Selected streaming recent compositions - click on title to listen

ensemble works

For 17 instruments      (2012)      15min
fl/alt fl, bass cl, FH, Eb tuba, vib, 6 vln, 3 vla, 2 vc, cb
performed by the Eco Ensemble: David Milnes, conductor; Stacey Pelinka, fl; Peter Josheff, bc; Alicia Telford, FH; Francis Upton, tba; Loren Mach, vib; Antoine van Dongen, Hrabba Atladottir, Dagenais Smiley, April Paik, Dan Flanagan, David Ryther, vln; Ellen Ruth Rose, Darcy Rindt, Stephanie Ng, vla; Leighton Fong, Vanessa Ruotolo, vc; Richard Worn, cb

This work involves spatialization of the instrumental choirs - for the premiere, members of the audience were invited to sit onstage in the midst of the instruments - the remainder stayed in their seats in the hall.

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Eco Ensemble, Herz Hall,University of California, Berkeley December 2012
photo by Becky Kemper

String Quartet (Study no. 5)  First Movement          (2006)      5min
Recorded by The Presidio Quartet David Ryther, Deborah Katz, vl; Victor L. Lowrie, vla; Kathryn Thompson, vc
Premiere: February 23, Berkely Arts Center; Berkeley, CA. The Presidio Quartet


micrOpera      A micro-opera in 3 acts, dedicated to Anton Webern     (2007)      4min
Commissioned by the sfSoundGroup for their Small Packages concert. Premiered: August 28, 2007. ODC, San Francisco, CA.


solo works +/- electroacoustics

Bracken Tongues Wept      (2014)      20min
piano and autonomous metal percussion and viola

Exceprts from the premiere 2014 Art's Birthday Celebration/Czech Radio in Prague

for piano and metal percussion      (2012)      20min
piano and computer controlled metal percussion

Premiere performance at the 2012 Outsound New Music Summit

Matthew Goodheart, piano; San Francisco Community Music Center, July 19, 2012.
Outsound archival video.

 

For Clarinet and Metal Percussion  Excerpt          (2010)      4min
     clarinet and computer controlled metal percussion
Matt Ingalls, clarinet;December 12, 2010. Herz Concert Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

 

for bass      (2008-9)      20min

Richard Worn, bass; CNMAT, UC Berkeley, November, 2010

Premiere: April 20, 2009. Herz Concert Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Richard Worn, bass

 

complete list of compositions:

(All pieces published by Evolving Door Music (BMI) unless otherwise indicated. Compositions are listed in reverse chronological order.  Performances listed indicate first performances.)

for large ensemble (5+)

For 17 instruments (2012) 15min
(fl, bc, FH, tba, vibes, 6 vln, 3 vla, 2 vc, cb)
Premiere: Dec 11, 2012. Herz Hall, Berkeley, CA. Eco Ensemble.

Self Portrait (2008) 6min
(voice, fl, clar, vln, vc, pno)
Premiere: March 8, 2009. Unitarian Universalist Church, Kensington, CA. Sounds New.
Commissioned by the American Composer’s Forum.

Study no. 6b (2007) 10min
(clar, EH, tpt, tb, vln, vla, vc, cb)
Premiere: March 18, 2007. ODC, San Francisco, CA.  sfSound Group.

Study no. 6 (2006) 8min
(clar, tpt,, EH, vln, vla, vc)
Premiere: May 19, 2006. Trinity Church, Berkeley, CA.
Commissioned by the American Composer’s Forum.

Study no. 3 (Pulses) (2004) 8min
for fifteen tuned wine glasses and eight performers
Recorded: April, 2004

Ricercare (2002) 16min
(sop & bass voice, fl, clar, tpt, 2tmb, vln, vla, perc)
Premiere: February 23, 2002. Mills Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, CA.

Concerto for Alto Sax (2002) 10min
(alto sax soloist, fl, cl, tpt, tmb, sax 4tet, amplified strings, 2 perc. No. of players variable.)
Premiere: yet to be performed

For Small Ensemble (2-4 players)

Two (2011) 5min
(for 2 Bb trumpets or cornets)
Premiere: yet to be performed

String Quartet (Study no. 5) (2006) 16min
Premiere: February 23, 2006. Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA. Presidio Ensemble.

Study no. 4 (Impartiels) (2005)
vc, vib
Premiere: May 7, 2005. Trinity Chapel, Berkeley, CA. Victoria Ehrlich, vc; William Winant, vib.

Study no. 2 (2003) 11min
String quartet
Recorded August, 2005.

