Daniel W.
Koontz
composer
Compositions, commissions, and
premieres
Muybridge Cycles (2009) marimba trio
    
Written for Timetable Percussion
Premiere: Timetable Percussion.  Stony Brook University, January, 2010.
Turn
(2009) solo violin.
Premiere: Marc Levine. Southampton, NY.  May, 2009.
SPIN (2008) piano trio.
    
Written for the Oracle Trio
Premiere: Oracle Trio.  Taylor University, Upland, IN.  October, 2009.
Soft Stillness and the Night
(2007) piano and percussion.
    Written for Strike Percussion
Premiere: Strike Percussion.  Schwob School of Music, January, 2009.
Three Songs on Poems by Anne Coon (2007) tenor voice and piano.
Premiere: Warren and Daniel Koontz.  Eastman School of Music, May, 2008.
Twist (2006) two pianos.
   
 Commissioned by Pianofest
Premiere: Martin Leung and Michelle McCann.  Southampton, NY, August, 2007.
6 Chorale Preludes for Pipe Organ (2005) pipe organ.
Premiere: Daniel Koontz, Christ Episcopal Church, Sag Harbor.  May, 2009.
Intelligent Design (2005) string quartet.

Hear an excerpt.
   
   
Commissioned by Swarthmore College
Premiere: Momenta String Quartet.  Swarthmore College, November, 2006.
Causerie (2005) percussion, guitar, piano, and accordion.
    
Commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation
Premiere: Sequitur.  Merkin Concert Hall, NY, Fall, 2006.
St. Charles Songs (2004) soprano and organ.
    
Commissioned by Charles Matz
Premiere: Darynn Zimmer, soprano. Southampton, NY, July 4, 2004.
Marimbiature (2003) marimba duo.
    
Commissioned by DoublePlay Percussion Duo
Premiere: DoublePlay Percussion Duo.  Brooklyn, NY.  September 26, 2004.
12 Improvements for Piano piano solo.  (Collects 4 previous books of
Improvements.)

Hear an excerpt.

Premiere: Simon Docking, piano.  Sag Harbor, NY, February 2007.
Final Improvements (2003) piano solo
    
Written for Simon Docking
The Life of Towns (2003) chorus and organ.  Poetry by Anne Carson.
    
Commissioned by the Choral Society of the Hamptons
Premiere: The Chorale Society of the Hamptons, Mark Mangini,
conducting.                      Bridgehampton, NY, July 11, 2004.
Ciphers (2002) chamber ensemble
     
Written for the Furious Band
Premiere: The Furious Band, Roger Zahab, conducting.  Bellefield Hall Auditorium,
Pittsburgh, March 29. 2003.
Improvements Book III (2001) piano solo
     
Written for Simon Docking
Premiere: Simon Docking.  Music Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 12, 2002.
Attack Mode (2001) saxophone and piano
     
Commissioned by Ensemble 21
Premiere: Taimur Sullivan, saxophone and Maralyn Nonken, piano.  FLEA Theater,
New York City, May 7, 2001.
Holding Patterns (1999) for chamber ensemble.

Hear an excerpt.

Premiere: Nieuw Ensemble, Ed Spanjaard, conducting.  Proms Paradiso,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 27, 2000.
Losing Touch (1999) for accordion solo
Premiere: Ictus Ensemble.  Abbaye de Royaumont, France, September 27, 1999.
Entanglement (1998) for chamber orchestra.

Hear an excerpt.

Premiere: Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, Jeffery Meyer, conducting.
April 14, 1999.
Elevations (1998) for flute and percussion.
Premiere: Paul Vaillancourt and Andree Martin.  State University of New York at
Stony Brook, May 6, 1998.
In the Valley of Kings (1997) for electronic sounds on tape.
Premiere: Computer Music Concert.  State University of New York at Stony Brook,
November 23, 1997.
Drei Verbesserungen (Improvements Book 2) (1997) for piano solo
Premiere: Simon Docking.  State University of New York at Stony Brook, October 8,
1997.
Trellis (1996) for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano.
Premiere: Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, Jeffery Meyer, conducting.  
State University of New York at Stony Brook, April 26, 1997.      
Anton von Webern spielt clavinet auf der Hochzeit von Alban Berg (1996)
for clavinet with wah-wah pedal.
Premiere: Simon Docking. State University of New York, Stony Brook, November 14,
1996.
Immersion (1996) for electronically- generated tape.
Premiere: Electronic music concert, State University of New York at Stony Brook,
February 15, 1996.
Chamber Sextet (1995) flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion.
Premiere: New York New Music Ensemble, Harvey Sollberger, conducting. Slee
Concert Hall, University of Buffalo, June 8, 1996.
ZOOM (1995) for cello and piano.
Premiere: Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, State University of New York
at Stony Brook, April 8, 1996.
Three Improvements for Piano (1994) for piano solo.
Premiere: Daniel Koontz, piano. Rock Hall, Esther Boyer College of Music, Temple
University, October 29, 1994.
Perforned by the Momenta String
Quartet
Simon Docking, piano
The Nieuw Ensemble
Ed Spanjaard, conductor
The Composers Conference
Performing Artists
Efrain Guigui, conductor