"Brett Banducci's deftly nimble and mercurial musical voice takes us on unexpected journeys, from the vertiginous vocal heights explored in his orchestral song cycle, 'la luna ligada al mar', to the quirky, shadowy dance moves heard in his craftily enigmatic 'Basque Suites' for flute and ‘cello. This is music of constant surprise and delight."
Premiere: 2007, University of California, Riverside Ira Glansbeek, ‘cello
Premiere: 2007, University of California, Riverside Gary Barnett, piano
'sonata urbana' for solo clarinet in B-flat
III FOMO I
IV FOMO II
Current Projects and Commissions 2018/19:
Rilke+Lieder for Countertenor, Viola, and Organ
(José Luis Muñoz, countertenor, Brett Banducci, viola, Douglas Cleveland, organ— Seattle, Jan. 26. 2019)
between you & You for Two Keyboardists (2 Prepared Pianos, 2 Toy Pianos, 2 Melodicas), and Viola.
(HOCKET, Brett Banducci, viola— Los Angeles, spring, 2019)
Basque Suites (2011)
Michael Matsuno, flute Stella Cho, 'cello
Premiere: 2011, University of Southern California
Michael Matsuno, flute
Stella Cho, ‘cello
Premiere: 2009, All Saints' Church, Beverly Hills
Premiere: 2008, University of California, Riverside
Premiere: 2016 by Sakura on the Chamber Music Sedona concert series.
Commissioned by a grant from Tarisio.
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Voice and Piano
Voice with Small Ensemble
Text: Elise Suklje Martin
Premiere: 2010, University of Southern California Sophie Wingland, soprano
Donald Crockett, cond.
Solo Instrument and Ensemble
Premiere: 2007, Ensemble Green Paul Sherman, oboe d'amore
Premiered 2009 by the composer at the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, Eugene, OR.