Works

PRINCIPAL WORKS, PERFORMANCES

 

TWO RIMBAUD SONGS for baritone and piano 1963-64

CHEZ ELLE electronic tape 1968

AT IT'S electronic tape 1968

LAPIS electronic tape 1968

FREE a collection of musical scores, poems, and graphic works with contributions by Martin Bartlett, Philip Glass, Patrick Gleason, Anthony Gnazzo, Steve Reich, and Alden Jenks; the collection as a whole designed and edited by Alden Jenks.

Published by the Mills College Tape Music Center and given away free

1969

NAMO electronic tape 1971

VIDEOM I for acoustic instruments, color TV/oscilloscope, and TV monitors with video modulation 1971

SPACE electronic tape. Performed alone in some circumstances, with instruments in others. 1972

SEEING IN THE DARK electronic tape: one version with a male vocalist, another with a male actor/dancer 1972

MUMMERMUSIC for mime, tape and synthesizer 1975

WAVING  a film of electronically generated images with Britton Pyland and Efrem Lipkin 1975

THOSE LONG CANADIAN WINTERS for actor/composer in bird costume by artist Peter Veres, two tapes, synthesizer, and slide projections

1976

THE CONFINES OF SYMMETRY for winds, brass, and percussion. A set of variations, based on computer-generated symmetrical rhythmic processes

1975-1977

MARRYING MUSIC for two pianos 1978 Rev.1983

Winner of "Diploma and Medal" from the 3rd Viotti-Valsesia International Music Competition in 1983

OHIO electronic tape for dance 1980

FEMME FATALE for a choreographed drama; for string quartet, clarinet, piano, percussion. 1981

NAGASAKI electronic tape 1982-83

AND THE WINNER IS... electronic tape for a choreographed drama 1983

THREE STAFFORD SONGS (text by Wm. Stafford) for tenor, flute, clarinet, viola 1985-88

SNEAK PREVIEW or HOUSES OF MUD AND ROCK electronic sound track for video drama 1987

FOUR PIANO BALLADS for piano 1987-88

ANSICHTSKARTE AN JOHANN for two pianos 1989, rev.1994

Performances: 12/10/2008 SFCM Recital Hall

WEST MEETS EAST  commercial project --- sound track for instructional video 1989

CALCULULATIONS electronic tape 1990

MENAGE for synthesizer, piano, and percussion 1994

THE CANDLE A SAINT (text by Wallace Stevens) for reader, guitar, and tape 1994

EXPLORERS (text by Chas. Simic) for singer, tape, synthesizer, percussion instruments, MIDI percussion  controller, Macintosh computer 1994, rev. 1995

LETTER FROM LINDA song for soprano, actress, and piano; text anonymous 1998-99

performances: 12/10/2008 SFCM Recital Hall

6/20/2010, San Francisco Cabaret Opera, Indre Viskontas, singer, Sarita Cannon, actress, Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Feb. 1, 2014 at the Center for New Music in San Francisco.  Lora Libby, singer, Amy Foote, actress, Mikako Endo, piano

Feb. 10, 2014, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, same personnel

MARTIN PUT THAT GUN AWAY electroacoustic composition 2000

SOUR MUSIC Music for 12 instruments and electronic sound 2002

OGNAGGIO AD ANZZONIO for Anthony Gnazzo - electroacoustic composition (2003). Revised version, with performance element (2011), Performances:

July, 2011, at The Luggage Store, San Francisco, with Anthony Gnazzo soloist;

Sept. 20, 2011, Raleigh, N.C., Rodney Waschka II, actor.

Feb. 1, 2014 at the Center for New Music in San Francisco. AJ actor.

Feb. 10, 2014, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. AJ actor

Feb. 18, 2014 North Carolina State University. Rodney Waschka II, actor.

