AKSHAYA AVRIL TUCKER
List of Compositions
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Meditation on Care II, for Solo Bassoon (2022). 7'. Commissioned by Kara LaMoure. ddi
Flood, for Solo Viola (2021). 8'. Commissioned by Calvin Green, with support from a SPARC Graduate Research Grant from the University of South Carolina.
Sleep and Dream Flying, for Solo North Indian Cello (2021). ~8'. Commissioned by Jake Charkey.
Solitudes, for Solo Vibraphone (2020). Commissioned by Jordan Walsh and consortium members: Justin Alexander, Colleen Bernstein, Penny Brandt, Nathanial Gworek, Travis Hicks, Jonathan Mashburn, Kevin Rank, and Ryan Smith.
Kalpavriksha, for solo Marimba (2019-2020). Indeterminate length, Graphic Score. Commissioned by Payton MacDonald.
The Heart Savors its Fragrance, for Solo Cello (2019). ~15'. Commissioned by Robert Howard with support of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music.
Original version (includes some simple choreographed elements).
Pallavi: Meditation on Care, for Solo Violin (2019). 14'. Commissioned by the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music for Johnny Gandelsman.
I Heard God Whisper, for Solo Flute (2017). 8'. Commissioned by Karen Baumgartner.
Ancient, for Solo Cello (2015). 5'
Chamber (without Voice)
Upcoming, for Oboe and String Quartet (2023). Commissioned by Jillian Kouzel.
Upcoming, for Trumpet and Saxophone (2022). Commissioned by Kenken Gorder and Sarah Hetrick.
Hollow Flame, for String Quartet (2022). 9'. Co-commissioned by Bagaduce Music and Carnegie Hall for Brooklyn Rider’s 2022 commissioning project, ‘The Four Elements.’
Ravenous, for String Quartet (2022). 6'. Commissioned by the Carpe Diem String Quartet.
Music For Brokenness, for Clarinet and Trombone (2022). 4'15". Commissioned by Andrea Vos-Rochefort and Megan Boutin.
Melting, for Clarinet, Violin, Cello & Piano (2021). 7'30".
Dictionary of Falling Flowers, for Violin and Percussion (2020). 5'45". Co-commissioned by Lucia Lin and the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music for "In Tandem."
Hold Sacred, for Wind Quintet (2020). 4'. Commissioned by WindSync.
Breezes, for Cello Duo (2020). ~2'. Level: Suzuki book 3 & instructor. For #GLFCAMGigThruCOVID19.
Lake, Mist, Sky, for Reed Quintet (Oboe, Clarinet in B flat, Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet in B flat, and Bassoon) (2020). 50". Level: grade 8. For the Yale Music in Schools Initiative.
Fables, for Clarinet and Cello (2019). 8'. With transcribed solos by Shankar Tucker.
In Whose Mouth, the Stars, for Violin, Viola and Cello (2019). 7'. For the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival.
In Whose Mouth, the Stars, version for Flute, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon (2019). 7'.
Commissioned by Englewinds.
In Whose Mouth, the Stars, version for String Quartet (2021). 7'.
Commissioned by the Carpe Diem String Quartet.
Our Waters, for String Quartet with Banjo and Mandolin (2018). 10'. Commissioned by invoke and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland.
Our Waters, version for Violin, Viola, Cello and Vibraphone (2020). 3'30".
For Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Meet the Music.
Enough, to Unfold, for Pierrot Ensemble, composed of Violin, Violoncello, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Piano, and Vibraphone, (2018). 7'. For National Sawdust's Hildegard Competition.
Breathing Sunlight, for Violin and Cello (2017). 9'. ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards Honorable Mention. Created under the aegis of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, Joshua Roman and Johnny Gandelsman.
Breathing Sunlight, version for Viola and Violoncello (2018).
Breathing Sunlight, version for Violin and Tabla (2018).
Breathing Sunlight, upcoming version for Cello, Tabla and optional Harp (2020).
