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Dowland Impressions 

for voice and electric guitar  

Performed by soprano Carley DeFranco and guitarist Hayes Cummings | February 19th, 2022

Boston Art Song Society Residency 2021-2022

Songs for the People 

for soprano and piano accompaniment 

Performed by Shannon Cochran (soprano) and Christina Lalog Seal (piano) | May 16th, 2021 Cincinnati Song Initiative Season Finale "Let It Be New" Concert

Commissioned by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 

The House 
for tenor and piano accompaniment (available for mid-high voice)

poetry by Gertrude Stein 
Performed by Nick Alessi, tenor and Yukiko Nishimura, piano | March 12, 2020


Three Dialgues, 
for SSAATTBB choir and piano accompaniment  

I. Bury Me in a Free Land 
II. Not They Who Soar 
III. A Child of Night 

poetry by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and Langston Hughes 
Premiered by Pine Forge Academy Choir (directed by Jarrett Rosenborough) and commissioned by Philadelphia Chamber Music Society 

Incipient Sonority
for SSAA choir and handbells 

poetry by Kathryn I. W. Sparks
Performed by Hamilton College's Hamilton Voices, treble voices (conducted by Charlotte Botha)


for SSAATTBB choir and electronics 

Composed, Directed, and Produced by Mason Bynes 

Performed by Nightingale Vocal Ensemble

STARDUST: Songs of the Cosmos Concert- October 16th, 2020

Somebody Else  (opb: The 1975)
for SSAATTBB a capella choir

Performed by University of North Texas's Green Tones

Arranged by Mason Bynes (2018)


Spring, Sprang, Sprung 

for chamber orchestra  

Commissioned and Premiered by Parlando 

Merkin Concert Hall -- Kaufman Music Center NYC, NY | April 24, 2022

Two Stepping 

for wind quintet   

Commissioned and Premiered by WindSync

Performed at the Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston | March 10, 2022

For Rosa 

for brass quartet 

Commissioned and Premiered by The Westerlies 

Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) 2020


for three electric guitars, electric bass, and drumset   

Premiered at The Merril Ellis Intermedia Theatre | "Goddess of Spring" Recital February 2019

Broomsticks (2021)

Arranged by Alejandro Montiel for guitar quartet 

Commissioned by Ex-Aequo and Austin Classical Guitar Society 

Performed by student members of  Virtual Guitar Orchestra 


The [WRECK]oning 

for double bass 

Performed by bassist Daniel Murray | Virtual Premiere 2020

Series presented by Bass Players for Black Composers 


for classical guitar 

Commissioned by Ex-Aequo and released as a visual album (available on all streaming platforms) 

Performed by guitarist  Hannah Murphy | Virtual Premiere 2022


a three movement work for cello  

Premiered at The Merril Ellis Intermedia Theatre | "Goddess of Spring" Recital February 2019

Music for Meditation 

for double bass and electronics  

Composers Feature interview and demonstration with bassist, Jason Heath, exploring the commissioned compositions in Jason's New Course. 


DRY (2019) 

Director/Cinematographer: Claire Dejarnett

Original Song and Sound Design: Mason Bynes 

Pleiades (2019) 

an audio-visual "entrance" piece

Original Score and Sound Design by Mason Bynes 

Following Orpheus (2019)
an audiovisual work

Poetry and voice over by Kathryn I. W. Sparks 
Original Score and Sound Design by Mason Bynes

Seeking Persephone (2019)

an audiovisual work 

Poetry and voice over by Kathryn I.W. Sparks 

Original Score and Sound Design by Mason Bynes 

Matt's Theme (2019) 

segment from director Claire DeJarnett's film "Lookouts" 

Original Score and Sound Design by Mason Bynes 



Film (2019) directed by Claire Dejarnett. A man and woman seek refuge from the struggles of life in an abandoned watch tower. 

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