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 tubacommissioned 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