Concert / Stage
TV / Film
Discography

Music for concert performance, dance works, and theatrical productions.

STAGE WORKS

SAVAGE WINTER (2018)
A music-theatre piece in one act
text (Eng) adapted by Douglas J. Cuomo from the original poems by Wilhelm Müller
for tenor (amplified) and 3 on-stage musicians: trumpet (amplified, with improvisatory sections), piano (keyboards), electric guitar (with improvisatory sections), and electronics

Duration: ca. 75' Developed by American Opera Projects
World Premiere: Pittsburgh Opera, February 17, 2018
directed by Jonathan Moore.
Eric Ferring - The Man

DOUBT (2013)
An opera in two acts
libretto (En.) by John Patrick Shanley, after his play and film commissioned by the Minnesota Opera
a Minnesota Opera New Works Initiative Production

Instrumentation: 1(pic).1(ca).4(2.bcl).1(cbsn)-2.2.0.0-2perc(glsp, crot, xyl, vib, mar, sleigh bells, tri, sus cym, lg sus cym, h.h, cow bell, tam-t, tamb, bng, s.d, tom-t, b.d, brake d, chimes, guiro, ratchet, claves, wdbl, wind machine, mark tree, shaker, slapstick, tin cans)-hp.pno-stgs
Duration 120'

World Premiere: Minnesota Opera, January 26, 2013 directed by Kevin Newbury conducted by Christopher Franklin

Matthew Worth - Father Brendan Flynn | Christine Brewer - Sister Aloysius Beauvier | Adriana Zabala - Sister James | Denyce Graves - Mrs. Miller

ARJUNA'S DILEMMA (2006)
Chamber opera in one act
Indian vocalist, tenor, 4 or 8 voice female chorus
fl(=picc).cl(=bcl).tsax-perc(2).tablas-pft-2vln.vla.vlc.cb
Duration: 70'

First performance: November 4, 2008 Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Amit Chatterjee, Indian vocalist; Tony Boutté, tenor; ensemble conducted by Alan Johnson
Recording: innova 697


ATOMIC OPERA (1991)
Electronic lip-synched opera in one act
Electronics, piano, taped voices, soprano voice
Duration: 75'
First performance: October 25, 1991 Ohio Theatre, New York, NY Mia Kim, soprano
Commissioned by T.W.E.E.D. and NeoLabos Dance Company

"Not the least of its strengths is a musical score by Douglas J. Cuomo that blends electronically treated classical fragments and vintage kitsch into an eerie sound track that suggests the breading down and reconstitution of matter into something ominous and uncontrollable." —The New York Times

"A supple score/sound design from Douglas J. Cuomo is whimsical and witty for the satiric sections—loved that mambo beat for the 50s stuff—but easily turns stark and dramatic to underline the serious times. A long aria of lament about Hiroshima is sweet, scary, and lingers on in one's memory, especially as passionately sung by Mia Kim." —Backstage


THE ART OF HANGING FIRE: A STORY OF EVA HESSE (Ohio Theatre)
Produced by Theatre T.W.E.E.D.
Theatre Works. Conceived and directed by Rebecca Holderness

THE ROOT (Atlantic Theatre Company)
Directed by Matthew Penn.
Starring Giancarlo Esposito.

RADICAL ROOTS: THE HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY THEATRE
(Italian Futurist Plays of the early 1900's)
(Theco Theatre Company)
Directed by Robert S. Johnson, Emily Tetzlaff, Robert Mariah.

MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN (Cincinnatti Playhouse in the Park)
Directed by Amy Saltz.

NO-HOUSE ASYLUM PROJECT (Theco Theatre Company)
Conceived and choreographed by Kate Gyllenhal, directed by David Kronick.

PORTRAIT OF DORA (Theco Theatre Company)
Directed by David Kronick.

