notes (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), James Falzone (organ), William Freudenheim (french horn), Ben Klausner (bass), Tyshawn Sorey (trombone), Lisa Stein (cello), Alex Waterman (cello), and Suhail Yusuf (sarangi)

 

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

 

algorithm123 (2016)

(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)

 

harbinger (2012)

for two soprano saxophones, two trumpets, three bassoons, and three female voices

published in issue 2 of harlequin creature (2012)