GHOST SONGS Three Songs on Poems by Charles Simic for soprano and piano (Night Picnic; Ghosts; Shadow Publishing Company)

2004

performances:

Nov. 13, 2005, San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Elena Krell, soprano, Mack McCray, piano

March 12, 2006, “Sounds New” concert at Unitarian Universalist Church, Kensington, CA. Anna Carol Dudley, soprano, Herb Bielawa, piano

March 10, 2012, National Association of Composers/USA National Conference, Portland, Oregon. Irene Weldon, soprano, Christopher Schindler, piano;

Nov. 16, 2013 at the Bentley Music Academy, Mutiara Damansara (near Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia. Nicole Thomson, soprano, ?, piano.

July 11, 12, 2014 Community Music Center, San Francisco; Indre Viskontas, soprano; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

TIME SUITE Seven Songs on Poems by Jim Harrison for baritone and piano 2005

The following songs published in the Oregon Literary Review, Winter/Spring 2007, ISSN 1556 0325, Vol.2, No.1:

  • After Ikkyu #51. Score, Music.

  • After Ikkyu #19. Score, Music.

  • Time Suite. Score, Music (selections).

  • After Ikkyu #29. Score, Music.

* Lullaby for a Daughter. Score, Music.

performances:

Nov. 13, 2005 Allen Shearer, baritone; Tim Bach, piano

Four songs performed:

Feb. 1, 2014 at the Center for New Music in San Francisco. Lora Libby, soprano, Ian Scarfe, piano

Feb. 10, 2014, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Lora Libby, soprano, Ian Scarfe, piano

PRELUDE for organ 2005

FIVE CALIFORNIA SONGS on texts by Richard Brautigan, Robert Hass, Leonard Nathan, and Philip Whalen for tenor, cello, and piano

2006

THE SOUP for baritone/mezzo, alto saxophone, electric guitar, string bass, piano, synthesizer+sampler, two percussion, electronics

2007

TOKYO CROW electroacoustic composition 2008-09

WAR OF WORDS for computer generated sound, electric guitar, percussion (performers also have narration roles) 2010-11

HEARING TEST for actors, electronics, and Skatchbox 2011

Performances:

July, 2011, at The Luggage Store, San Francisco

Feb. 1, 2014 at the Center for New Music in San Francisco. AJ + audience

Feb. 10, 2014, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, AJ + audience

UNRESTFUL SLEEP for piano solo 2011

Performances:

July 15, 2011 at the Berkeley Arts Festival. Jerry Kuderna, piano.

August 21, 2011, “Mano a Mano Piano Festival”, Cornelia Street Café, New York City, NY. Jerry Kuderna, piano.

Feb. 11, 2012, National Association of Composers/USA, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto, CA Mikako Endo, piano

March 6, 2012, Western Illinois University, Jeffrey Brown, piano.

November, 2012, Tokyo, Japan, Mikako Endo, piano

Feb. 1, 2014 at the Center for New Music in San Francisco. Mikako Endo, piano

Feb. 10, 2014, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mikako Endo, piano

April 27, 2014, Foothill Presbyterian Church 5301 McKee Rd., San Jose, CA, Mikako Endo, piano

May 24, 2014, Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkeley, CA, Mikako Endo, piano

HAMMERED for piano and computer 2012

Performances:

Feb. 1, 2014 at the Center for New Music in San Francisco. Ian Scarfe, piano, AJ computer.

Feb. 10, 2014, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, same personnel.

May 24, 2014, Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkeley, CA, same personnel

October 16m 2016, Berkeley Hillside Club, Berkeley, CA (revised version) same personnel

OH IT’S YOU for soprano and computer (text by the composer) 2000 – 2013 - performances:

Feb. 1, 2014 at the Center for New Music in San Francisco. Amy Foote, actress,soprano, AJ computer.

Feb. 10, 2014, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, same personnel.

May 24, 2014, Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkeley, CA, , same personnel.

IntEruptions for Electric Guitar, Percussion, and electronics 2014

QUINTET for strings (solo or ensemble) 1997-2014

 

AFTERWORLD, opera in three acts

TRIPLETS for soprano, piano, cello, on twenty rhymed poems (by Jenks)

Performance: May 2, 2018 Center for New Music, San Francisco (Jane Spencer Mills, soprano; Charly Akert, cello, Alden Jenks, piano)