Allison Adah Johnson

Selected Works

had had had a better effect for spoken word and electronics. Premiered at the World Electro Acoustic Listening Room (WEALR) at Cal State Fullerton New Music Festival, March 2012.


You Never Can Tell incidental music for the George Bernard Shaw play, directed by John Bouchard, Keck Theatre, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, November-December 2011. Received Culley Fund Grant, November 2011.


This Is Me In Transition commissioned by the Calliope Duo (flute and piano). Premiered at UC San Diego Alumni Festival, January 2011.


Richard II incidental piano music for the William Shakespeare play, directed by John Bouchard, Keck Theatre, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, April-May 2010. Received Culley Fund Grant, April 2010.


Neutral on a Moving Train commissioned by the Sonic Possibilities ensemble. Workshop and performance. Received Durfee Foundation Grant, April 2009. Between the Cracks Forum (Corvallis, OR), May 2009


She Stoops to Conquer incidental music (for oboe, cello, trumpet, and harpsichord) for Oliver Goldsmith's play, directed by John Bouchard, Keck Theatre, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, April-May 2010. Received Subito Grant from American Composers Forum, April 2008.


The Liar a musical theater collaboration with John Sparks and Patricia Zehentmayr. New Works Festival, Colony Theater (Burbank, California), April 2007.


The Story of This Place collaboration with visual artist Kianga Ford. California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach, California), October 2006.


As You Like It songs and incidental music for the William Shakespeare play, directed by John Bouchard, Keck Theatre, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, April-May 2006.


Kudlit (for clarinet, percussion, and electronics). (re)sounding spaces, NYU(re)mix/(re)sound series, Silver Center at Waverly Place, New York, NY, June 2005.


Fictive Highways/Synthetic Borders (for video, laptops, and live electronics). Performed at the New West Electro Acoustic Music Organization (NWEAMO) Festival, Portland, OR, October 2004. (Received American Music Center Grant.)


A Midsummer Night's Dream songs and incidental music for the William Shakespeare play, directed by John Bouchard, Keck Theatre, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, April-May 2004.


Translation (for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano), performed by Gerri Galyean, Reiko Manabe, Anthony Burr, János Négyesy, Päivikki Nykter, Reynard Rott and Andrew Infanti, at the UCSD Spring Festival, La Jolla, CA, May 2003.


String Quartet #1 performed by János Négyesy, Peter Clarke, Päivikki Nykter and Reynard Rott, at the UCSD Spring Festival, La Jolla, CA, April 2003.


croques mesdames (for violin and percussion), written for Päivikki Nykter and Aiyun Huang, performed at UCSD Recital Hall, La Jolla, California, January 2003.


Verdigris (for mezzo-soprano), performed by Nina Eidsheim, "Chinary Ung Turns 60 Concert", Athenaeum Library, La Jolla, CA, November 2002.


Temple Icons (for solo voice) performed by Ann Tedards at the Feminist Theory and Music VI Conference, Boise Idaho, July 2001.


Selvedge (for flute, clarinet, and percussion) at the UCSD Spring Festival, San Diego, May 1999 and at the Frau Musica (nova) Festival in Cologne, Germany, October 1998.


The End of Positivism (for carillon). Commissioned by the UCSD Alumni Association, UCSD Department of Music, and the University Carillonneur and performed September 1997.


The Parallax Room (for trumpet, trombone, and percussion) at the University of California, San Diego, October 1997; performed at Spruce Street Forum, San Diego, October 1998.


Low / Lower / Higher Than Before (for bass flute, bass clarinet, and contrabassoon) at the University of California, San Diego, January 1997.


Lancaran Salah Urat (for clarinet and Javanese gamelan) performed at the College Music Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, November 1995.


Strophium (for 15 performers) performed by the CalArts New Century Players, Valencia, CA, May 1995.


Sequitur (for clarinet and percussion) performed by Adam Korman and David Johnson at the Spring Music Festival, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, April 1994.


Gangsaran (for Javanese gamelan) at the New Directions in Asian-American Music Festival, Santa Barbara, CA, April 1994.