CATALOGUE OF WORKS and selected performances 1979-2014

 

TREE PIECES:

 

 

Tree Piece #55 “lulu variations” (2008 - 2014)
African Gray Parrot, Buchla Lightning, violin and muted trumpet with real time/ digital mix

Other Minds Festival 2014 San Francisco Jazz Center, Lulu Variations 2 (Lulu, T.Dambly, W.Reid, 3-1-14)
Djerassi Institute (W.Reid, 2-24-14)
On The Nature of Nature,
Oakland Museum Garden, with photographs by Ariel Tingley (Lulu, Shoo-Shoo, W. Reid, T. Dambly, premiere 10-12-08) Thingamajigs Festival,
Vessel Gallery, Oakland(Lulu, Shoo-Shoo, W. Reid, T. Dambly, 9-25-10) Pixilerations Festival
Brown University (10-2-10) The Ivy Room, Berkeley (Lulu, W. Reid, R. Heglin, 2-12-12) The Ivy Room, Berkeley (Lulu, W. Reid, T.Dambly, 6-3-13)
 

 

Tree Piece #58 “lu-shoo fragments” (2010-11)
African Grey Parrot, Pacific Parrotlet, Buchla Lightning,violin, muted trumpet, and bird whistles, 
real time/digital surround mix
Trimpin at Stanford: DIY Tailgate Musical Instruments Demonstration/Performance White Plaza, Stanford University (Lulu, W. Reid, T. Dambly, R. Heglin,4-10-11 The Ivy Room, Berkeley (Lulu, W.Reid, R. Heglin, 2-12-12) The Ivy Room Berkeley (Lulu, W. Reid, T. Dambly, 6-3-13) Other Minds Festival 2014:
San Francisco Jazz Center,
fragments/variations mix = Lulu Variations (2) (Lulu,T. Dambly, W.Reid, 3-1-14)



Tree Pie
ce #52 “19 variations on 19 variations” (2005)

for trumpet, trombone and tuba
commissioned by Brassiosaurus (Tomita-Djil-Heglin)

New Works for Brassiosaurus,

Trinity Chapel, Berkeley (T. Tomita, R. Heglin, T. Djil, premiere, 3-4-03)
Atelier Niente, Berkeley ( Brassiosaurus, 8-10-05)

 

Tree Piece #51 “lightningdog variations” (2004)
for violin, Buchla lightning and dogs

Live Oak Park, Berkeley (W.Reid, Twinkie, Hazelle,

Atelier Niente, Berkeley (W. Reid, Twinkie, Hazelle, 1-14-04) 

 

 Tree Piece #50 “19 variations” (2001)

for violin and percussion

 ODC Theatre and Living Music Inc. Present:

Spring New Music Series, Small Ensembles / Large Ensembles
San Francisco (W. Reid, W. Winant, premiere 3-24-01)



Tree Piece #46 “old pond frog leaps in sound of water” -Basho (1998)

for violin and percussion

 

In Your Ear New Music Festival, Berkeley Art Center

(A. Tingley, W. Reid, W. Winant, premiere 7-12-98)

 

 

Tree Piece #44 “frog persona” (1994)

for 2 or more instuments

American Music Week, “New Music Worlds”, New Music Works,

Santa Cruz ( D.Buchla, G. Lewis, W. Reid, premiere 11-7-94)

Forest, Mills College,Tree Pieces installation / performance Prieto Gallery,

(D. Buchla, E. Buchla, G. Lewis, W. Reid 11-11-94)

 

Tree Piece #43 “studies in timbre” (1996)

for violin, koto and percussion (1996)

Sound Culture ’96, James Moore Theatre, Oakland Museum

(M. Masaoka, G. Robair, W. Reid, premiere 4-7-96)

 

Tree Piece #42 “happy birthday joyce” (1992)

visual and sound installation

commissioned by Joyce Umamoto

Noh Sculpture, Asian American Theatre Company, San Francisco,

(A. Tingley / W. Reid, premiere 8-29-92)

Prieto Gallery “Tree Pieces: Visual Scores”, Mills (11-11-94)

 

 

Tree Piece #41 “bird Y” (1992)

for violin, piano and percussion

commissioned by the Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio

Abel-Steinberg- Winant Trio Concert

Concert Hall, Mills College (premiere 4-11-92)

Prieto Gallery, Mills College, Tree Pieces installation (reception, 11-11-94)

 

Tree Piece #37 (1993)

for 2 instruments

Live Oak Park (12-18-93)

Prieto Gallery, Mills College, Tree Pieces installation (reception, 11-11-94

Communication Technology Cluster, Oakland, CA, Tree Pieces installation (reception, 9-24-99)

 

