2. WHAT?

Selected pieces (with some scores)

Work series:   I am, a stride at a time   |  expedition   |  jandl songs

Voices

Jandl Songs (2007- ) cycle in progress (30 songs so far) for at least 4 voices [ca. 1hr]. Premièred variously in parts: by Exaudi, tonguestuff, members of CoMA. Five songs recorded by Exaudi on HCR06CD. ‘lohengrin’ commissioned for the CoMA Partsong Book. 

Pakopa Piece (2015) SATBx2 [12′] Commissioned by DAR and SAM for Brevis Choir. FP of 1st version: Brevis Choir/G. Venislovas, 25-vii-15, Šv. Jonų bažnyčia, Vilnius. [LISTEN] [SCORE]

Six pieces (2006-18) any voices (Wet Glassescan’t sayTwo Flaubert Songsen medias res, Elephant Round) [SCORES 1 2 3]

Assommons les pauvres (2006) SATBx12 [5’]. SPNM commission. FP: BBC Singers/James Morgan (cond), 11-vi-2006, Wilton’s Music Hall, Spitalfields Festival, London. Recorded by the BBC for future broadcast.

Ensemble

sios cosan an tsuain (in progress) flute, string trio and piano
reversals in each moment (in progress) piano and violin and cello and
“…when you touch its teeth” (in progress) for Tone-Bursting duo

5 simple pieces (2018) for 2 violins, viola and cello

I kept two windows lit till three (2017) two similar instruments/ensembles (separated by a lake, a valley, a wall…)

Baldessari unisons (2017) flexible ensemble

I saw these gaps of explanation rolling like wheels contrary within themselves, alien motions on fire with coriolis demeanour (2014) wandering string quartet [15′]. Written for Bozzini Quartet’s Composers Kitchen. FPs: Quatuor Bozzini, 17-vi-14, JMC, Montréal; 28-xi-14, hcmf, Huddersfield Town Hall. [LISTEN] [SCORE]

The Esk nr Middleholms (2012) 2 natural horns with rowboat across water

No title 3 (2011) 4 or more performers, whirling tubes, whistling, resonant spaces. FP: Ian Baxter, David Devaney, Ross Parfitt and Stephen Chase, 18-vi-2011, Bank St Arts, Sheffield.

No title; this isn’t it either 2 (2010) a number of people in a large public space with megaphones. FP: members & associates of Ensemble Zwischentöne with Otto Beck’s Orchester für Direkte Demokratie, 11-xii-2010, Schloßplatz, Berlin. [FILM]

No title; this isn’t it either (2010) 3 performers with portable feedback devices, monitors and architecture [ca.10′]. FP: Ross Parfitt, Philip Thomas, Stephen Chase, 25-iii-2010, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. [LISTEN]

harmoniphon vexed (2009) melodicas. FP: music we’d like to hear, 10-vii-15, St Mary-at-Hill, London. [LISTEN] [SCORE]

ukelelevents (2007-14) 10 pieces for ukuleles &c. FPs: UKALULI & Banjolely – ‘Music We’d Like to Hear’, 1-vii-09, St Anne & St Agnes, London; Ukelelevent #3 for Alison Knowles – Joe Kudirka, Ross Parfitt, Stephen Chase, 21-iv-2010, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield; ukleelele – ‘Quiet You TWO’, 26-v-17, Linda Kemp, Nathan Bettany, Stephen Chase, La Biblioteka, Sheffield. [LISTEN] [SCORES]

Warp & Weft (2007) improvising ensemble. FP: Damo Suzuki & The Gated Community, 15-xi-2007, Bar Abbey, Sheffield. [SCORE]

second ensemble song (2006) 4+clarinets and 3 percussionists (friction sounds) [11’30”] [SCORE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8]

every.thought.should.recall.the.debris.of.a.smile (2004/WITHDRAWN) cl.egtr.vc.pf.vib/per [11’]. Commissioned by hcmf for Apartment House. FP: Apartment House, 24-xi-2004, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield.

Vexifications (2004) 3 melody instruments and 1 or more harmony instruments. FP: Students of Sheffield University, 6-vi-07, St John’s Church, Ranmoor, Sheffield.

Feld Music (2003) flexible ensemble. FP: CoMA Yorkshire Ensemble/John Habron (dir.), 12-vii-03, St Thomas’ Church, Huddersfield.

Trio: Avrupalilastirilamiyanlardanmisiniz? (2003) cello, piano, percussion [8’]. FP: Apartment House, 25-xi-2003, hcmf, Huddersfield. 1st prize Yorkshire Young Composers’ Competition. [LISTEN] [SCORE]

DUET (2002) clarinet & cello and/or 3 percussionists [11’]. SPNM Shortlist.

Side/Walk/Shuffle (2001) string quartet(s) [7′ or more] [SCORE]. SPNM Shortlist.

love of the clear dark (1999) ob.cl.vn.va.pf [8’]. Commissioned by Sheffield Music School. FP: students of Sheffield Music School, 10-xii-99, Bannerdale Centre, Sheffield.

