PREVIEW - Tesla's radical visions of scientific potential, and capitalist reform, which led to his rise as well as his downfall, resonate even more powerfully in the 21st century. Nikola Tesla pursues relentless dreams of tapping natural forces that could further liberate mankind.
BEST NEW WORKS 2017 South Florida Classical Review 2017
Tesla rushes in, reeling from his defeat at Edison’s hands. Tommie watches, shocked as Tesla is attacked by ideas and memories.
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS, the surrender of self in mystical contemplation
PREVIEW - Provocative 90 minute multimedia opera exploring epic conflicts at the intersections of the natural universe, technology and humanity. Through an enthralling integration of sonic and visual images, audience members were taken through time and space on a quest to understand — and actually feel as though they are experiencing — creation, natural catastrophe, social evolution, and the modern threat of self-annihilation.
A SENSATION! The Miami Herald 2015
SYMPHONY NO. 7 (BREATHE) - FIRST MOVMENT: STRUGGLE
STRUGGLE (Make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction).
Completed on a boat in the San Francisco Bay in summer 2018
Midi realization using Finale with Garratin Sounds (2018) - music video
EXCERPT from "SEX & ELECTRICITY" (TESLA Scene 11 from “TESLA”) (multidisciplinary opera) by Carson Kievman and Thomas Babe.
Tesla’s laboratory in Colorado Springs. In swirling haste, Tesla is writing in his journal as the workers, under the urgent direction of Charles Steinmetz, come and go, finishing preparations for a new, large-scale experiment meant to prove Tesla’s latest theories. There are indications of a brewing storm, and distant lightening.... Website info: https://sobearts.org/tesla Watch full opera on demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/teslaopera
FAIRY TALES, SONGS OF THE DANDELION WOMAN (multimedia opera)
PREVIEW - A 70-minute trip “down the rabbit hole.” With a score and libretto created by Carson Kievman, this contemporary music-theater journey hurtles through a kaleidoscopically shifting mental landscape, past the borderline between hilarity and madness, into a surrealistic dislocation\
A SHATTERING EXPERIENCE The Miami Herald
"Idyllix World" "Delayed Reaction" & "Destination" from the ending of "Fairy Tales, Songs of the Dandelion Woman"
PREVIEW - Pulsing, provocative and multidimensional, this contemporary take on Shakespeare's classic drama was the final commission by legendary New York theatrical producer Joseph Papp and scheduled for performance 20 years ago for the New York Shakespeare Festival, but it remained unperformed due to Papp's tragic passing.
DRAMATICALLY. POWERFULL - The Miami Herald/South Florida Classical Review
SYMPHONY NO 5 (SYMBIOSIS) - FOURTH MOVEMENT: THE END
SYMPHONY NO. 5 (SYMBIOSIS) is a symbiotic pairing with SYMPHONY NO. 4 (BIODIVERSITY) . This symphony was inspired by spending time in the natural environs of the Everglades, the Florida Keys and the Cayman Islands.
Midi realization using Finale with Garratin Sounds (2016) - scrolling score
MEDITATION (Piano Solo with digital sounds) from The Temporary & Tentative Extended Piano CRI/New World Records NWCR845
THE GREAT SWAMP from SYMPHONYH NO. 4 (BIODIVERSITY)