Composition

Large Ensemble

Chicken and Grits (2015), for Jazz band (9:00)
Score (PDF) | Video (YouTube)

Alan Weinstein, electric cello
Annie Stevens, marimba
Virginia Tech Jazz Ensemble
Jason Crafton, director

Nicolo, Jimi, and John (2011, 2012, 2013), for amplified viola, interactive computer music, and orchestra
Score (PDF)

Brett Deubner, viola
Missoula Symphony Orchestra
Darko Butorac, conductor
Charles Nichols, computer

Unimagined Bridges (2011), for band, choir, handbells, and interactive computer music
Score (PDF) | Video (YouTube)

Blacksburg High School Band
Darrell Pearman, director
Blacksburg Middle School Choir
Charlotte McKee, director
Charles Nichols, computer

Chamber Music

What we think of, when we think about ourselves, is a story. (2016), for solo piano (7:00)
Score (PDF)

Richard Masters, piano

At the Boundary (2014), for string quartet and interactive computer music (10:50)
Score (PDF)

Third Angle String Quartet:
Ron Blessinger, violin
Peter Frajola, violin
Charles Noble, viola
Marilyn DeOliveira, cello
Charles Nichols, computer

Commencement Address (2014), for double brass quintet (5:15)
Score (PDF)

Virginia Tech Brass Ensemble
Jay Crone, director

Il Prete Rosso (2014), for amplified violin, motion sensor, and interactive computer music (6:05)
Score (PDF) | Video (YouTube) | Video (YouTube)

Sarah Plum, violin
Charles Nichols, computer

Multiplication of Machines (2010), for flute, clarinet doubling bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and computer
Score (PDF)

Third Angle Ensemble
Darragh Morgan, violin

Fixed Media

This Edge (2013), for computer music and video (5:00)
Video (YouTube)

Joan Grossman, video

Sound of Rivers: Stone Drum (2013), for computer music and video (5:00)
Video (YouTube)

Nicole Bradley Browning, choreography
Amber Bushnell, animation and video processing
Mark Gibbons, poetry and narration
Allison Herther, dance
Charles Nichols, electric violin and computer music

Playground (2009), for computer music and video
Video (YouTube)

Amber Bushnell and Charles Raffety, video

Current Threat Level (2008), for computer music and video
Video (YouTube)

Headwaters Dance Company

Structured Improvisations

Satisfaction Guaranteed (2014), structured improvisation for amplified tap dancer, motion capture system, and laptop ensemble

Ann Kilkelly, tap dancer
Linux Laptop Orchestra
Ivica Ico Bukvic, director

No Title for Cacophony (2011), structured improvisation for iPhones, Wii controllers, and computer

Jon Bash
Kramer Elwell
Todd Smith
J. Alan Strasheim
Jake Whitecar