Three Rooms (2011)
Commissioned by the New York Choreographic Institute for soprano sax, alto sax, violin, cello, and celesta. Studio recording made by Aaron Thomas Patterson, Jay Rattman, Elizabeth Derham, Isabel Gehweiler, and Çağdaş Özkan. 11'
Set in three compact movements, Justin Peck and I created a ballet entitled Mise-en-Place which adapts qualities of the cuisine and design elements of three distinct restaurants in New York City. "Parallels" is built on simple combinations of unusual elements, "Opposites" deploys opposites to trick the senses, and "Recyclables" revels in the earth and the recycled.