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Small Ensemble (2 to 4 performers)




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Premiere: February 11, 2011 | Manhattan School of Music Symphony, conducted by David Gilbert | John C. Borden Auditorium, New York. (Click here for audio link.)


Premiere: January 28, 2011 | Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ayyub Guliyev | Azerbaijan State Philarmony, Baku, Azerbaijan. (Click here for audio/video link.)


Commissioned by “Zamanla uz-uze” Festival of Contemporary Music.

Premiere: June 18, 2011 | Azerbaijan State String Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Runchak | Azerbaijan State Philarmony, Baku, Azerbaijan
“Zamanla uz-uze” festival of Contemporary Music.

Two Dances

Premiere: July 24, 2013 | Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fakhraddin Karimov | Azerbaijan State Philarmony, Baku, Azerbaijan | 5th Gabala International Music Festival. (Click here for audio/video link.)


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mono-opera in three acts for flutist, based on text by Samuel Beckett.

Commissioned by Avital Cohen.

Premiere: December 13, 2017 | Avital Cohen | Thik Theatre im Kornhaus Baden, Switzerland


piano and live electronics

Commissioned by Cincinnati Soundbox.

Premiere: May 18, 2017 | Kris Rucinski | Chamber Soundbox: Cincinnati – Chicago | Cincinnati, OH.


solo cello

Commissioned by Gregory Rowland Evans.

Premiere: April 2, 2015 | Gregory Rowland Evans: Performance and Time Arts, Contemporary Dance Theater | Cincinnati, USA.

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in absentia

for amplified violin

Premiere: November 19, 2013 | Erika Dicker | Cohen Family Studio Theater | Cincinnati, OH| “7”-DMA recital of Turkar Gasimzada

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Music for Nothing#4

for speaking percussionist. Text by Samuel Beckett.

Premiere: April 19, 2013 | Drew Dolan | Performance and Time Arts, Contemporary Dance Theater | Cincinnati, OH

Patterns of the ink dissolving in water

solo flute

Premiere: March 29, 2010 | Erin Lesser | Manhattan School of Music, New York (Click here for audio link)


solo piano

Premiere: October 16, 2010 | Kenji Fujimura | “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space” Composition Competition | Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne, Australia. (Click here for audio/video link)

Another inadequate gift 

solo marimba and tape

Commissioned by Ana Lorenzo.

Premiere: TBD

espacio blanco para toda la nieve

solo piano

Premiere: February 12, 2012 | Shiau-uen Ding | Vox Novus Composer’s Voice Series, 15 Minutes of Fame: “Pieces pour la fin du monde” | Jan Hus Church, New York

Large ensemble

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flute, percussion, mezzo-soprano, violin, cello.

Commissioned by Frontiers New Music Ensemble.

Premiere: November 25, 2014 | Mary Fukushima-Kirkendoll (flute) and Frontiers New Music Ensemble | Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. (Click here for audio link)

noises and tiny-bluish yellow lights

flute, clarinet, harp, percussion, cello.

Premiere: July 14, 2014 | ECCE ensemble, Jean Philippe Wurtz (conductor) | 2014 Etchings Festival | Auvillar, France


soprano+percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, double-bass.

Commissioned by Qara Qarayev International Contemporary Music Festival.

Premiere: March 23, 2013 | Ensemble Cafe Momus, conducted by Thanapol Setabrahmana | Cohen Family Studio Theater, University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, OH. (Click here for audio/video link)


flute, oboe, bass clarinet, trumpet, piano, percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, double-bass.

Premiere: October 7, 2012 | Contemporary Music Ensemble of Boston University, conducted by Theodore Antoniu | TSAI Performance Center, Boston, MA | ALEA III International Composition Competition

Opalescence (1)

flute/alto flute, trombone, 2 percussion, viola

Premiere: June 23, 2012 | Ensemble Sans Maitre | Tenri Cultural Institute, New York | Music of Drake Andersen and Turkar Gasimzada

Opalescence (2)

flute/alto flute, trombone, 2 percussion ensembles, cello

Premiere: April 5, 2013 | Terence Teow, Tyler Bentley, Kivie Cahn Lipman, CCM Percussion Ensemble, conducted by James Culley | Patricia Corbett Theater, University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, OH | CCM Percussion Ensemble Concert. (Click here for audio/video link)


flute, clarinet, trombone, percussion (1), violin, viola, cello.

