Selected Compositions

(pieces performed by the composer, unless otherwise noted)

Interactive Piece for Tenor Balloon and Player Piano II (2014). Live balloon performance and programming for Player Piano II (using Max6) by Judy Dunaway. Player Piano II (automated grand piano) created by Godfried-Willem Raes. Premiered by Judy Dunaway at Logos Foundation, Gent, Belgium, October 2014..

Piece for Giant Balloon and So (2014). Live balloon performance and programming for So (using Max 6) by Judy Dunaway. So (automated sousaphone) created by Godfried-Willem Raes. Premiered by Judy Dunaway at Logos Foundation, Gent, Belgium, October 2014.

For Piano with Balloons (2012). Premiered by Kathleen Supove at Roulette in New York City in April 2013.

What You Cannot Hear (2011). A transmission art piece utilizing live streaming artifacts, created with MaxMSP. Premiered in January 2011 via the Dada Wurm Show. Released on CD as part of Leonardo Music Journal, Volume 22 in November 2012.

For Tenor Balloon and Voice (2009). Premiered by vocalist Jennifer Walshe and J.D. at MATA Interval Series, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY, March 2009. Recorded excerpts of premiere featured on "Voice of America." Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/light-23/for-tenor-balloon-and-voice

On the Air for saxophone, pre-recorded balloon sounds and radio static (2007). Radiophonic work premiered by saxophonist Gitta Schaefer at live concert for German radio, Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Koeln, Germany, November 2007. U.S. premiere by Chris Kelsey at WGXC, Hudson, NY, September 2011. Subsequently performed by Owen Callahan on UStream and broadcast live into the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University in January 2012, now available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/-vk5KuKHghQ

SWIRL-o-ton for giant balloon and soundtrack (2007). Premiered at live concert for German Radio, Deutshlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Koeln, Germany, November 2007.

Streetsounds, Stigma, and New Park Plaza (2006-2007) - electroacoustic works created specially for and presented on Sex Workers' Internet Radio Lounge internet webcast, 2007. Streetsounds also presented at Computer Music Concert, SUNY Stony Brook, February 2007.

The Balloon Factory (2004-2006) and The Rubber Forest (2004-2006). Electro-acoustic collaborations with Damian Catera, released on Judy Dunaway's "Mother of Balloon Music" CD on Innova Records (2006). .

40 Reasons Why Whores Are My Heroes (musical setting of text by Annie Sprinkle) for three vocalists, clarinet, bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, banjo, percussion and piano (2005). Premiere pending.

Balloon Symphony No. 3 for balloons, orchestra, audience and 3 video projections (2004). Premiere pending.

Balloon Symphony No. 2 for balloons and 2 video projections (2004). World premiere at Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA, March 2005; New York City premiere at Eyebeam, June 2006; European premiere at Gewerbemuseum, Winterhur, Switzerland, May 2008. Subsequently presented at Greenwich House (NYC), Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Wesleyan University. Video excerpts available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/zL5h4I47szQ

Balloon Symphony No. 1 for balloons and video projection (2004). U.S. premiere at CEAIT Festival, Roy and Edna Disney Center, Los Angeles, CA, January 2005; European premiere at Gewerbemuseum, Winterhur, Switzerland May 2008.

Affirmative Action for sensors, projection, amplified breathing and percussionist (2004). Premiered by Russell Greenberg at SUNY Stony Brook, February 2005. Video excerpts available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCLCwAnZLl0

The Sound of Skin (2003) for human skin and balloons, premiered by Kattt Sammon Ensemble at the ACME Observatory, San Francisco, CA, December, 2003.

For Balloon and String Quartet (2001), premiered by J.D. and the FLUX quartet at Roulette, NYC, December, 2001. Recording available on Judy Dunaway's "Mother of Balloon Music" CD on Innova Records (2006). Listen to the Second Movement on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/light-23/second-movement-for-balloon

For Bass Koto with Balloons (2000), premiered by Ryuko Mizutani at Wesleyan University, April, 2000 and presented at Roulette, NYC, March 2006. Recording available on Judy Dunaway's "Mother of Balloon Music" CD on Innova Records (2006). Watch video of the premiere performance on YouTube: http://youtu.be/eSXKXzCmhKw

Pop Music (1999) premiered at Podewil, Berlin, Germany, September 1999. U.S. premiere at The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, April 2000.

Stripes for balloon with video projections by Chris Jonas (1999), premiered at Experimental Intermedia, New York City, December 1999.