Study no. 1 (2003) 10min
vla, vc, 2 cb
Premiere: yet to be performed

Movement for String Quartet (2000)
Premiere: yet to be performed

solo works

Vexation Variations (2013) 20min
(piano and autonomous viola)
Premiere: March 23, Vexations [Re-Vexed]; Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkeley, CA Matthew Goodheart, piano

for piano and metal percussion (2012) 20min
(computer controlled metal percussion, bowed cymbals)
Premiere: September 23, Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival, Oakland, CA. Matthew Goodheart, controllers and bowed percussion

Metal Work (2011) 20min
(computer controlled metal percussion, bowed cymbals)
Premiere: September 23, Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival, Oakland, CA. Matthew Goodheart, controllers and bowed percussion.

For Clarinet and Metal Percussion (2010) 14min
(clar, computer controlled metal percussion)
Premiere: December 12, 2010. Herz Concert Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Matt Ingalls, clarinet.

Carillon Piece, 2009 (2009) 2min
Premiere: April 20, 2009. Sather Tower, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, Ca. Tiffany Ng, carillon.

CymbalTalk (2010) 10min
(computer controlled metal percussion)
Premiere: May 27, Axel Obiger Gallery, Berlin. Matthew Goodheart, controllers.

For Bass(2008-9) 18min
solo contrabass
Premiere: April 20, 2009. Herz Concert Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. Richard Worn, Bass.

Do Birds Ever Dream of Falling? (2001) 45min
For piano and acoustic space
Premiere: September 23, 2001. Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA. Matthew Goodheart, pno.

For Percussionist No. 1 (2000) 6min
Premiere: August 8, 2000. The Jazz House, Berkeley, CA. Garth Powell, perc.

First Draft (2000) 4min
for solo percussion
Premiere: yet to be performed

Five Images for piano solo (1998) 6min
Premiere: September 20, 1998. Beanbender’s, Berkeley, CA. Matthew Goodheart, pno

Three Short Works for Viola Solo(1996) 4min
Premiered: October 25, 1996. Mills College Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, CA.  Tara Flandreau, vla.

Piano Piece, 19954min
Premiere: March 8, 1996. Beanbender’s, Berkeley, CA. Matthew Goodheart, pno

vocal/theatrical

micrOpera (2007) 4min
A micro-opera in 3 acts, dedicated to Anton Webern
(sop voice, ob, clar, as, ts, tpt, tmb, vln, vla, vc, pno 4-hands)
Premiere: August 28, 2007. ODC, San Francisco, CA. sfSound Group.

Scenes from Childhood (2000) 4min
for soprano voice and piano

An Ark for Lawrence Durrell (1998) 4 min
for alto voice and piano, text by Robert Duncan
Recorded: August, 1998

For Annea Lockwood (1996) 9min
for brass trio and the recorded voice of Annea Lockwood
Premiered: October 25, 1996. Mills College Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, CA.  Tom Dambly, tpt; Mara Fox, Toyoji Tomita, tmb.

In Memory Of. . .(1995) 15min
for soprano voice and piano
Premiere: October 25, 1996. Mills College Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, CA.  Shannon Callahan, voice; Matthew Goodheart, piano

recorded jazz/structured improvisational works

Notated Memory (2010)
Recorded: Zen Widow with guest Wadada Leo Smith; 2010 pfMentum (CD069): 2011

Musa Physics (2010)
Recorded: Zen Widow with guest Wadada Leo Smith; 2010 pfMentum (CD069): 2011

Folk Song (2003)
Recorded: Zen Widow, Zen Widow (Em 022); 2004

Accumulations No. 1 and 2 (1999)
Recorded: Goodheart/Allen/Powell; I Can Climb a Tree, (RoCo 032); 2002

In From the Dark, Laughing (1999)
Recorded: Goodheart/Duval; Crossings(CJR 1110);2000

Intertextual Reference (1997)
Recorded: Glenn Spearman Trio; First & Last (MTE015); 1998

Melody for Wadada (1997)
Recorded: Smith/Goodheart; Crossings
(CJR 1100);1999

Postlude(1997)
Recorded: Smith/Goodheart; Crossings(CJR 1100);1999

Constellation Fragments (1996)
Recorded: Goodheart/Duval; Crossings(CJR 1110); 2000

Invocation I(1995)
Recorded: Spearman/Goodheart/Ellis/Robinson; Sonoluminescence (NWCD-0186);1996

Condensations (1995)
Recorded: Spearman/Goodheart/Ellis/Robinson; Sonoluminescence (NWCD-0186);1996

Under Focus (Glenn’s Lens) (1994)
Recorded: Spearman/Goodheart; Sonoluminescence (NWCD-0186);1996

Can One Letter ‘Om?’ (1994)
Recorded: Matthew Goodheart; Songs from the Time of Great Questioning(Meniscus 001); 1997

Structure No. 2 for piano (1993)
Recorded: Matthew Goodheart; Songs from the Time of Great Questioning(Meniscus 001);1997