Tree Piece #34 “frog ostinato” (1985)

for oboe and percussion

written for William Banovetz and William Winant

New Langton Arts (premiere,Banovetz, Winant, (11-16-85)

New Music with Birds, Frogs & Other Creatures,

Oakland Museum (W. Banovetz, W. Winant, 4-9-88)

San Francisco Contemporary Players, Museum of Modern Art,

Green Room, (W. Banovetz, W. Winant, 5-7-91)

Mills College, Graduate Recital ( Evelyn,2002)

The Ivy Room, Berkeley (DJ Performance, 6-3-12)

 

Tree Piece #31 “one eye sees, the other feels” -Klee (1992)

for trumpet and percussion

commissioned by Tom Dambly

A Concert of New Works for Trumpet, Mills College

( T. Dambly, J. Davel, premiere 4-11-92)

New Sound Works, Art Gallery Mills College (5-11-92)

In Your Ear, New Music Festival, Berkeley Art Center (7-12-98)

Dance Naganuma, Session House, Tokyo, Japan (1-16-2000)

 

 

Tree Piece #24 “bird music 2” (1992)

for violin and percussion

PMD-HNU Faculty Recital, Chapel, Holy Names University

(W. Reid, R. Revelli, K. Bobrowski, premiere 9-27-92)

 

 

Tree Piece #21 “bird music” (1985)

for violin and percussion

commissioned by Mary Oliver

Avant-Garde Violin Concert,

New Performance Gallery (Mary Oliver, W.Winant, premiere 9-18-85)

Langton Arts: Wendy Reid/Jin-Hi Kim, San Francisco (11-16-85)

Exploratorium: YLEM -Artists Using Science & Technology (1-23-90)

Abel-Steinberg- Winant Trio Concert, Mills College Student Union (4-16-90)

Mills College Alumni Concert, (Abel-Winant) (10-12-90)

Japan Tour of Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio (11-90)

Dream of Wild Animals, Ruth Botchen Dance Co., Oakland (12-90)

Prieto Gallery, Mills College, Tree Pieces installation (reception, 11-11-94)

Contemporary Music Competition, (Vancoillie Van Der Vekens (V!P),

Antwerp, Belgium (2-26-04)

V!P Concert (Vancoillie/ Van Der Vekens), Antwerp Belgium (3-04)

 

 

Tree Piece #17 “nothing is more real than nothing” -Beckett (1991)

for 2 or more instruments

commissioned by Don Buchla

Merkin Recital Hall, NYC, Interpretations Series

(D. Buchla, M. Goldstein, premiere 1-9-92)

Electro-Acoustic Music Concert, Mills (D. Buchla, W. Winant,10-8-92)

Bird-Frog Concert, Oakland Museum (4-5-92)

International Computer Music Conference, San Jose (D. Buchla, M. Goldstein, 10-15-92)

Cornell University Music Department ( 11-2-92)

Drew University Music Department, (11-3-92)

Center for Music Technology, Rudford University (11-7-92)

Mills Contemporary Ensemble Concert (4-11-93)

Prieto Gallery, Mills College, Tree Pieces installation ( reception,11-11-94)

Communications Technology Cluster, Oakland, CA, Tree Pieces installation (reception, 9-24-99)

15th AnnualAvant-Garden Music Festival, Santa Cruz (6-11-95)

ODC Theatre and Living Music Inc. Present: Spring New

Music Series: Small Ensembles / Large Ensembles

(P. Gelb, D. Joseph, W. Reid, A. Tingley, R. Baker, 3-24-01)

Music Teachers Convention of California, San Francisco

(G. Tingley, W. Reid, R. Baker, 7-3-01)

Vimeo: Downbeat Means Attack (10-26-10)

The Ivy Room, Berkeley (DJ Performance, 6-3-12)

 

 

Tree Piece #14 (1982)

for mixed ensemble

M.U.S.I.C. Festival, On Broadway, San Francisco

(W. Reid, W. Winant, premiere 12-4-82)

 

 

Tree Piece #10 (1982)

for 2 or more instruments

commissioned by William Winant

New Commissioned Works for Percussion, Concert Hall

(W. Winant, W. Reid, premiere 3-31-82)

New Performance Gallery, SF (5-29-84)

Mills Contemporary Ensemble, Concert Hall (12-4-90)

Night of the Living Composers: New Music Works Concert, 

Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, Santa Cruz (12-8-01)

The Ivy Room, Berkeley (DJ Performance, 6-3-12)

 

Tree Piece #8 (1984)

for solo percussion

written for William Winant

New Performance Gallery, SF (W. Winant, premiere 5-29-84)

New Langton Arts, SF (11-16-85)

San Francisco Art Institute, Bird-Frog Concert (3-12-89)

