My work is a polemic of cultural identity.  Consumed by ever-evolving rituals of disintegrating perspectives, I explore the liminal space between tone and noise.  These investigations of the noise spectrum result in disparate timbres, representative of the contentious duality of Asian America ritualistically searching for acceptance.  A confluence of the conflicting identities, both elected and imposed, my work is a testament against cultural colonization and representative of the struggle for an established Asian American identity.  For me, timbral deconstructions iconoclastically disrupt imposed identities, engendering new perspectives.  Through timbral investigations, I aim to sear an imprint of identity.

Joshua Marquez with the JACK Quartet

Joshua Marquez with the JACK Quartet

Chamber Ensemble

For Vincent Chin, 2017 [fl vln] | score | video

commissioned and performed by Access Contemporary Music for the Golden Triangle in Chicago, IL for Open House Chicago 2017

Awake, 2016 [shvi ten 2vln vla vc] | score

2016 Sayat Nova International Composition Competition 3rd Prize

Toward, 2015 [fl cl pno vln vc] | score | recording

commissioned and premiered by Ensemble 319, November 2015
Recorded by the Brno Philharmonic on Pierrot Series Vol. 2 (ABLAZE, 2019).

Abrade, 2015 [string quartet] | score | recording

premiered by the JACK Quartet, December 2015

Pagtindig, 2014 [string quartet] | score | recording

premiered by the JACK Quartet, October 2014

Fingerprint Skin Graft, 2013 [fl cl pno vln vc] | score | recording

premiered by the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, November 2013

Cold Star, 2013 [string quartet] | score | recording

premiered by the JACK Quartet, October 2013

a frayed, jute whipping knot, 2012 [ob cl asax bcl bsn] | score | recording

commissioned and premiered by the Akropolis Reed Quintet, January 2012

A Certain Shade of Sertraline, 2011 [ob cl asax bcl bsn] | score | recording

commissioned and premiered by Quintet Sirocco, March 2012

Large Ensemble

Aperture Assonance, 2016 [chamber orchestra] | score | recording

commissioned and recorded by University of Iowa Center for New Music, April 2016

...in inky night..., 2015 [chamber orchestra] | score | recording

commissioned and premiered by the University of Iowa Center for New Music, April 2015

Matingkad, 2014 [fl ob cl perc pno vln vc] | score | recording

commissioned and premiered by Ensemble 319, November 2014

Ang Alamat Ng Araw at Gabi, 2011 [string orchestra] | score | recording

premiered by the Gate City Camerata, November 2011
Calvin Windschitl and Allison Offerman performing Flare

Calvin Windschitl and Allison Offerman performing Flare

Solo

Slink, 2016 [fl] | score

commissioned and premiered by Iwona Glinka, November 2016
recorded by Iwona Glinka on One Minute (Sarton Records), 2017

Slough, 2015 [vln] | score | recording

commissioned and premiered by Andrew Gentzsch, October 2015
recorded by Carmine Marcello Rizzi on Architectures (RMN Classical), 2016

Lexicon I, 2015 [fl elec] | score | recording

commissioned and premiered by Emily Duncan, December 2015

Flare, 2014 [ob] | score | recording

commissioned and premiered by Allison Offerman, April 2014

Electroacoustic

Putrefaction, 2013 [8-channel fixed media] | recording

premiered December 2013
released on Sonic Flux (E.M.P.i.R.E.S Records), 2014
Alvon Reed's Guitarra! with Regina Morones, Hannah Weeks, and Joshua Marquez

Alvon Reed's Guitarra! with Regina Morones, Hannah Weeks, and Joshua Marquez

Collaborative

GRIT, 2015 [fl ob cl pno perc vln vc] | video

premiered by GRIT Collaborative, February 2016
awarded Iowa Social Justice Grant and Arts Across Borders Grant

...not without breaking it..., 2015 [stereo fixed media] | video

premiered by GRIT Collaborative, December 2015

Spill, 2015 [tap dancer] | video

premiered by GRIT Collaborative, April 2015

Equate, 2015 [cl pno vln vc] | video

premiered by Ensemble 319/Brooke Robinson/Destiny Washington with Rebekah Chappell (choreographer), April 2015

Guitarra!, 2015 [guitar dancer] | video

premiered by Joshua Marquez, Regina Morones, and Hannah Weeks with Alvon Reed (choreographer), April 2015