VOCAL WORKS

WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR THE WORLD (2018)
for double SATB youth chorus
Text by Douglas J. Cuomo
Duration 4'30'
First performance: November 3, 2018 Merkin Hall, New York, NY
Young People's Chorus of New York City conducted by Francisco Nuñez
Commissioned by the Young People's Chorus of New York City

THE FATE OF HIS ASHES: A Requiem for Victims of Power (2016)
for SATB chorus and organ
Text from the Epistle to the Reader of "Hydriotaphia" (1968) by Sir Thomas Browne
Duration 12'

First performance: November 11, 2016
Seraphic Fire; Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; Nathan Laube, organ
First United Methodist Church, Coral Gables, FL (USA).
Commissioned by Seraphic Fire, Patrick Dupré Quigley, Artistic Director, in partnership with John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE (2014)
for soprano and piano
Text by Amanda Nedelberg
Duration 7'

First performance: March 28, 2014; Bryn Mawr College, Goodhart Hall, Bryn Mawr, PA; Lyric Fest; Kiera Duffy, voice; Laura Ward, piano

Commissioned by Lyric Fest, Artistic Director Laura Ward, and John and Sandra Stouffer, American Women Poets in Song, March 2014

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS (2014)
for soprano and piano
Text by Lisa Rubenson
Duration 10'

First performance: April 6, 2014
George London Foundation Recital, Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY; Christine Brewer, voice; Craig Rutenberg, piano

BOBOBO (2013)
based on a traditional Ghanaian folk song
female choir (SSAA), piano, optional percussion (agogo bell, African hand drum) (2013)
Text: traditional, in Ewe
Duration 7'

First performance: April 12, 2014
West Hartford, CT, Kingswood Oxford School (USA) · Kingswood Oxford School Octopipers · Choir director: Marcos Carreras
Commissioned by the Octopipers of Kingswood Oxford School, West Hartford, Connecticut, Marcos Carreras, Director

HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE WOODS (2012)
For youth chorus
Text: adapted from a wilderness survival manual
Duration: 1'

First performance: February 18, 2012 Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Young People's Chorus of New York City conducted by Grant Gershon
Commissioned by the Young People's Chorus of New York City

FORTUNE (2008)
For youth chorus + soloist
Text: adapted from a Taoist tale
Duration: 8'
First performance: April 27, 2008 Miller Theater, New York, NY
Young People's Chorus of New York City conducted by Francisco Nuñez
Commissioned by the Young People's Chorus of New York City


KYRIE (2007)
For chorus (SSAATTBB)
Duration: 7'30"
First performance: April 26, 2007,Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Chanticleer
Commissioned by Chanticleer
Recording: Warner Classics 8122-79984-4

"Cuomo's Kyrie is one of the most musically striking of the newly commissioned movements. His eclectic use of speech juxtaposed with tightly chromatic clusters is hugely effective musically, as well as awe-inspiring for the security with which Chanticleer performs it." —All Music Guide (Stephen Eddins)


LEAD (1998)
Spoken voice and electronics
Text: Matthew Krietzer
Duration: 3'45"
First performance: June 13, 1998 The Swiss Institute, New York, NY


MEDITATION (1996)
Mezzo-soprano and organ
Duration: 4'
First performance: December 13, 1996 St. Paul Catholic Church, Cambridge, MA


PORTRAIT OF DORA (1991)
Soprano voice and cello
Text: from the play Portrait of Dora by Helene Cixous
Duration: 5'
First performance: February 13, 1991 One Dream Theatre, New York, NY
Constance George, soprano; Laura Koehl, cello
Commissioned by Theco Company


SILHOUETTE (1991)
Soprano voice and piano
Text: Kevin Maloney
Duration 8'30"
First performance: October 25, 1991 Ohio Theatre, New York NY Mia Kim, soprano; Mark Berman, piano Commissioned by Theatre T.W.E.E.D. and NeoLabos Dance Company as part of Atomic Opera.

INSTRUMENTAL WORKS

TORIO (2018)
for shakuhachi, shamisen and piano
Duration 10'30"

First performance: May 20, 2018
Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY; Yoko Reikano Kimura, (shamisen); James Nyoraku Schlefer, (shakuhachi); and Taka Kigawa, (piano).
Commissioned by Kyo-Shin-An Arts

NO FEAR (OF SILENCE) (2017)
for shakuhachi and cello
Duration 10'30"
First performance: May 20, 2018
Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY; Wendy Law, cello and James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi.
Commissioned by Kyo-Shin-An Arts

OBJECTS IN MIRROR (2016)
for chamber orchestra
A companion piece for Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Duration 12'