Nocturne (after De Selby) (1999) fl.ob.bcl-hn.tpt.tbn.tba-pf-2vn.vc.cb [3½’] [SCORE]

Blurred Visions (1997-98) flexible ensemble (SATB ranges) [7’]. FP: members of CoMA and London Sinfonietta/Simon Foxley (dir.), ‘State-of-the-nation’, 21-ii-98, Purcell Room, London.

Movement (1997) flute & cello [6’] [SCORE]

Text pieces

A Book of Actions:

  • People in Glass Houses (2004) 1 or more performers. Requested by Apartment House for a ‘Rock Concert’. FP: Ross Parfitt and Stephen Chase, 19-v-10, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.
  • Scissors Paper Stone (2004) 2 or more performers. FP: Inlets Ensemble, 26-ix-15, Miami, Florida. [LISTEN]
  • Wet Glasses (2006) 3 or more voices
  • Variation on a Theme by John Lely (2008) any instrument(s) (with earphones & soundfiles)
  • Ineluctable (2009) text piece. FP: (version for performer and audience) 25-vi-2010, Premier Inn goods entrance, Bank Street, Sheffield [SCORE]
  • Feet. Can’t. Fail. (2009) any performers
  • “This is called ‘The View from the Balcony’, you can download a copy for your own personal use whenever you want” (2010) any instruments/sound sources
  • Galileo (2010-13) 8 pieces for sustaining sliding instruments [SCORES 1A 1B 2A 2B 3A 3B 4A 4B]
  • Bas & Busby Fall Out (2011) 2 or more people
  • ((schmetterling)) (2011) text piece [SCORE]
  • Close your eyes and sing (2014) 1 or more performers [SCORE]
  • with noise of spheres metallic and burnished (2016) performers/dark/light/sound/space [SCORE]
  • library music (2017) 1 or more people with book(s). Published in Route57 #13.  [SCORE]
  • tootings (2017) for Mick Beck

Solo

for viola (2018)

room (~2009/18) toy piano and assistant(s)

feet.can’t.fail. (slight return) (2017) solo flutist. Contribution to ‘Coming up for Air‘. FP: Kathryn Williams, 21-ii-2018, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool.

Signatures of all things I am here to read (pocket version) (2017) for one (or more) in space(s). FP of 1st version: Linda Kemp, Nathan Bettany, SC, 16-v-2018, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Exposure, Picture House Social, Sheffield.

INTERIOR LIGHTING (2010- ) material for guitar [LISTEN]

music for teeny duchamp (2010- ) toy piano(s) and/or other small keyboards

Piano Dances (2007-08) solo piano [14’] Commissioned by Philip Thomas. FP: 25-i-2008, Persistence Works, Sheffield. [LISTEN] [SCORE]

Noise is kinder (2001) prepared piano [5’] Commissioned by Philip Thomas. FP: 9-ii-2001, Mappin Gallery, Sheffield. [SCORE]

Installation/Theatre/Other

I am getting on nicely in the dark (2016) for performer with audience of one. For WROUGHT festival. FP: 15 to 17-iv-2016, Sheffield.

A gate, if not a door (2011-) text-sculpture-sound materials for an installation. FP: contribution to ‘Quadrophonic’ group exhibition with Ian Baxter, David Devaney and Ross Parfitt, 24-v to 18-vi-11, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

“…rise and go…” (2010) installation/durational performance. FP: iii to vi-2010, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

Combiné 3 [KINO] (2006) actor, instruments, live electronics [12’] SPNM commission. FP: Sound Intermedia, Tim Gill, Clive Williamson, Anthony Shuster, 13-v-2006, LSO St Luke’s, London.

The Bucketrider (2003) devised music theatre (4 actors, cl/bcl, vc, lighting) [7’] Commissioned by SPNM. FP: acting students from Rose Bruford College, F.Cross (cl), M.Atkinson (vc), 21-x-2003, Rose Theatre, Sidcup.

 

List of individual pieces in reverse date order (dear lord, why?)

