chamber works


2022. for eight flutes (doubling percussion) and fixed media in quadraphonic sound. featuring the voices of Ramon Alfonso “Chino” Soberano, Marie-Luise Calvero, and Riley Palanca. commissioned by New Music Concerts, made possible with the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

Awakening. 2019-2020. for bass clarinet and accordion. commissioned by Martin Carpentier and Joseph Petric. completed during an artist residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE). special acknowledgements to the Canadian Music Centre Ontario.

Time moves, straightforward…
for tenor, violin, percussion, and live electronics. text by the composer. commissioned by the Art Song Collaborative Project (Toronto) for the music drama “Cries of the Earth.”

O forse, l’ho già perduta poco a poco…
Or perhaps, I have already lost it little by little… 2018. for piano. in ricordi di Avelina Manalo.

In stars we’ll lose our way…
for soprano, mezzo-soprano, bass flute, piano, percussion, and cello. commissioned by the Art Song Collaborative Project (Toronto) for the music drama “Coming Home.”

On ne se baigne jamais deux fois dans le même fleuve…
No one crosses the same river twice. 2018. for clarinet.

Ni ici, ni là-bas
Neither here nor there. 2017. for alto flute. for Marilène Provencher-Leduc.

Piano Concerto (Pagkukumahog // [Sa] Paglilok ng Batong Hindi Nakikita) *
Urgency // [In] Sculpting An Invisible Rock. 2016. for piano accompanied with oboe (doubling English horn), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), trumpet, trombone, percussion, violin, cello, contrabass.

* The concerto is an amalgamation of two separate works: Pagkukumahog for solo piano [2016], and Sa Paglilok ng Batong Hindi Nakikita for chamber ensemble [2016].

Sketch for sextet
2015. a miniature study. for alto flute (doubling piccolo), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), percussion, piano, violin, cello. written for a reading session with Ensemble Transmission.

2015. composition sketch. for alto flute (doubling piccolo), alto recorder, oboe, alto saxophone, percussion, cello. composed for the Kansas City-Montreal Exchange project under the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab and the Black House Collective.

Sahurin ang Malalim na Karagatan
(draw out) The Depths of the Ocean. 2014-2015. for piccolo (doubling alto flute), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), percussion, piano, unamplified guitar, viola, cello.

2013. for solo piano.

Sa Kanyang Munting Pagngawa
In His Baby Cries, other possible translations. 2013. for flute, viola and piano.

Sa Kanyang Munting Yapak
In Her Baby Steps. 2013. for sextet: piccolo (doubling alto flute), clarinet, piano, violin, cello, contrabass.

another perpetuum mobile…
2012. first version for bass trombone and piano (work-in-progress). second version for clarinet and piano.

perpetuum mobile (gone awry)
for sextet: oboe, french horn, bass trombone, marimba, piano, cello.

Sa Kanyang Paglayag
In His Voyage. 2010, rev. 2017. for viola, cello and contrabass.

Sa Kanyang Paglingon
In Her Glances. 2009. for sextet: flute, bass clarinet, vibraphone, piano, violin, cello. awarded 1st place in the Goethe Southeast Asian Young Composer Award, sponsored by the Goethe Institut Malaysia.