First performance: November 8, 2016
Orchestra of the Swan; David Curtis, conductor
Diane Clark, flute; Victoria Brawn, oboe;
Hugh Davies, trumpet; David Le Page, violin
Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford ArtsHouse (UK)
Commissioned by Orchestra of the Swan for their 21st Anniversary season, generously supported by Arts Council England

DELIQUESCENT (2016)
for solo cello
Duration ca. 16'
First performance: May 15, 2016
Tribeca New Music Festival at The Cell, New York, NY
Ashley Bathgate, cello
BLACK DIAMOND EXPRESS TRAIN TO HELL (2010)
for cello, keyboard and orchestra
1(pic)1.1.1-1.1.1.0--2perc.timp-hp-sampler-str 18'
First Performance: December 3, 2010 Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall American Composers Orchestra, George Manahan, conductor Maya Beiser, cello.
Co-commissioned by American Composer's Orchestra (New York City) and the Orchestra of the Swan (Stratford-Upon-Avon, U.K.)

A FAR PLAYGROUND (2009)
Viola and piano or cello and piano
Duration 7'
NY premiere June 8, 2010 Merkin Hall, New York, NY
Mary Rowell, viola; Geoffrey Burleson, piano


SLOWLY SHE TURNS (2010)
Violin and hand percussion
Duration 6'
First performance June 27, 2010 Joe's Pub, New York, NY
Shem Guibbory, violin; Rex Benincasa, percussion
Commissioned by Shem Guibbory


ONLY BREATH (2008)
Solo cello and electronics
Duration: 9'
First performance: June 24, 2008 Long Wharf Theater, New Haven, Connecticut
Maya Beiser, cello; Shahrokh Yadegari, electronics
Commissioned by Maya Beiser for her program "Provenance"


...AND DISBELIEVERS (2008)
Solo cello
Duration: 4'
Commissioned by Maya Beiser


GIFT (An Appreciation on a Theme by Hans Sachs) (2005)
Solo piano
Duration: 4'
First performance: 17 October 2005
Kathleen Supové, piano



PIANO TANGO FOR EVA HESSE (1992)
Solo piano
Duration 2'30"
First performance: Januay 29, 1992 The Ohio Theatre, New York, NY
Mark Berman, piano
Commissioned by Theatre T.W.E.E.D. as part of the score for the play "Hanging Fire".


SHADOWBOX (1991)
Nylon string and electric guitar
First performance: May 10, 1991 Tisch Theatre, New York University, New York, NY
Seth Himmelhoch, nylon string guitar; Amit Chatterjee, electric guitar
Commissioned by Kate Gyllehnaal


BAKED (2008)
Saxophone quartet and percussion
Duration 3'30"
ssax.asax.tsax.barsax-perc(1)
First performance: February 1, 2002
Prism Saxophone Quartet
Adapted from the theme for the television series NOW with Bill Moyers


YOU ARE ONLY AN INSTRUMENT (2004)
For Indian slide guitar, bansuri, and tablas
Duration: 5'
First performance: June 10, 2004 The Joyce Theatre, New York, NY
Debashish Bhattacharya, Indian slide guitar; Subhashish Bhattacharya, tablas; Steve Gorn, bansuri
Commissioned by the Davis Parsons Dance Company



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MUSIC FOR THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS

Selected Credits Include:


THE WOMEN (Roundabout Theatre)
Directed by Scott Elliot.
Starring Kristin Johnson, Jennifer Tilly,
and Cynthia Nixon.

DESIGN FOR LIVING (Roundabout Theatre)
Directed by Joe Mantello.
Starring Alan Cumming.

ANNA CHRISTIE (Roundabout Theatre)
Directed by David LeVeaux.
Starring Natasha Richardson, Liam Neeson,
Rip Torn and Anne Meara.
(Tony Award for Best Revival).

THE VISIT (Roundabout Theatre)
Directed by Edwin Sherin.
Starring Jane Alexander.
(Nominated for 2 Tony Awards).

HAMLET (Roundabout Theatre)
Directed by Paul Weidner. Starring Stephen Lang and Elizabeth McGovern.

NO MAN'S LAND (Roundabout Theatre)
Directed by David Jones.
Starring Jason Robards and Christopher Plummer.

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND and THE FIFTEEN-MINUTE HAMLET (Roundabout Theatre)
Directed by Gloria Muzio.
Starring Simon Jones.

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