SELECTED WORKS LIST


SOLO

Test Site 5: Seedlings for voice and electronics (2019)
Created at Marble House Project

Test Sites is a series of performance pieces that are experiments in process. Each Test Site involves a short-term process and are exercises in limits and creativity.

I created this at Marble House Project. Along with the music, I made a 30-foot drawing and performed alongside it. Both the drawing and the music were inspired by dark childhood memories. Other than one bendy synth note, all of the electronics are recordings of me playing the piano or my voice.

Thanks to my fellow residents Hanne G, Leigh Gallagher, Melanie Greene, Cole & Shilpa of Khaona Kitchen, Alexis Lathem, Ian Trask, and Luisa Valderrama for their beautiful howls! And huge thanks to MHP for the space, time, and peonies.


No Thing On for toy piano (2018)
Based on Part 1 of John Cage’s Lecture on Nothing

password: nothing


Untitled for midi keyboard and Ableton (2018)
I. Trace

II. Follow

Commissioned by calligrapher/performer Aoi Yamaguchi


Test Site 3: Blood for prepared piano and electronics (2018)


SMALL ENSEMBLE

Unsacred Geometry (2019)
string quartet

Commissioned by ETHEL as part of Homebaked IV, with support from ETHEL’s Foundation for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation


Antonym: the opposite of nostalgia (in progress)
Flute, violin, piano, and electronics

There’s no antonym for nostalgia. Antonym attempts to construct the thing we don’t have a word for: if nostalgia is a yearning for the past, Antonym longs for forward motion and envisions the future as an escape from pain. Using field recordings of New York City throughout the year, the four seasons serve as a cyclical frame and context for memory. Special thanks to Mabou Mines 2019 Resident Artist Program.


Islander (in progress)
Voice, sarunay, melodica, midi keyboard, toy piano, piano, loom, electronics

ISLANDER is a music and movement suite scored for various keyboards, sarunay, and electronics. From the lens of a second generation Filipino American, the work examines the residue colonialism has left behind through centuries and generations, and explores the tension, fragmentation, and loss that exists within one’s identity.


Test Site 2: Study Within Sculptures for voice and violin (2016)
Composed with Trevor Gureckis and Hajnal Pivnick


INTERDISCIPLINARY

Antonym: the opposite of nostalgia (in progress)
Flute, violin, piano, and electronics

There’s no antonym for nostalgia. Antonym attempts to construct the thing we don’t have a word for: if nostalgia is a yearning for the past, Antonym longs for forward motion and envisions the future as an escape from pain. Using field recordings of New York City throughout the year, the four seasons serve as a cyclical frame and context for memory. Special thanks to Mabou Mines 2019 Resident Artist Program. Special thanks to Mabou Mines 2019 Resident Artist Program


Test Site 4 (2019)
Created in Collaboration with Jing Yu

I. Now
II. then
III. Then

Created and performed by Sugar Vendil and Jing Yu
Music by Sugar Vendil, sampling Don't Speak by No Doubt in II. then
Sashes from Jing Yu's Fait Accompli (2012)
Video by Jing Yu
Supported by Target Margin's Artist Residency Program

 

Islander (work in progress)

More info here.

 

Weaver (2017)

A movement from Islander

 

Bamboo (2017)

A movement from Islander




 

Test Site 1: In)habit (2016)
Created in collaboration with choreographer Coco Carol
Music by Trevor Gureckis


ELECTRONICS

Fissures (2017) for electronics and desk bells