Ton Art ’89, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland (11-25-89)

Dream of Wild Animals, Ruth Botchen Dance Co., Oakland (12-90)

The Frog Peak, Roulette, NYC (Essential Music 5-7-95)

Frog Peak Concert, Town Hall, NYC (1995)

SoundCulture Festival, Oakland Museum,(G. Robair, 4-7-96)

In Your Ear Festival of New Music, Berkeley Art Center (7-12-98)

 

Tree Piece #4

“two poems by Shotsi Reid ”(1981)

for voice, violin and musicbox

Recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills (1881)

P.A.S.S., New York City (Reid, premiere12-28-81)

 

 

Tree Piece #2 (1980)

for paired instruments

Mills Contemporary Ensemble Concert

(W. Reid, D. Rosenboom, W. Winant, premiere 12-4-80)

7th Species Series, Ensemble Room, Mills College (12-4-93)

 

Tree Piece #1 “Gungles” (1980)

for mixed ensemble with yellow bird/ birdcage musicbox

Recording, Mills (W. Winant, S. Ashley, B. Golden, W.Reid, 4-80)

New Performance Works, Mills Student Union,

as a live composition with musicbox (4-25-80)

San Francisco Art Institute, score for film “On The Track” by L. Yam (1980)

San Francisco Film Festival shorts - film by L. Yam (1982)

 

Game of Tree (1980 - 2004)

for  one or more players 

New Performance Gallery, San Francisco

(T. Tomita, B. Golden, W. Winant, C. Maher, W. Reid, 5-29-84)

Graduate Composition Seminar / Mills Contemporary Ensemble,

Concert Hall, Mills College(C. Asplund, E. Osborn, G. Galindo, W. Reid, 12-4-90)

Niente Gallery, Berkeley

A. Tingley, W. Reid, 1-1-2004)

 

 

 

 

Early Works and selected performances 1968 - 1978

 

Glass Walls (1979)

for String Quartet and Tape 

Kronos Quartet (premiere), Mills Concert Hall (2-13-80)

San Francisco String Quartet, New Performance Gallery, SF(5-29-84)

San Francisco String Quartet Readings, S.F. Conservatory (10-8-81)

Mills Quartet (1st movement), New Works , Chapel (12-11-78)

 

Klee Pieces (1975 - 79) 

for mixed ensembles

ASMC Special Event, Mills Concert Hall

(Ensemble Klee, premiere 2-13-80)

PMD Faculty Recital, Studio Theatre, Holy Names University

(Faculty Ensemble for “Twittering Machine”, 6-4-97)

USC Contemporary Ensemble (Klee 3), Hancock Auditorium (1975)

 

 

 

"Tapping on Miracles", musical score for a film by L. Rindner (1978)

for mixed ensembles

UCLA, Los Angeles (10-79)

Mills Concert Hall (2-13-80)

 

 

 

Reflections on Klee (1976)

for mixed ensemble

Composition Departmental Recital, USC (5-10-76)

 

 

 

Experiments (1974)

for chamber orchestra

New Works, B.M. Recital, USC (4-21-75)

 

Sonata (1974)

for alto flute and piano

New Works, B.M. Recital, USC (4-21-75)

 

5 Sketches (1973)

for mixed ensemble

New Works ,B.M. Recital, USC (4-21-75)

 

Elegy (poem by Anne Lindbergh) (1973)

for soprano and piano

Barnsdall Arts Festival, Los Angeles (10-12-74)

New Works (B.M. Recital), USC (4-21-75)

 

Variations on a Poem by Shotsi Reid (1973)

for soprano and piano

Barnsdall Arts Festival, Los Angeles (10-12-74)

New Works,B.M. Recital, USC (4-21-75)

 

3 haiku (1972)

for soprano, claves and piano

New Works, B.M. Recital, USC (4-21-75)

Starlight Bowl, Burbank (6-6-75)

Students of Boulanger, Palais de Fontainbleau, France (8-75)

 

 

3 Pieces (texts: E. Dickinson, L. Cohen, W. Stevens) (1972)

for tenor, flute and cello

Composition Departmental Recital, USC (Donald Crockett,  premiere10-23-73)

New Works (B.M. Recital), USC (4-21-75)

 

“when god...”(-e.e. cummings) (1972)

for voice and flute

Barnsdall Arts Festival, Los Angeles (C.Fiasca, premiere 10-12-74)

 

Variations for Violin and Piano (1971)

New Works, B.M. Recital, USC (4-21-75)

 

Pirandello’s Henry IV (1970)

for violin and piano

Advance Theory Class Concert, USC (premiere 4-71)

 

 

Piece for Violin (1968)

written for Shotsi Reid