Drake Andersen

Composer

Catalog

Click on the title or scroll down for more information.
Works may be listed in more than one category.
For audio and video samples, visit this page.

Click here for sound installations, new instruments and works with live interactive electronics.

Chamber Music

6+1
Atlas
Constellation
Enchanted
formless field / magnetic field
Four Boughs
Invisible Nocturnal
IX
"…jetés"
"…le paysage est rien, mais une impression…"
Les sphères englobantes
Photons
Physics
"…son tus huellas el camino…"
Spring Flow
Wave-Sculpture ( )

Works with Electronics

formless field / magnetic field
Invisible Nocturnal
IX
Physics
Sound and Space
Wave-Sculpture ( )

Music for Theater, Dance and Film

Mythologies
Physics
Others

Large Ensemble

Eurydice
Yes it is true you just heard the shouts of boys through the wind

Multimedia

Mythologies
"…son tus huellas el camino…"
Sound and Space

Music in Series

Atlas
Photons
Physics

Other Projects

Mythologies
Sound and Space

6+1 (2012) for flute, viola, trombone, electric guitar and two percussion
Commissioned by Ensemble Sans Maitre | 14′
Premiered June 23, 2012 at the Tenri Cultural Institute (New York, NY)

Atlas (2011*) for voice
Atlas is a flexible composition for voice which primarily uses colored, graphic notation and can be performed and interpreted in a wide variety of different ways. The performance materials comprise pages which may be performed individually, consecutively or simultaneously by any number of performers in any configuration or spatial distribution. New pages are added constantly; there is no fixed score or form.

First preview performance December 6, 2011 by Kjersti Kveli at the Teaterhuset Avant Garden Symposium, Trondheim, Norway

Constellation (2011) for female voice, flute/alto flute, electric guitar, piano/koto/slide whistle and double bass
Commissioned by the Cochlea Freedom Ensemble | text by Odi Gonzales, Lawrence Krauss and Dogen Zenji | 15′
Premiered April 30, 2011 by the Cochlea Freedom Ensemble

Enchanted (2010) for soprano, oboe and guitar
Commissioned by Emily DiAngelo | text by Odi Gonzales | 7′
Premiered April 2, 2010 by Emily Di Angelo, Kjersti Kveli and Kobe van Cauwenberghe

Eurydice (2010) for orchestra
11′
Premiered February 11, 2011 by David Gilbert and the Manhattan School of Music Symphony

formless field / magnetic field (2011) for clarinet and electronics
Commissioned by Felix Behringer | 20′
Premiered April 30, 2011 by Felix Behringer and the composer

Four Boughs (2012) for female voice, viola (or flute), guitar and percussion
Commissioned by Ensemble Sans Maitre | text by Analicia Sotelo | 8′
Premiered June 23, 2012 at the Tenri Cultural Institute (New York, NY)
Click here to read a review of a performance of “Four Boughs” by Ensemble Sans Maitre on April 5, 2013

Invisible Nocturnal (2012) for two percussion with or without electronics
Composed for Andrew Keller and Robert McCullagh | 14′
Premiered April 17, 2012 by Andrew Keller and Robert McCullagh

IX (2010) for marimba and live electronics
Commissioned by Ana Lorenzo | 14′
Premiered April 21, 2010 by Ana Lorenzo and the composer

"…jetés" (2012) for guitar and viola
Commissioned by Kallie Ciechomski and Jordan Dodson | text by Gregory Abels | duration indeterminate
Premiered December 13, 2012 at the Cornelia Street Cafe.

This composition comprises a body of instrumental settings of poetry from Gregory Abels’s collection Never Something Else. The settings can be played in any combination, order or juxtaposition, allowing for an infinite variety of textures, shapes and durations.

"…le paysage est rien, mais une impression…" (2013) for guitar solo
Commissioned by Jordan Dodson | 9′
Premiered September 29, 2013 at the Greenwich House Music School

Les sphères englobantes (2015) for soprano voice and clarinet
Commissioned by NOISE-BRIDGE | indeterminate duration (Real-Time Music Notation Software)
Premiered May 8, 2015 at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart
Musik der Jahrhunderte

Mythologies
Mythologies
is a forthcoming evening-length dramatic work for dance, music and video projection. The text of the work is derived from Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee.

The piece will be previewed in installments before a full premiere. Information about these preview performances will be posted soon.

Photons
Photons is a series of compositions inspired by the phenomenon of "quantum entaglement". Entanglement refers to the unexpected seemingly coordinated behaviors of two "particles" of light — photons — which appear to be otherwise unrelated.

Photons I (2010) for high voice and clarinet (or any combination of high winds and high voices)
Commissioned by NOISE-BRIDGE | 7′
Premiered May 27, 2010 at An Die Musik Live! (Baltimore, MD)

Photons II (2010) for two acoustic guitars
7′

Photons III (2010) for electric guitar and electronic sounds
Premiered September 7, 2010 by Dillon Kondor and the composer at The Tank (New York, NY) | 10′
Click here to read a review of the first performance

Physics
Physics is a series of compositions which interpret form as a balance between stasis and deterministic movement.

Physics (2010) for cello ensemble
15′
Premiered October 18, 2010

"…son tus huellas el camino…" (2011) for piano or piano and live video
Version for piano and live video commissioned by NovaTrio | 6′
Premiered September 15, 2011 by NovaTrio
Version for piano solo (rev. 2011) | 10′

Spring Flow (2014) for viola and ensemble (using the Indra network score system)
Commissioned by Kallie Ciechomski | 24′
Premiered May 31, 2014 by Kallie Ciechomski and Ensemble Sans Maitre

Wave-Sculpture ( ) (2012) for flute and noise
Commissioned by Christopher James | 5′
Premiered November 6, 2012 by Christopher James

Yes it is true you just heard the shouts of boys through the wind (2013) for mixed choir
Commissioned by Academy of Voices | 6′

A choral setting of a poem by Gregory Abels, from his collection Never Something Else.

Other Works for Theater, Dance and Film

Dread (2005, chor. Judith Howard)
Dance (incidental music for chamber ensemble)
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Building, Macalester College (St. Paul, MN)

Lysistrata – Aristophanes (2007, dir. Cheryl Moore Brinkley)
Dance and Musical Theater (original songs)
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Building, Macalester College (St. Paul, MN)

The House of Bernarda Alba – Federico Garcia Lorca (2008, dir. Hector Pascual Alvarez)
Theater (incidental music and sound design)
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Building, Macalester College (St. Paul, MN)

Foreigner (2011, dir. Sara Zandieh)
Film (original score)

The Blind – Maurice Maeterlinck (2012, dir. Chang Nai Wen)
Theater (incidental music and sound design)
Irondale Center (Brooklyn, NY)

Detritus (2012-14, chor. Anne Goldberg)
Dance (live interactive electronics)
Dixon Place (2012, New York, NY)
Manhattan School of Music (2014, New York, NY)

The Set Up (2014, chor. Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey)
Dance (live electronics)
Park Avenue Armory (New York, NY)

The Max Neuhaus Project (2014, dir. Dina Emam; in collaboration with percussionist Jacek Mioduszewski)
Film (live electronic accompaniment)
Manhattan School of Music (New York, NY)