Find a list of my compositions and arrangements below, as well as information on my recently released solo album!
You can also find me on on the following recordings:
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Available for download on Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes, and more!

1. Bandoneon Arrabalero - This track is a marriage between the lament bass from HIF Biber's Passacaglia and Juan Bautista Deambroggio's Bandoneon Arrabalero. A big part of why I love tango violin is that the instrument gains responsibilities for more than just melodic playing. I wanted to feature the multi-tasking capabilities of the instrument here.

2-4. Pasalleca Porteña - Written by Amijai Shalev, my bandoneon professor in Buenos Aires, Pasalleca Porteña is a piece we workshopped together to highlight traditional tango techniques and harmonic patterns. Shalev cites Bach's D minor Chaconne as inspiration as well.

5. Tres + Uno - The composer Julián Graciano also took the time to shoot video for this track while we were in the studio! Originally, he wrote this piece to use when guest artist's played with his tango trio, hence the title "three plus one." I was fortunate enough to play with his group and study improvisation with him while I was in Argentina. Having studied jazz himself at Berkley, he combines elements of both genres in a way that exposes a new kind of virtuosity for the violin. He arranged this work for unaccompanied violin for a solo recital I gave and encouraged me to record this album.

6. Espejismo - Rodrigo Avalos produced the other tracks on the album and wrote this work, which for me is a textbook example of twenty-first century tango. He and I performed together often in Buenos Aires, mostly with the Orquesta Escuela de Tango de Emilio Balcarce. We're working on video edits for this work as well!

 

7. El Silvador - Another of my original arrangements, El Silvador is my love song to the province of Salta. When I landed in Argentina, I realized that tango was really only representative of Buenos Aires. Outside of the capital, much of the country grew up on different shades of folclórico. Being so close to the western border of Argentina, Salta's style of folclórico carries a lot fo Chilean, Bolivian, and Peruvian colors as well. El Silvador ("The Whistler") is originally a song by Cuchi Leguizamón. I used scordatura violin in this arrangement to get closer to the timbre of folk instruments like the charango.

8. Estrellita - This arrangement is a mix between Mexican singer-songwriter Manuel Ponce's "Estrellita" and the hymn "Nearer my God to Thee." This is maybe the most nostalgic track on the album for me, as it combines a lot of the influences that made it possible for me to study in Argentina in the first place. I was also prompted to make this arrangement after playing Kreutzer's "Etude on a Chorale" which expands the violin's duties to a full SATB choir.

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If you are able, please support my arranging and recording by buying the album or making a donation here!
#'s 1,5, and 6 are my original arrangements that I worked on in lessons with Julián Graciano. Rodrigo Avalos helped to edit them as well. Additional help came from a week in Salta with Sabino Figueroa and his band Saltataki. 
# 2 is by Amijai Shalev, who also hosts Bandoneon TV on Youtube.
#3 is by Julián Graciano, who posts regular tips for tango guitarists on YouTube and performs internationally with his quartet.
#4 is by Rodrigo Avalos, who also produced the entire album.
#'s 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 were recorded by Fernando Richard in Estudio 0618. #4 was recorded by Alejandro Gato in Estudio Puntoar. 
Major support for all this work came from the Fulbright Program.

All scores available for free download here - just let me know when you're performing it! If the score/parts you want hasn't been uploaded yet, send me a messageIf you are able, please support my arranging and recording by buying my most recent album or making a donation here!

Compositions

Pecas (2020) - for bandoneón or piano solo

Taiwan (2020) - for cello sextet

Milonga Apagón (2020) - for cello duet

Give All (2018) - for string quartet; based on a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Invention of Rain (2014) - for string quartet; based on a poem by Carol Ann Duffy

Enough of Love (2014) - for vocalist and orchestra

The Veteran in a New Field (2011) - for 2 trumpets and french horn; based on a poem by Ted Kooser

Arrangements

Flachsblume (2020) - for cello and piano, commissioned by Anita Graef

- combines the Scherzo from Beethoven's third piano and cello sonata with the tango vals Flor de Lino in honor of Beethoven's 250th birthday.

El Choclo (2020) - for cello solo, commissioned by Anita Graef

Palomita Blanca (2020) - for viola trio

Don't Get Around Much Anymore (2020) - for solo violin

Amurado (2019) - for 4 violins

Bachdoneón Arrabalero (2019) - for violin solo

El Silbador (2019) - for violin solo

Estrellita (2019) - for violin solo

Corralera (2019/2020) - for orquesta típica; new version for string octet, written for Sa'Oaxaca

Pedacito del Cielo (2019) - for orquesta típica

La Luz de un Fósforo (2019) - for orquesta típica

Naranja en Flor (2019) - for string quartet

Children's Corner (2018) - for Pierrot Ensemble + percussion

Bachbird/Joy Spring (2017) - for violin and cello

- combines the 6th Bach Invention with Blackbird and segues into Joy Spring

Di-Vision Detroit (2017) - for string sextet

- includes arrangements to Josquin's Mille Regretz, a mash-up of Bach's 6 part fugue from Musical Offering with Ellington's Mood Indigo, and an original version of Blue Moon

 
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