Monday, 17 June 2013


MJWB - vocals/accordion
Malcolm Morris (AKA Stick's) - bass drum/cymbal
Phillip Armand - snare drum/cymbal
Shane Cox - trumpet
Raynard Hockett - tuba
Ryan Brown - engineer

Recorded at Fudge Recording Studio, NOLA 3.2.2013

Mississippi Score


Damagomi was commissioned by the Silk Road Ensemble.
Audio/Video from Fall 2011 Silk Road Workshop at Harvard University.
New College Theater,  Cambridge, MA. September 26, 2011.

Dong Won Kim - Voice/Jang-go
Kojiro Umezaki - Shakuhachi
Kayhan Kalhor - Kemancheh
Mike Block - Cello
Michael Ward-Bergeman - Accordion
Joseph Gramley - Percussion
Shane Shanahan - Percussion
Haruka Fujii - Percussion

Damagomi Score

More information about the commission here : Silk Road Project

Video by Oscar Cainer

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Barbeich was conceived and recorded on multi-tracked hyper-accordion in 2009 and later scored for solo trumpet and mixed ensemble.

Hyper-Accordion version (mixed by Erdem Helvacioglu)

Solo trumpet and mixed ensemble demo mixed by Brian McWhorter and recorded by Lance Miller (featuring Bryan McWhorter and Beta Collide)

Score for solo trumpet and mixed ensemble

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Kicking Up Dust

Kicking Up Dust is a concerto for Freedom Boot and ensemble and was written in 2008/09. It was commissioned by the Metropolis Ensemble and premiered on January 28, 2009 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Featuring percussionist Paul Clifford on Freedom Boot.

Rehearsal recording

World premiere video

Kicking Up Dust from Metropolis Ensemble on Vimeo.

Kicking Up Dust

Monday, 8 November 2010


Treny was commissioned by the Terezín Chamber Music Foundation as a living memorial to the composers and musicians of the Terezin concentration camp who perished during the Holocaust. More information about TCMF is here. Dedicated to soprano Dawn Upshaw and Edna Kalman. The world premiere was given in Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC on November 2, 2008.

Audio and video from a May 2009 rehearsal/performance at NEC's Jordan Hall.

Rehearsal video excerpt: IX Swymi Piosnkami

Rehearsal video excerpt: XI Zal Ojcowski

Dawn Upshaw - soprano
Gilbert Kalish - piano
Guy Fishman - cello
Laura Heinrichs - flutes
MJWB - hyper-accordion


Carnegie Hall
MusicWeb International

Three Roads

Three Roads was commissioned by Carnegie Hall through the Weill Music Institute. The world premiere was given in Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC on April 14, 2007.

Three Roads audio from premiere:
La Verace Via

The Road Not Taken

The Open Road

Three Roads scores
La Verace Via
The Road Not Taken
The Open Road

Harris Theater, Chicago
Chicago Sun Times
Chicago Classical Review

Rhythmic Etude

Rhythmic Etude is an early study for hyper-accordion written and recorded in 2000.

Rhythmic Etude

Face On Mars

Face on Mars was written in 1995 at the Berklee College of Music Music Synthesis Labs. It was realized using the software synthesis language Csound.

Csound Orchestra File
Csound Score File