal microphone. this signal is fed through a simple Max delay patch. a 20-piece mixed ensemble surrounds the laptops and a conductor, following their own event score, cues the ensemble with ten gestures that escalate in intensity throughout the piece. the gestures of the ensemble as well as the whispering trigger waves of low and high frequency feedback.
(if listening in headphones be prepared for sudden dynamic shifts; the softs are very soft and the louds are very loud.)
six pieces for guitar and cello (2018)
Ali Jones (cello)
recorded and mixed by Zubin Hensler
available here for purchase/download: www.ianmclellandavis.bandcamp.com
study for clamplights and ensemble (2017)
Performed at Wesleyan University World Music Hall 12.6.17
Clara Babbott-Ward (bassoon), Marie Boussard (flute), Ian Davis (surge protector), Jordan Dykstra (viola), J.P.A. Falzone (organ), William Freudenheim (french horn), Ben Klausner (bass), Tyshawn Sorey (trombone), Lisa Stein (cello), Alex Waterman (cello), and Suhail Yusuf (sarangi)
performed by Ali Jones (cello) and Ian Davis (casio)
hardship songs (2016) (excerpt)
two of eight movements
performed by The Westerlies
Riley Mulherkar (trumpet), Zubin Hensler (trumpet), Andy Clausen (trombone), and Willem De Koch (trombone)
recorded by Zubin Hensler and Raphael Peterson
mixed by Zubin Hensler
performed by Andy Clausen (trombone), Oliver Hill (violin/viola), and Ali Jones (cello)
(yellow, red, and blue)
made in collaboration with Meghan Forbes
special thanks to Brian Cooper for his help with the electronics
performed by Oliver Hill (violin), Elise Frawley (viola), and Ali Jones (cello)
displayed at WSG Gallery in Ann Arbor, Michigan (July 2016)
performed by Riley Mulherkar (trumpet), Andrew Mulherkar (tenor saxophone), Aleks Karjaka (bass clarinet), Ali Jones (cello), and Jesse Kranzler (guitar)
performed by Maria Johnson (flute), Aleks Karjaka (clarinet/bass clarinet), Andrew Mulherkar (tenor saxophone), Jonah Parzen-Johnson (baritone saxophone), Zubin Hensler (trumpet), Rebekah Durham (violin), Ali Jones (cello), and Jesse Kranzler (guitar)
performed by Jas Walton (soprano saxophone), Zubin Hensler (trumpet), Nicolaus Tucker (bassoon), Stephanie Leke (soprano), and Meryl Zimmerman (mezzo-soprano/alto)
published in issue 2 of harlequin creature (2012)
performed by Char Prescott (cello), Ian Davis (piano/guitar), and Andy Clausen (trombone)
performed by Zubin Hensler (trumpet) and Andrew Mulherkar (tenor saxophone)