Fist Through Traffic (1993) 8’
Three Movements. Alto Saxophone & Percussion Ensemble
Premiered by Richard Dirlam & the University of Minnesota Percussion Ensemble, Fernando Meza, Director.

Kusanganisa (2003) 7’
Flute, Marimba 4-hands.
Commissioned by Queens Council on the Arts for Percussia.

The Persistence of Past Chemistries (1998) 9’15”
Percussion Quartet.
Commissioned by Ethos Percussion Group under the auspices of the Jerome Foundation.
Premiered at Weill Recital Hall.
Recording by Ethos Percussion Group.

Shifting Coastlines (2000) 30’
Texts by Charles Simic; John Sokol; Ralph Burns; Howard Nemerov; Albert Goldbarth; Ronald Wallace
Medium Voice, Flute/Alto Flute, Violin, Cello, Piano & Percussion.
Collaboration with the amazing visual artist Karen Fitzgerald.
Commissioned by Goliard Concerts with funding from the Greenwall Foundation and the Queens Council on the Arts, for their annual concert series and Southeastern Festival Tour.

Twisting Magnetic Spins (2005) 7’
Percussion Ensemble – 7 players.
Commissioned and premiered by the University of North Texas Percussion Ensemble, Mark Ford, Director.

Visitations (2002) 12’
Solo multi-percussion (Marimba, Vibraphone. Crotales, Cymbal, Tam-tam, Bass Drum).
A Meet the Composer Commissioning Music/USA commission by New Music Marimba for Joseph Gramley, William Moersch and Luanne Warner.
Premiered by Gramley at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.
Recorded by Joe Gramley for Towerhill Recordings.

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Quick Bio

CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

Read more in the biography section.