Premiere: November 23, 2009 | Caitlyn Phillips (flute), Felix Behringer (clarinet), Timothy Robinson (trombone), Alyson Rzessotarski (percussion), Joshua Modney (violin), Victor Lowrie (viola), John Popham (cello), conducted by Elliot Moore | Manhattan School of Music, New York


bass clarinet, marimba, cello, piano.

Premiere: October 9, 2009 |Lisa Premiesberger (bass clarinet), Jude Traxler (marimba), Mariel Roberts (cello), Anne Rainwater (piano) | Manhattan School of Music, New York

tursh gilenar dadli fikirler

flute, clarinet, trombone, percussion, violin, viola, cello

Comissioned by Culturescapes Festival.

Premiere: November 17, 2009 |Sergei Yelizarov (flute), Merkurio Karalis (clarinet), Samuel Price (trombone), Mihaela Despa (percussion), Irina Gintova (violin), Anton Vilkhov (viola), Hye Ri Kim (cello), Svatislava Luchenko (conductor) | Culturescapes Festival, Zurich, Switzerland

Nar’s Dream

short chamber opera for soprano, baritone, flute, guitar, harpsichord

Premiere: December 19, 2008 | Contempo Ensemble | Baku, Azerbaijan

music for 8 instruments

flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello

Premiere: November 8, 2007 | Omnibus Contemporary Music Ensemble, conducted by Artyom Kim | Ilkhom Theatre Hall, Tashkent, Uzbekistan | “Omnibus Labaratorium” Festival of Contemporary Music

small ensemble(2 to 4 performers)

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Voices of a Deep Well

flute, clarinet, cello, piano

Commissioned by ECCE Ensemble.

Premiere: February 20, 2017 | ECCE Ensemble | Boston Athenaeum, ECCE: An Evening of Social Justice | Boston, MA. (Click here for audio/video link)

Sternbild.Frau im Bad.Sternbild

violin, piano

Commissioned by Saida Zulfugarova and Elvira di Bona.

Premiere: July 1, 2015 | Elvira di Bona (violin), Saida Zulfugarova (piano) | “Les images accordees”, l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, Amphithéâtre Richelieu | Paris, France

19 fragile constructions

prepared santoor, percussion, electronics

Commissioned by Allen Otte.

Premiere of 5 constructions: June 11, 2016 | Örebro Contemporary Music Festival | Orebro, Sweden.

Exit Strategies

oboe, 2 pianos, cello

Commissioned by NEUAR Ensemble.

Premiere: May 18, 2015 | NEUAR Ensemble, The Grieg Academy | Bergen, Norway. (Click here for audio/video link)

Anamorphic Objects

saxophone quartet

Commissioned by Cortona Sessions for New Music.

Premiere: July 4, 2014 | Cortona Sessions Saxophone Quartet | Cortona Sessions for New Music | Cortona, Italy. (Click here for audio link)

9 rubai

flute, guitar

Commissioned by Qara Qarayev Festival.

Premiere: May 31, 2014 | Martha Cargo (flute), Jordan Dodson (guitar) | Tenri Cultural Institute of New York | New York, USA | Concert of Ensemble Sans Maitre. (Click here for audio link)

yarpaqlarda aghajin tekrari

alto saxophone, percussion

Premiere: November 19, 2013 | Lindsey Jacob (alto saxophone), Tyler Niemeyer | University of Cincinnati, Cohen Family Studio Theater | Cincinnati, OH

bu akhsham, qushlar

soprano, clarinet

Commissioned by NOISE-BRIDGE duo.

Premiere: April 30, 2011 | Christie Finn (soprano), Felix Behringer (clarinet) | First Presbyterian Church, New York | “Constellations”: The Music of Drake Andersen and Turkar Gasimzada. (Click here for audio link)

2 sehrbaz

for two double-basses

Premiere: November 22, 2010 | Andrew Roitstein, Gregory Chudzik | Manhattan School of Music, New York


Absheron, illusions

8 channels audio installation

Premiere: November 19, 2013 | University of Cincinnati, Cohen Family Theater | “Sonic Explorations” concert of electronic music | Cincinnati, OH

for Almut Kuhne

voice, video and live electronics

Premiere: October 9, 2012 | Almut Kuhne (soprano), Turkar Gasimzada (electronics), Benjamin Schindler (video) | Dresden, Germany
Qüinar, Tonlagen Festival of Contemporary Music


Capriccio BWV 992 by Johann Sebastian Bach

for flute and guitar

Premiere: TBD

Lachin (Azerbaijani folk tune)

for soprano and piano

Premiere: March 23, 2010 | Nani Füting (soprano), Reiko Füting (piano) | The Kosciuszko Foundation Concert Hall, New York, NY