Christopher A. Kaminski

Christopher A. Kaminski
Composer, Clarinetist, Improviser
Water Elephant Music

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LArge Ensemble

Between Rock and a Hard Place (2018)     for wind band.    Grade 1.5.     2.5 min.

Out of the Ashes (2018)     for bassoon choir and women's choir.    8.5 min.

The Grind (2017)     for wind band.     Grade 2.5.     4 min.

Commissioned by the Joseph Cunningham and the Herbert Hoover Middle School 7th and 8th Grade band.

Audio coming soon!

Flamingo Rising (2017)     for 6 solo bassoons, antiphonal bassoon choir, and orchestra.   7 min.    **FEATURED**

Roaming Through Forgotten Dreams (2016)     for wind band.     Grade 5-6.   17 min.

Written for Darryl Bott and the Rutgers Symphonic Winds. This piece, in three movements, explores different aspects of dreams.

Audio coming soon!

Unknown Crossroads (2016)     for chamber orchestra.     13 min.

Chamber Music

Rebirth of the Sun (2019)     for wind sextet.     16 min.

Screw That (2018)     for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, and bass (optional snare drum).     7.5 min.

Render Uncertain (2017)     for alto sax and bassoon.     8.5 min.

Alley Cat (2017)     for flute, violin, and bass.     5.5 min.

Catch Me! (2016)      for wind sextet.   4.5 min.

Reincarnation (2016)      for clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, vibraphone, violin, and cello.   6 min.

Composition IX (2016)      for flute, clarinet, and cello.   7 min.

Arzan Legacy (2015)      for five bassoons and one contrabassoon.   4.5 min.          

Returning (2015)      for soprano, piano, violin, and cello.   4 min.

One-and-a-Half Cups (2014)      for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, and cello.   8 min.

Unrequited Love (2014)      for five clarinets and one bass clarinet.   4.5 min.

Solo Music

Feedback (2016)     for clarinet.     5.5 min.     (first Featured piece)

V. S. O. P. (2016)       for Conn-o Sax and piano.   5 min.

Autumn (2016)      for baritone voice and piano.   3 min.

Written for the Listen Up! concert series at Rutgers University, which paired composers and performers randomly. Premiered in Shindell Hall.

Audio coming soon!

Sonata (2015)      for clarinet and piano.   10 min.

Stay With Me (2014)     for clarinet and fixed media.   4.5 min.

The Woman on the Rocking Chair (2014)      for piano.   6 min.


Glitch (2016)     for dancers and electronics.   4.5 min.

Rupture (2016)     for electronics.   6 min.


Demeridia- an Interuniversal Love Experience (2016)      22 mins.

an art installation for piano, cello, electronic music, video, two dancers, projections, and art.

in collaboration with Steve Moreno, Brianna Tagliaferro, Kay Madison, and Lauren Loesner. 

Audio and video coming soon!


Reincarnation (2016)      for Wind Band

Arranged for Edison High School Symphonic Band.

Audio coming soon!

Soliloquy (2016)      for Solo Bassoon and Wind Band

Arranged for Dr. Christopher Wickham and the J. P. Stevens High School Wind Ensemble.

Audio and video coming soon!