Past Compositions 

Chamber

Micromechanism no. 1 for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Percussion, Piano (2019)

Performance on June 2, 2019

Ann E. Pitzer Center, University of California, Davis

Rebirth for Soprano, Tenor, and Piano (2019)

Text by Saba Keramati

Performance on May 9, 2019

Ann E. Pitzer Center, University of California, Davis

 

Rift for Saxophone Quartet (2019)

Premiere on February 14, 2019 by the Iridium Saxophone Quartet.

Sacramento/University of California, Davis

Nothing is ever really lost... for 8 players (2018)

Text by Walt Whitman, by use of the public domain

Premiered on November 1, 2018 by Ensemble Dal Niente

Ann E. Pitzer Center, University of California, Davis

Fractal Tracing for String Quartet (2018)

Premiere on February 22, 2018 by the Lydian String Quartet.

Sacramento/University of California, Davis

Wanderlust for Flute, B-flat Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Percussion, and Piano (2017)

Premiere on July 8, 2017 by the Atlantic Festival Contemporary Ensemble

Waterford, ME

Mirages for Flute, Viola, Cello, Percussion (rev. 2018) 

Performance in June 2018 by Ensemble Mise-en at the University at Buffalo

Sacramento/University of California, Davis

2016-2017

Mirages for Flute, Viola, Cello, and Piano (2017)

Premiere on June 4, 2017 by the Empyrean Ensemble

Sacramento/University of California, Davis

Distorted Orbits for percussion trio (2016)

Premiere on April 7, 2017 by Chris Froh Ensemble

Sacramento/University of California, Davis

2016-2017

Conscience of a Blackened World for soprano and piano

(2015)

text by T.S. Eliot by use of the Public Domain.

Sacramento State School of Music, CA

The Veil for cello, piano, and solo percussion (2014)

Sacramento State School of Music, CA

Duo for Violin and Piano (2013)

Sacramento State School of Music, Sacramento, CA 2013-2014, Rev. 2015

Freshwater Phenomena for flute, violin, and two marimbas

(2013)

Composed for the One World Initiative campaign, “Global Perspectives on Water.”

Sacramento State School of Music, Sacramento, CA

 

Solo/Solo + Electronics

Aperture Perpetuum for Solo Violin (2018)

Premiere on May 3, 2018 by Miranda Cuckson.

Pitzer Center at UC Davis.

Parallax Oblivion for Harp and Live Electronics (2018)

Premiere on April 12, 2018 by Jennifer Ellis.

Pitzer Center at UC Davis.

In a Flash for Soprano and Electronics (2017)

Recorded on May 15, 2017 by Lucy Fitz Gibbon

Premiered by Hillary LaBonte on February 10, 2018 at Bowling Green State University

Sacramento/University of California, Davis 

Nocturne on an Unfamiliar Trail for solo marimba (2016)

Commissioned by Tyler Tsunekwa 

Sacramento, CA

Calving, a miniature for solo cello (2016)

Recorded by Craig Hultgren at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN

 

Autumn Sky for solo piano (2014)

Sacramento State School of Music, CA

 

Afterthoughts for solo piano (2013)

Sacramento State School of Music, Sacramento, CA

 

Undefined Romances for solo flute (2012)

Sacramento State School of Music, Sacramento, CA

 

Large Ensemble

Apertures for Orchestra (2019)

2.1.2.2.2.2.2.1.Timp +1. Strings

Sacramento/Davis, CA

Other Projects

Mini-set (2019)

Avant-garde/experimental metal

electric guitar, electric bass, amplified piano, drum set

Performance by Ehnahre on February 29, 2019

Sacramento/Davis, CA

Current/Future Compositions 

Micromechanisms no. 2 & 3 for the Zofo Piano Duo

Performance on February 2020

Ann E. Pitzer Center, University of California, Davis

New Commision for Earplay

Performance on 2018-2019 Concert Season

San Francisco/Bay Area, CA

New Piece for UC Davis Sinfonietta

Performance on March 28, 2020 

Ann E. Pitzer Center, University of California, Davis

New Piece for Chris Froh, Percussion

Performance on March 29, 2020 

Ann E. Pitzer Center, University of California, Davis

In Bloom for Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra

Performance on Spring 2020 

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

New Commission for Stacey Pelinka and the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

Performance in May, 2020

Berkely/San Francisco, CA

© 2016-2019 Josiah Catalan