Jed Distler
2019 Debussy: Nuages and Fêtes from Three Nocturnes for Orchestra
arranged by Jed Distler for five pianos and ten players. Commissioned by National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

The Unending Life of Ernst Mann
a play by Shirley Kaplan. Songs and incidental music composed by Jed Distler

Selections from 1827 Bagatelles

a Chamber opera with libretto by Luigi Ballerini, set design by Maria Scarpini

January 26th 2019, Roomful of Pianos, NAMM, Anaheim Convention Center

January 22nd 2019, Work-in-Progress reading, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City

August 2nd 2019, Steinway Hall, New York City

October 13th 2019, First reading, St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, New York City
2015 Birthday Bagatelle for piano.
Commissioned by and dedicated to Susanne Kessel, as part of 250 piano pieces for Beethoven
click for recording

Premier Recitals with Susanne Kessel for her 250 piano pieces for Beethoven project
2014 B In, for any number of any instruments
Written for "IN (Key)" - New Music
in Celebration of Terry Riley's "IN C" @ 50 Years
click for pdf

Make Music New York, Cornelia Street NYC
June 21 2014
2013 Blu, for piano solo click for pdf
Olga Vinokur, piano

Horse, for accordion solo and optional electronics,
William Schimmel, accordion
Di.J. Noizepunk (AKA Gene Pristker), laptop.
Composers Concordance presents 'Contrast - Scratch Vs. Squeeze'

Broken Record, for 180 keyboard instruments and players
Make Music New York
Here is a short documentary about the event
Spectrum, NYC March 5 2013

Gallery MC, NYC

Outdoor performances
Cornelia Street
2012 Wakka-Chikka click for pdf
(arranged for Piano, Marimba and Cello)
(arranged for three pianos)

About Time
(for speaking pianist)

Piece of My Heart (Jerry Ragovoy & Bert Berns)
solo cello arrangement
Faust Harrison Pianos 12/1/2012

Written for Maya Beiser
2011 Minute Ring (with apologies to Richard Wagner)
(for toy piano)
written for and premiered by Margaret Leng Tan
watch a youTube clip
Washington Square
2010 Meditate with the Masters (solo piano)
(original works based on classical themes)
CD release 1/16/2011
2009 Wakka-Chikka (piano, flute, marimba, violin & cello)
(commissioned by The Phoenix Concerts)
click for pdf

Preludes in Song (voice & piano)
(commissioned by Song in Music)
IonArts, NYC 10/3/2009

Carnegie Hall 5/11/09
2008 The First Two (narrator & chamber ensemble)
(text by Cheryl B.)

Another Beautiful Fresh Flower (solo piano) (commissioned by Jenny Lin) click for pdf

Flea Theater 8/2008
2006 Patriot, for singing solo cellist Jody Redhage Cornelia Street Café, NYC August 12
2005/7 The Gold Standard (speaking pianist) Cornelia Street Café
in development 2004/7
2005 Follies Redux (two pianos)
(commissioned by Symphony Space)

Loose Changes (two pianos)
(commissioned by Quattro Mani)
Symphony Space 3/19/05
Jed Distler & Kathleen Supové

Carnegie Hall 2/26/2006
2004 Wild About Midnight (solo piano) click for pdf

Another Martini (violin, cello, piano)
Miami 9/27/04 Emanuel Arcuili

The Flea Theater 8/24/04
2003 The Seduction of Commonplaces

Godfrey’s Moon (children’s opera)

fiction. striking. tide. over
(string quartet, double bass, drumkit, keyboard, narrator)

110 for 911
(work for speaking pianist, electronics)
Joe’s Pub 12/11/03

Bowery Poetry Club 5/2/03

Bowery Poetry Club 8/20/03)

West-Park Church 2/16/03
2002 My Discovery (children’s opera)

Puppy (electronic music)

The 32 Beethoven Sonatas click for pdf
JCC Center, West Orange NJ
Prince Theater, Philadelphia
Slipper Room 6/11/02
2001 Recipes (piano and voice)

The 3 Minute Saga of Rudolfo (mini opera)
Dixon Place March 2001

Lincoln Center 12/16/01
2000 Red River (for speaking Pianist) HERE August 22 2000
1999 String Quartet no. 1: The Mister Softee Variations
(commissioned in part by the American Composers Forum)

"Am I In Tune With The Piano?"
(for speaking pianist)
Prospect Park 6/5/99 FLUX Qt.

