WORKS

CRAIG  MICHAEL  DAVIS | Composer

 

LARGE | ENSEMBLE


Work in Progress (2018) 10 min

Orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/2hrp.pno.timp.3perc./2.2.2.3.2strings)

Commissioned and Premiered by the Indiana University Symphonic Orchestra (TBD)


Clockwork (2018) 45 min

Piano + Strings

Premiere TBD


War Against the Soul (2017) 7 min

Wind Band

Commissioned and Premiered by Eric Smedley and the Indiana University Symphonic Wind Band

 
 

I Never Saw the Point of Breathing (2017) 8 min

Saxophone Ensemble: 12 Saxophones

Commissioned and Premiered by the Indiana University Student Composers' Association, April 2018


Letters to a Terrorist (2016-2017) 60 min

SSA, Flute, B. Clarinet, Piano, Perc., E. Guitar, VC, DB

Excerpts Premiered at the "Breaking the Fourth Wall" New Music Festival 2017

 
 

Floating Cities (2017) 7 min

Guitar Orchestra: 12 Classical Guitars

Placed "Finalist" in the 2017 ASCAP Young Composer Awards 2017

Commissioned and Premiered by Daniel Duarte and the Indiana University Guitar Ensemble

 
 

Imaginary Spaces (2016) 8 min

Flute, B. Clarinet, Piano, Perc., E. Guitar, VC, DB

Premiered at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in NYC, 2016


Where I Am Now (2016) 10 min

Flute, B. Clarinet, Piano, Perc., E. Guitar, VC, DB

Premiered at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in NYC, 2016


Re-Creation (2015, 2016) 49 min

String Orchestra

Placed "Finalist" in the Sacrarium Composition Competition for Sacred Music 2015

Premiered by the L'viv Philharmonic Orchestra, May 2015 


Death Has Friends (2015) 8 min

Flute, B. Clarinet, Piano, Perc., E. Guitar, VC, DB

Premiered at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, 2015


The Ground Beneath My Feet (2015) 6 min

Flute, B. Clarinet, Piano, Perc., E. Guitar, VC, DB

Premiered at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, 2015


 

CHAMBER | ENSEMBLe

 

Harmonic Counterpoint (2018) 8 min

Wind Quintet

Premiere: Commissioned by Æther Quintet


Nuclear Weapons (2018) 6 min

Percussion Quartet + Video

Premiere: Commissioned by the Oregon Bach Festival's Composers Symposium "New Sound Worlds 2018" in July 2018

 
 

Ever So Slightly The World Changes (2018) 12 min

7 Harps

Written for and dedicated to Carolyn Anderson  


I Never Saw the Point of Breathing (2017) 8 min

Version for Saxophone Quartet

Commissioned and Premiered by the Indiana University Student Composers' Association, April 2018


Gasping For Air (2017) 6 min

Fl, Cl, Cello, Percussion, Piano

Premiered at the "Breaking the Fourth Wall" New Music Festival 2017


Forgetting Faces (2016) 5 min

String Quartet No. 2

Commissioned and Premiered by the Indiana University Student Composers' Association, March 2017


Innocent Bystander (2015) 5 min

String Quartet No. 1

Commissioned and Premiered by the JACK Quartet  


The Space Between Spaces (2014) 3 min

String Trio  


Resonance (2014) 8 min

Snare Drum Quartet

Commissioned and Premiered by the NYU Percussion Ensemble 


Cayucos (2013) 6 min

Vln, VC, DB, Vibes, Piano, E. Guitar, Trombone, Clarinet, or Available Instruments


Biting The Apple (2013) 5 min

Piano and Tenor

Poem by Jeanie Greensfelder


White Noise (2013) 4 min

Piano, Vibraphone, Cello 


Refracted (2013) 25 min

Cello Trio


Black Light (2013) 20 min

Electric Guitar Quartet  


Entropy is a Property of the System (excerpt) (2013) 8 min

Clarinet, B.Cl., Vln, VC, E.Guitar, Vibes, Marimba, E.Organ


Drone 8 (2012) 5 min

Four Pianos


Perspective (2012) 10 min (excerpt) 

Flute, Alto Sax, Vln, VC, DB, Piano or Available Instruments


The Manifesto (2012) 10 min

Available Instruments


 

SOLO | DUO


Strange And Beautiful (Day 101) (2019) 6 min

Keyboard + Delay Pedal

 
 
 