For Chorus with Balloons (1999) premiered by The Wesleyan Singers at Amherst College, Little Three Choral Festival, October 1999. European premiere by the Kammersprechchor Zurich conducted by Bernhard Erne in Zurich, Switzerland, September 2000. Watch a video of the premiere performance on YouTube: http://youtu.be/nV3iuS-tOYI

Four Hearts for heart shaped balloons (1999) premiered by the Jan Huii Ensemble at Stitching Logos, Gent, Belgium, June 1999.

40 Days and 40 Nights for balloon sample CD and live balloons (1999) premiered at Stitching Logos, Gent, Belgium, June 1999. To listen to excerpts go here: http://www.ubu.com/sound/dunaway.html

Molto for Tenor Balloon (1999), premiered at the Bang On A Can Festival, NYC, May 1999.

Duet for Jumbo Balloons (1998) premiered by J.D., Molly Sturges and Ben Stanko at Wesleyan University, November 1998.

Champagne in Mexico City (1997) a collaboration with Dan Evans-Farkas for edited balloon and electronic processing, Bluebird (1997) a collaboration with Yasunao Tone for balloon and damaged CD, and Rubber Sampler Quilt for sampled balloons, released by Composers Recordings, Inc./CRI in June 1998 on the CD "Judy Dunaway: Balloon Music."

Electronic music for choreographer Kay Nishikawa's dance performances in NYC at Ceres Gallery in May, 1997, and Judson Church in November, 1997.

D for tenor balloon trio (1997), premiered by J.D., John Hollenbeck and Matt Moran at the Downtown Arts Festival, NYC, September 1997.

Sensation for audience and tape (1997), premiered at the Mixed Messages Festival, NYC, May 1997. Conducted by Baby Dee.

Piece for Amplified 5 1/2 Foot Diameter Balloon (1996), premiered at Soho Arts Festival, NYC, September 1996.

"Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime" (1995) for eight balloons, and Piece for Solo Tenor Balloon (1996) premiered at La Mama Galleria, NYC, February 1996. Subsequently performed throughout North America and Europe at numerous venues and festivals. "Piece for Solo Tenor Balloon" available on the CRI CD "Judy Dunaway: Balloon Music" (1998) and a live performance recording from 2002 is available on the Alku cassette "Globos." (2011).

Live incidental music for the "Check Your Pants at the Door" avant-garde TV talk show with comedian Lou Acierno (aired on public access cable) (1995) (live ensemble included Evan Gallagher, Sean Meehan, Dan Evans Farkas, Ben Manley, etc.)

Fifty 210 (for electric guitar and Yamaha Fifty 210 amplifier), a recording of which was released on Composers Recordings, Inc./CRI in July, 1995.

Improvisational structures for "Rubberama," a latex instruments ensemble (1994-1995) with Ken Butler and Michael Delia.

Piece for Weather Balloon (Revised) (1994) premiered at Stitching Logos, Gent, Belgium, May 1994.

Funky Balloons (1993), Balloon March (1992), Piece for Weather Balloon (1993), and Structured Improvisation with Signs (1993), all premiered by J.D. and ensemble at the Alternative Museum, NYC, 1993. European premiere of Balloon March and Funky Balloons at Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 1994. Recording of Balloon March is available on the CD "Sound Art at Het Apollohuis" on Wergo Records.

Duo for Radio Stations (1992) simulcast on WKCR (NYC) and WFMU (NJ), 1992. Included 14 live musicians, pre-recorded tape, and Tamio Shiraishi via telephone from Japan. To listen to excerpts go here: http://www.ubu.com/sound/dunaway.html

Balloon Pool (1992), premiered at ABC No Rio, NYC, for a group of improvising balloonists, 1992.

Balloon Trio (1990) (performed by J.D., Blaise Siwula and Chris Kelsey) premiered at Roulette, NYC, 1990.

Score for Diane Torr's performance art piece "Crossing the River Styx", presented at Franklin Furnace in 1990, incorporating tape creations, and live vocals, electric organ and hardcore band, including the work The Dead (for organ and seven cheap tape players) (1990) (performed by Evan Gallagher). In 1993 "The Dead " was released on a compilation CD on AMF records. The CD has since gone out-of-print but you may listen to "The Dead " on Ubuweb: http://www.ubu.com/sound/dunaway.html

Over 30 art rock compositions for Judy Dunaway and the Evan Gallagher Little Band (1989-1994). Instrumentation: vocals, guitar, keyboards/electronics, and drums/percussion. Listen to songs by JDEGLB on myspace and ubuweb: http://www.myspace.com/jdeglb and http://www.ubu.com/sound/dunaway.html