Koziusko Foundation, Musicians Accord
1998 Anegada (for singing pianist) HERE 10/23, Kathleen Supové pianist
1997 Assault on Pepper (speaking pianist) HERE 9/26/97, Jed Distler pianist
1996 Helpings (piano solo)

Dance for No Pennies (piano solo)

The Anthem At Woodtsock (piano solo)
WNYC 4/8/96

Bloomingdale House of Music, 4/16/96

WNYC April 8th, 1996

1995 Appalachian Spring (airline boarding video)

Sonata for Violin, Piano & Toy Piano

The Abuse of Hypnosis: 5 Songs for Mezzo Soprano, Piano, Piano Strings, and Toy Piano
Released 1995 by Inflight Productions

Juilliard School 5/7/97,
Cornelius Dufallo violin
Greenwich House 1/31/95,
Isabelle Ganz soprano
1994 Landscapes for Peter Wyer (toy piano) Columbia University, 7/94,
W.Chambers pianist
1993 An Infinity for Dr. K.  (piano solo ca 2')

Incidental Music to "Three Sisters"
(cello & piano)
Bloomingdale House 5/9/95

Sarah Lawrence College
1992 Act 1 Finale from Pink Flamingos CCI Benefit Nell's 10/15/92
1991 The Woman Who Danced (Piano Solo) (c. 7')

Love Duet from Pink Flamingos (Mezzo Soprano, Tenor, Pizzicato Viola, Piano     Short Score. From Opera In Progress, Libretto by Christopher Hewitt
St. Pauls  Nyack 11/91

1989 Music for Ignition, a pilot cable television show

1988/89 Calypso for Piano (c. 35') American Landmarks Festival, NYC WFUV Broadcast
St. Paul's Methodist Church, Nyack, NY

Auld Lang Pennington for Piano
Four Hands (c. 4')

1987 Seagull (c. 3')

NDI "Fun Dance" (c. 5')
(commissioned by Jacques d’Amboise)
National Dance Institute/

Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors
and Madison Square Garden, NYC

Floating Cathedral: Musical theater piece
with lyrics by Shirley Kaplan (c.100')

Great Lines (electronic music)
Ballet score (ca. 17')
(commissioned by Kathy Kroll and Dancers)

The Pennington Collection
a series of short solo piano pieces

Francis Ann Cannon Workshop Theater
Sarah Lawrence College

New York Dance Exchange

American Music Week 1986, NYC
WNYC broadcast: excerpts
Jed Distler (pianist)
1985-7 The Death of Lottie Shapiro
A song cycle with Four Sopranos and Piano
(poems by Bette Distler) (c.125')
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair,NJ
Merkin Concert Hall, NYC
SUNY Purchase 1987, Purchase, NY
1985 William Blake settings for baritone and piano

Intermezzo for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord (c. 5')

Faculty Show: Original Songs and Incidental Music,
lyrics by John Braswell

Sarah Lawrence College May,1985
1984 Detour for Soprano and Flute (c.4') Cobblestone Church, NYC
1980 The Ulmer Song for Vocal
Quartet and Piano Four Hands (c. 5')

Safe in my Body (song for soprano and piano)

Sleep Sleep Beauty Bright (Wm Blake, song for high baritone and piano)
1978 Two James Tate poems (baritone and piano)
Fable for Piano Four Hands
1975 Two piano pieces in proportional notation  

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