Fractured Glass (2019) 3 min

Classical Guitar | Commissioned by Mike Reardon


Ever So Slightly the Wold Changes (2018) 12 min

Harp + 6 Pre-Recorded Harps


Reflected Light (2018) 7 min

Cello + Fixed Media


12 Etudes (2016) 60 min

Solo Piano

Placed "Finalist" in the 2016 ASCAP Young Composer Awards 

1. The Girl Speaks

2. The Ground Beneath My Feet

3. The Delusion of Will

4. To: Philip Glass

5. To: Erik Satie

6. To: Michael Gordon

7. Innocent Bystander Part 1

8. Innocent Bystander Part 2

9. Light Waves

10. S.L.O. Down

11. What You See Isn’t Always What You Get

12. The Ballerina


S.L.O. Down (2015) 5 min

Bass Clarinet Duo


 The Raven (2012) 11 min

Piano & Spoken Word


Annabel Lee (2012) 6 min

Piano & Spoken Word


Meditations (2012) 8 min

Prepared Piano


Life Cycle (2012) 12 min

Solo Piano and ebow


Indigo Bliss (2012) 3 min

Solo Piano


 San Francisco Parade (2012) 5 min

Solo Piano & 5 ebows


 Mirage (2012) 3 min

Toy Piano  


 

OPERA | Ballet | MUSIC THEATER


Letters to a Terrorist (2017) 75 min

SSA, Flute, B. Clarinet, Piano, Perc., E. Guitar, VC, DB

 
 

 

CHORUS | VOCAL

 


Selah (2015) 5 min

SSATTB, Piano, Glockenspiel, Bass Drum, Double Bass

 
 

 

ARRANGEMENTS


Harmonic Counterpoint (2018) 8 min

Horn Quartet

Premiere: Commissioned by Mikayla McCommas for her undying support for new music


I Never Saw the Point of Breathing (arr. Reed Quintet)(2018) 8 min

Oboe (& English Horn), B-Flat Cl, Alto Sax. (& Sop. Sax), Bassoon, B. Clarinet


I Never Saw the Point of Breathing (arr. Sax Quartet)(2018) 8 min

Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax


Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (J.S. Bach)(2016) 7 min

Flute, B. Clarinet, Piano, Perc., E. Guitar, VC, DB


Lost Illusions (Felix Mendelssohn) (2016) 5 min

Flute, B. Clarinet, Piano, Perc., E. Guitar, VC, DB


The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I & II (excerpt)(2013) 120 min

Arrangement for Strings


 

MULTI-MEDIA 

 

FILM & Radio

 


Official Film Reel* (2018) 4.5 min

Samples From Most Recent Projects


One Track Interview (2018) 45 min

Interview by One Track Radio


IU GPSG Podcast (Ep. 7) (2017) 27 min

Radio Show Produced by Rick Brewer


Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927) (2017) 62 min

1927 Silent Film by Walter Ruttmann


The Strong Man (2017) 6 min

1926 Silent Film


 

The Run Through (2016) 3 min

Documentary Short


 

The Midnight Screening (2012) 75 mins

Various Compositions and Foley


 

Raising Ryan (2012) 22 min

Documentary Film


 

Chosen (2012) 1 min

Animation Trailer

 


*recordings available upon request

 

ELECTRO-ACCOUSTIC






Reflected Light (2018) 7 min

Cello + Fixed Media


Ever Be Deconstruction (2017) 6 min

Fixed Media


Safe Haven (2017) 6 min

Piano + Electronics           


Quiet Music (2016) 7 min

Music Concrete     


All The Sound We Cannot Hear (2016) 6 min

Music Concrete


For Your Convenience (2013) 4 min

Music Concrete


Tuning Fork Etude (2013) 7 min

Tuning Forks and Two E. Pianos


 

DISCOGRAPHY

 
LETTERS TO A TERRORIST for the Craig Michael Davis Ensemble

LETTERS TO A TERRORIST for the Craig Michael Davis Ensemble

 
SELAH for Choir

SELAH for Choir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
WAR AGAINST THE SOUL for Wind Band

WAR AGAINST THE SOUL for Wind Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
WORK IN PROGRESS for Orchestra

WORK IN PROGRESS for Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
I NEVER SAW THE POINT OF BREATHING for Saxophone Ensemble

I NEVER SAW THE POINT OF BREATHING for Saxophone Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
12 ETUDES for Solo Piano

12 ETUDES for Solo Piano