© 2019 by James Borchers.

Seattle, WA 98106

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Electroacoustic Music

 

 

Untitled --- for Baritone Sax and Electronics (2016)

 

Talking Drum --- (2013) ca. 8 min.

for Frame Drum and Computer

Presented at the ICMC/SMC Conference in Athens, Greece (Sept. 17th, 2014)

Performed at Electronic Music Midwest Festival, (Oct. 26th, 2013)

Performed at Galopagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY as part of MYCEMF (April, 2013)

Performed at Brandeis University as part of the BEAMS Marathon (April, 2013)

 

Zodiacal Light --- (2012) ca. 23 min.

for string quartet, percussion quartet, electronic sound 

Premiere: Brandeis University (Dec. 2012)

Lydian String Quartet
 

Adrastea --- (2011) ca. 10 min.

for flute, trumpet, cello, electric bass, 2 percussion, electronic sound
Brandeis University (May, 2011)

 

God Particles --- (2010) ca. 11 min.

for flute, clarinet, guitar, piano, percussion, electronic sound (2010)

Premiere: Brandeis University (Jan. 2010)

Performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble


Composed Improvisation --- (2010) ca. 7 min.

for Tabla and Max/MSP

Performed at BEAMS Marathon, Brandeis University (2010)
 

Ravens --- (2006) ca. 9 min.

for string quartet and electronics 

Performed at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln by the Ebony String Quartet (2006)

 

Vairocana --- (2005) ca. 7 min.

for  flute, trumpet and tape

Performed in Amsterdam, Netherlands (2005)

 

Fractures --- (2003) ca. 7 min.

for percussion and tape

Performed at New York University (Spring 2003)

 

Sound Art 

I am the shadow of the image of my person (2018)

Interactive audio and video installation

Oxbow Gallery, Georgetown

Seattle, WA (May 4th to June 3rd) 

 

Obiectum Resonare --- (2016)

Interactive Installation

Jack Straw Cultural Center Seattle, WA (April 8th to June 10th)

 

Nothing --- (2010) ca. 8 min. 

for fixed media, video, electronic sound

 

Cross Currents --- (2014) 

Interactive Installation

Presented at Left Bank Gallery Geneva, NY(May, 2014)

 

Other Spaces --- (2007)

Interactive Sound Environment

Presented at Brandeis University (spring, 2007)

 

 

 

 

Electronic 

Stellar Wind --- (2012) ca. 7 min. 

for 8 channel fixed media

 

Nothing --- (2010) ca. 10 min.

for fixed media, video, electronic sound

Presented at CMMAS in Morelia, Mexico (summer 2010)

 

Stand Up --- (2007) ca. 5 min.

for 2 channel fixed media, sampled and synthesized sound

Persented at Brandeis University (2007)

 

Walking in the Rain --- (2007) ca. 1 min. 

for 2 channel fixed media, sampled and synthesized sound

 

Awareness --- (2007) ca. 1 min. 

for 2 channel fixed media, sampled and synthesized sound

 

 

Chamber Music

Orbitals --- (2014) ca. 9 min.

for marimba and bass clarinet (*commision by Transient Canvas)

Premiere June 2014. Davis Square Theater, Somerville, MA

Performed by Transient Canvas

 

Sextet --- (2013) ca. 10 min.

for percussion ensemble

Premiere: May 2013. Pratt Hall, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Performed by the MHC Percussion Ensemble

 

Narrow Apogee --- (2012) ca. 7 min.

for flute and viola (*commission by Dinosaur Annex)

Premiere: October 2012. Goethe Institute, Boston, MA

Performed by Dinosaur Annex

 

Xibalba --- (2012) ca. 8 min.

for percussion quartet

Performed by Talujon Percussion Quartet at Rose Art Museum (March 16, 2012) and Slosberg Hall (March 17, 2012), Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; University of Nebraska "Day of Percussion" Festival (April 7, 2012), Omaha, NE

 

Weeping Water --- violin and piano (2010) ca. 4 min. 

for violin and piano (*commission Billiana Voutchkova)

Performed by Billiana Voutchkova and Sarah Bob 

Sofia, Bulgaria (Oct. 25th, 2010) and at BKA Theater in Berlin, Germany (Oct. 26, 2010)


Serenade --- violin and piano (2009) ca. 4 min.

for violin and piano 

performed at Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood (July, 2009)


Images --- (2009) ca. 20 min.

for 2 pianos, percussion, and string quartet

Premiere: Brandeis University with members of the Lydian String Quartet (May, 2009)

 

Pleaides - Open/ mixed instrumentation (2008) ca. 20 min. 

for open/mixed instrumentation

Performed at Carver Gallery, Omaha, NE (Oct. 2013), Brandeis University (May, 2008)

Among momentary days --- (2008) ca. 10 min

for solo piano

Performed at Middlesex Artist/Faculty Concert (2010) Brandeis University (2008)

Oregon Bach Festival (2007)

 

Mirador --- (2008) ca. 10 min.

for chamber orchestra

Primiere: Wellesley Composers Conference (July, 2007) 

James Baker - conductor


Addressless letter --- (2007) ca. 7 min.

for solo violin

Performerd at Lilly Pad, Cambridge, MA: Juventas Violinist Yohanan Chendler ( Jan. 2013)

Berlin, Germany (2008) Violinist - Billiana Voutchkova, Brandeis University, (May, 2008) 

 

Winter dreams the same dream --- (2007) ca. 8 min.

for cello, piano, percussion

Performed at Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood (July 2009), Brandeis University, (May, 2008)
 

Quintet (for wind instruments) --- (2005) ca. 5 min.

flute, clarinet, oboe, horn, bassoon

Performed by Sospiro Winds at St. Marks Cathedral, NYC (April 2007)

 

Aradia --- (2004) ca. 11 min.

for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion

Performed by the ICE Ensemble, Queens College (May, 2004)

Autumn echo spiral- flute, clarinet, oboe, violin, cello, bass, harp, piano, 2 percussion (2004)

 

Lapis Lazuli - flute and marimba (2003)

Recorded by Adam Slewinski and Clair Chase at Queens College, NYC

 

Masks - 2 sopranos, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, guitar, piano, percussion (2003)


Red Chamber - flute, piano, percussion (2002)

 

Waiting - for chamber orchestra (2002)
 

Aphelion - cello and marimba (2001)

 

Rapture of the Deep - percussion solo (2001)

 
 

Full Orchestra

 

The Edge of Forever - 2014/15

 

Mirador - (Orchestral Arrangment)(2012) ca. 10 min.

 

 

Vocal Music

Secretum --- (2008) ca. 8 min.

for soprano and electronics

 

That pass between the false dawn and the true - soprano and piano (2006)

 

Old Song - Baritone and piano (2006)

 

Autumn Refrain - Tenor and piano (2006)

 

Under the harvest moon - Mezzo-soprano and piano (2006)

 

Winter Twilight - Bass and piano (2006)

 

 

 

 

 
 

Other Projects

Aapo and Soona - Audio Lead -  video game (2018)

“26 years: 1 week: 72 hrs” - score for short film (2010)


Christmas Day - chamber opera in 3 parts (2007)
Beowulf - music for a theatrical production of Beowulf (produced in NYC 2003/2009)


Dolores - music for short film by Artist Christopher Young (2005)
 

Murmurs - for mixed chamber ensemble, dancers, video projection (2001)

Performed at Middlesex College Artist/Faculty Concert (May 2010), Brandeis University (May, 2007), Oregon Bach Fesitval, (July, 2007)

JAMES BORCHERS

COMPOSER & SOUND ARTIST