David S. Carter on SoundCloud (selected recordings)


Connect Force (2018), for four performers

The Bones of a Clown (2018), for four performers | score excerpt

Settling Up (2018), for flute and piano | score excerpt

Le papillon agité (2018), for piano | score excerpt

Albacore (2018), for two-channel fixed media | audio

Saturnalia (2018), for two-channel fixed media | audio

Lunar Reflections (2018), for piano (to be premiered by Alexander Carter in Evanston, Illinois in September 2018) | audio | video | score excerpt


The Temptation of Salome (2017), for two-channel fixed media | audio


Over Juneau (2015), for clarinet, cello, and two-channel fixed media (premiered by Christie Miller and Alyson Berger at Milwaukee’s City Hall as part of Doors Open Milwaukee 2015, September 19, 2015) | audio

A veces, hecho de nada... (2015), for mixed choir (premiered by the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble on April 20, 2018, at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois) | audio


Settling In (2014), for violin and piano (premiered by Juan Carlos Ortega and David Carter at the 2015 Southern Regional Conference of the College Music Society at the Mississippi University for Women February 20, 2015) | audio | score excerpt

Kaddisch (2014), arrangement for solo cello and ensemble of eight cellos of the Maurice Ravel song (premiered April 16, 2017, in Evanston, Illinois, by Wickliffe Simmons and the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble under Hans Jensen; published by Ovation Press) | video

After Morning (2014), for trumpet in C and organ

Descant (2014), for organ (premiered by Mary Ruth Laverty Solem on November 19, 2017, in Dunwoody, Georgia) | audio | score excerpt


Never Past (2013), for chamber orchestra | score

The Slightest Motion (2013), for alto flute, bass clarinet, tenor/alto saxophone, percussion, piano, violin, viola, and cello (premiered in Evanston, Illinois, April 25, 2013, by Ensemble Dal Niente) | audio | score


Eight Degrees of Separation (2012), for B-flat clarinet, tuba, and prepared piano (premiered September 7, 2012, at the 2012 Iron Composer competition at Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio; the performance was broadcast live on Cleveland’s WCLV and wclv.com)

Surface Tension (2011-12), for violin, cello, bass clarinet/clarinet, and piano (dissertation composition; first movement recorded by the International Contemporary Ensemble, February 23, 2011; first movement performed by Ensemble Signal June 6, 2011; second movement premiered as Angle of Refraction by the Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble, March 7, 2012; complete work premiered May 8, 2012, in Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University)  | audio: mvt. 1 | mvt. 2 | score


The Labor of Thought (2010), for mixed sextet (recorded by the Callithumpian Consort, March 30, 2010) | audio | score


Canticle (2009), for mixed choir (to be premiered by Musica Gloria, Dunwoody, Georgia) | score

The Brink of Continuity (2009), for chamber ensemble (premiered June 6, 2009, by the Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University)

Settling a Custom (2009), for three cellos (premiered November 8, 2009, at Northwestern University)

Almost Past (2009), for bass clarinet and chamber orchestra (premiered by the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra with David Halperin as soloist, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, March 6, 2009) | audio excerpt (m.172-end) | score


Antiphonal (2008), for solo marimba (premiered December 5, 2008, at the Northwestern University Fall Student Composer Concert)  | audio

Plateau (2008), electroacoustic | audio      

Shanty (2008), electroacoustic

A Static Lament  (2008), electroacoustic| audio

A Map of a Line (2008), for string quartet (premiered in Atlanta, Georgia, June 28, 2008)

Once Removed (2008), for trombone (premiered at Northwestern University by Mike Svoboda, May 27, 2008; later performed on two occasions by David Binder at Northwestern)


In Scattered Rings (2007/2012), for carillon (premiered May 24, 2008, by Roy Kroezen on the Van Bergen Carillon in the St. Cunera Tower, Rhenen, the Netherlands; 2012 version for two vibraphones and glockenspiel premiered May 8, 2012, in Regenstein Recital Hall, Northwestern University) | audio: version for carillon | version for two vibraphones and glockenspiel | link to published score (for carillon)

Setting Out (2007), for violin and piano (premiered December 2, 2007, at the Northwestern University Fall Student Composer Concert, Evanston, Illinois) | audio

Emergence (2007), for piano (performed at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, July 8, 2007, and at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at New England Conservatory, June 20, 2008) | audio

Suspension (2006-2007), for string quartet (recorded by JACK quartet, May 1, 2007; premiered June 13, 2007, at Music07 at the University of Cincinnati (Ohio))


Trellis (2005; revised 2006), for soprano or mezzo-soprano and piano (premiered at Trinity United Methodist Church Concert Series, Wilmette, Illinois, November 1, 2006)


Signs of Life (2005), for flute, marimba, guitar, and viola (conducted the premiere at the UCLA Graduate Composers Concert, Los Angeles, California, March 7, 2006)


 The 48-bell Butz Memorial Carillon at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois.

The 48-bell Butz Memorial Carillon at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois.