Love and Violence (2014)

This is from the performance at the Dallas Cultural Center in the fall of 2014. We are exploring the options of intermingling music, dance, and video. We are currently working toward an expansion of this current project to incorporate more abstract video and more interaction with the video.


This premiered Oct. 9, 2014. Piano, Richard Seiler; Clarinet, Scot Humes; Cello, Mark McCleery; Percussion, Greg Lyons. Commissioned by Louisiana Music Teachers Association, the piece premiered at the LMTA Convention on Oct. 10, 2014.

Labored Breathing

Labored Breathing was premiered by the Monroe Symphony Orchestra on April 13, 2014. Thanks to all of those involved for their hard work including the musicians and conductor Clay Couturiaux. The footsteps in the soft sections are, sadly, not in the score. It is an interesting sensation being genuinely happy there are people coming to hear your work that are new to the medium but at the same time dearly wishing they had more understanding of concert etiquette.


A recent performance with Dan Sumner, guitar; Richard Seiler, piano; James Boldin, horn. Great performance, but there’s always slight balance problems when one instrument is amplified and others aren’t. I still love the energy!!


This is a clip from the 1929 film Nosferatu. The accompaniment is an improvised performance by the Implosion Percussion Group for the ULM President’s Academy.

Implosion Percussion Performers: Michael Holdiness, Greg Lyons, Mel Mobley, John Pirkey, James Waller