Dancing Rain, for Solo Tabla and Percussion Quartet (2017). 6'
"It all comes down to a single point" for Woodwind Quintet (2016). 12'
Meru, for Violin, Cello and Piano (2016). 7'
Chamber (with Voice)
These Days, We Drive to Oak Grove, for Baritone and Piano. (2021). 2'. Commissioned by Boston Opera Collaborative.
The Value of a Bird, for Soprano and Piano. (2021). 3'. Commissioned by Boston Opera Collaborative.
In, for Soprano and Guitar. (2020). 8'. Commissioned by Deux Saisons, voice and guitar duo.
Again a Beginning, for Voice (alto) and Double Bass (2020). 8'. Commissioned by Annick Odom.
Again a Beginning, Version for Voice and Cello (2020). 8'. Commissioned by Sascha Groschang.
Radha in the Forest, for Soprano and String Quartet (2020). 5'30". Commissioned by the Thalea String Quartet.
Midnight Snack, for Soprano and Piano (2019). 3'. Commissioned by Jason Mulligan and Alissa Roca.
Of My Grandfather, for Mezzo-Soprano and Violin (2018, rev. 2020). 12'30". Text by the composer. Created under the aegis of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music and Duo Cortona.
Daaro Waari, for Hindustani Vocalist and String Quartet (2018). 5'
Lagan Bina, for Hindustani Vocalist and String Quartet (2016). 7'30"
Lagan Bina, version for Violin and Piano (2018). 7'30"
Lagan Bina, version for Hindustani Vocalist and Piano (2018). 7'30"
Large Ensemble (10 or more players)
Breathe into the River, for clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, recorder, percussion (2), guitar, violin (2), and double bass (2) (2020). 6'. Written for the Black House Collective New Music Workshop 2020.
Meera Sketches (in progress), for 6-string Electric Violin and String Ensemble (2019). Commissioned by Sean Riley.
A-mara, for SATB Choir, Wind Ensemble, and Baritone Soloist (2019). Commissioned by Density512 for "Symphony of Proverbs". 4'.
Three Songs for Hindustani Vocalist, Soprano, and Sinfonietta (2018). 29'
I. Saiyan (Soul) - Fantasy on a Song by Shobha Gurtu
II. Geliebte Sakhi - Beloved Friend
III. Tarana - Dance
Three Songs, version for the same soloists and Chamber Orchestra (2018).
Ich Wandle Unter Blumen for Mezzo-Soprano and Sinfonietta (2018) commissioned by Density512 for Something Borrowed. 6'
Shaam for Sitar and Sinfonietta (2017). 9'
A Little Piece for Orchestra (2014). 3'
Choir / Multiple Voices / Choir + Instrumental
Zoodle, for 8 Voices (SATB). (2021). 3'. Written for the Soundstreams Bridges Workshop for Early Career Composers.
Hands, for SATB Choir (2019). 2'. Text by Jan Freeman.
A-mara, for SATB Choir, Wind Ensemble, and Baritone Soloist (2019). Commissioned by Density512 for Like a Religion. 3.5"
Collaborations with Dance
Enough to Unfold, for Pierrot Ensemble (Violin, Violoncello, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Piano, and Vibraphone) (2018). 7'. For National Sawdust's Hildegard Competition.
Nayika (2017) for Bharatnatyam dance, flute, cello and South Asian percussion. 11'
Gyaan Kar Dekh / Perceive with Love (2015), for Hindustani/Carnatic music ensemble, string quartet, clarinet, and six Odissi dancers. 30'
Home / Into the Sun (2016). 9'. Made with cello, viola, owl and cricket sounds.
For You, to Mentor Me (2019). 13'54". Dir. Merli Guerra, featuring Luminarium Dance Company. Made with cello sounds.
Unread (2013). 16'. Dir. Chakri Toleti. In collaboration with Shankar Tucker.