Music and other stuff

Dance For the Departed

Premiere! Andy Kozar gave a sparkling premiere of Dance For the Departed January 21, 2016 at Spectrum in New York City. Thanks Andy!

Andy Kozar premiering Dance For the Departed at Spectrum NYC

Andy Kozar premiering Dance For the Departed at Spectrum NYC

Dance For The Departed

Join me at Spectrum NYC when Andy Kozar, trumpeter extraordinaire, premieres Dance For The Departed, for trumpet and electronics.

Andy Kozar

January 21, 2016: Recital of new music for trumpet @ Spectrum NYC (NYC)
New works for trumpet and electronics by Gary Philo, and Adam Zahller, a new work for trumpet and soprano by Scott Wollschleger, and music by Alex Weiser for trumpet, soprano, and piano featuring soprano Corrine Byrne and pianist Erika Dohi. 9pm

Spectrum is located at 121 Ludlow Street, NYC. Concert is at 9PM.


Moon Over Venice

New composition for Trombone and Piano, written for John Sebastian Vera. Premiered June 17, 2015, at the Third Coast Trombone Retreat. Thanks John!


Moon Over Venice – Full Score


Instruments from the Museum of Musical Instruments, within the Accademia Gallery, Florence, Italy. From my trip there in March 2015.











Two Pieces for Solo Violin

Written for Emily Kalish, who gave the first performance in October 2013, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Fantasia Capriccio for Solo Violin

Premiered by Emily Kalish, 8/2014, New York City. Written in honor of Mario Davidovsky’s 80th birthday.

A Song of Ruth

Baritone voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Clarinet, electronics
Text by Gary Philo, loosely based on the first chapter of the Book of Ruth.

This piece was written for Loadbang, and premiered by them November, 2013, at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY. Loadbang is Jeff Gavett, baritone, Andrew Kozar, trumpet, Carlos Cordeiro, bass clarinet, and Will Lang, trombone.

Three Pieces for Violin and Piano

Premiered June 4, 2012, on the Tribeca New Music Festival, by Mary Rowell, violin, and Geoffrey Burleson, piano
1. Blue City 2. Evening 3. Fling of Spring

Mary and Geoff

Geoffrey Burleson, piano, and Mary Rowell, violin, premiering Three Pieces for Violin and Piano, June 4, 2012, Tribeca New Music Festival, Roulette, Brooklyn.

Here is Movement 2, Evening, premiered by Mary and Geoff

Duo for Clarinet and Marimba

Written for Transient Canvas: Amy Advocat, Clarinets, and Matt Sharrock, Marimba and Percussion. First performance September 27, 2012, Somerville, Mass.

Here’s a video of the second movement performed by Amy Advocat and Matt Sharrock, at the Davis Square Theater, Somerville, Mass. September, 27, 2012