2018
for viola
haus [at least 4 voices]
..-- [at least 4 voices]
brancusi [2 (or 3) x 2 voices]
Signatures of all things I am here to read (pocketsized version) [person/people and environment]
always/immer [at least 4 voices]
Das Ohr [4 voices + ancillary items]
good luck [2 chorus groups]
5 simple pieces [2 violins, viola and cello]
2017
why2 [audience participation and/or film installation]
...when you touch its teeth [piano + simple electronics]
feet.can't.fail (slight return) [flute]
auf dem land [3, 4, 6, or 12 voices]
I kept two windows lit till three [two similar instruments/ensembles (separated by a lake, a valley, a wall...)]
tootings for Mick Beck
Baldessari unisons [ensemble]
gaited commune [out-of-doors suite]
dingfest [a. at least 3 voices, or b. 3+ voices simultaneous performance with thingsure]
thingsure [a. solo/unison voice(s), b. solo voice simultaneous with performance of dingfest]
room (~2009/2017) [toy piano and assistant(s)]
leuchten [4 or more voices]
for leonora carrington (limits of the diaphane) [performer(s) and audience]
library music [for 1 or more people with books]
2016
the wind will take us [out-of-doors suite]
with noise of spheres metallic and burnished [performers/dark/light/space]
bach/brook [4 voices]
Two Flaubert Songs [any voices]
航海家 [out-of-doors suite]
mes kopiame aukstyn [out-of-doors suite]
A journey around my room [chamber music (participatory installation & performance)]
Whistle while you walk [out-of-doors suite]
can’t say [any voices]
I am getting on nicely in the dark [for performer and audience of one] 20-30min
2015
Bounder [out-of-doors suite]
Gravity Phases [out-of-doors suite]
katajjaq akkulaitok [out-of-doors suite]
Voigt-Kampff Walk [out-of-doors suite]
Plane, Bob, Wander [out-of-doors suite]
Airs [out-of-doors suite]
39 steps [out-of-doors suite]
Caravan Wave [out-of-doors suite]
Caravan (rising) [out-of-doors suite]
Caravan Cascade [out-of-doors suite]
Walkie, Talkie [out-of-doors suite]
re-call-re-frain [out-of-doors suite]
der hauch (geraucht) [solo voice + 3 or more voices]
Pakopa Piece [SATBx2] 12min
lohengrin [2 groups of spatially separated voices] c.7min
Preamble [out-of-doors suite]
Another Johnny Cash Machine [out-of-doors suite]
2014
Close your eyes and sing [1 or more performers]
BIRDCALLS [out-of-doors suite]
ringing singing cycling [out-of-doors suite]
points on the curve [out-of-doors suite]
the drifters [out-of-doors suite]
I saw these gaps of explanation rolling like wheels contrary within themselves, alien motions on fire with coriolis demeanour [wandering string quartet] 15min
lights out for the territory [out-of-doors suite]
BEAMING [out-of-doors suite]
tutti / alla deriva / nello spazio [out-of-doors suite]
Spring Waves [out-of-doors suite]
Ukleelele [3 or more performers with ukuleles & fishing line]
2013
Galileo 4B [4 performers with 2 sliding instruments, 2 movable light sources]
Cross purposes II [out-of-doors suite]
Cross purposes [out-of-doors suite]
Два бубњара бубњање [out-of-doors suite]
Rumour tunes [out-of-doors suite]
Ukeles [ukuleles and ad hoc materials]
On sledge and horseback to outcast Siberian lepers [walk-installation-performance] EXPEDITION part 1e
Humboldt ventures in the Equinoctial regions [walk-installation-performance] EXPEDITION part 1d
Stanley meets Livingstone [walk-installation-performance] EXPEDITION part 1c
Zheng He sails the Western Oceans [walk-installation-performance] EXPEDITION part 1b
2012
wandeling buurt van water musiek [out-of-doors suite]
Ibn Fadlan encounters the Vikings [walk-installation-performance] EXPEDITION part 1a
Baldessari’s Harmonies [2-6 performers] 24min
pulse-in-time-to-pace-of-walking [out-of-doors suite]
tuning call 2 [out-of-doors suite]
humming & walking [out-of-doors suite]
ella… [out-of-doors suite]
phoning it in [out-of-doors suite]
Yodel Walk [out-of-doors suite]
tuning call 1 [out-of-doors suite]
Weather Report [out-of-doors suite]
Weather Report 2 [out-of-doors suite]
Skyline Music [out-of-doors suite]
Galileo 4A [4 performers, 2 sliding instruments, 2 movable light sources]
Galileo 2B [2 or more sliding, sustaining instruments]
Instep [out-of-doors suite]
Fred & Ginger Piece [out-of-doors suite]
Taking a walk for a line [out-of-doors suite]
Resound [out-of-doors suite]
piece-in-time-to-pace-of-walking [out-of-doors suite]
(tunnel walk) [out-of-doors suite]
RAYUELA [out-of-doors suite]
The Esk nr Middleholms [2 natural horns with rowboat across water]
Galileo 3B [2 or more performers with sustaining instruments]
Galileo 3A [1 or more performers with sliding, sustaining instruments]
2011
Bas & Busby Fall Out [2 or more people]
Galileo 1B [2 or more sliding, sustaining instruments]
Deerstalker [text piece]
san sukumi ken [2 or 3 people]
No title 3 [4 or more performers, whirling tubes, whistling, resonant spaces]
als ich nach haus kam [4 voices]
Brucie’s Double [ukuleles in a public space]
Galileo 2A [2 or more sliding, sustaining instruments]
a gate, if not a door [text-sculpture-sound]
Table Manners (after Laurie Anderson) [text piece]
Walk Now Man [out-of-doors suite]
La-la-la walk [out-of-doors suite]
humming piece [out-of-doors suite]
((schmetterling)) [text piece]
Cream Tart [out-of-doors suite]
Running & Whistling [out-of-doors suite]
the thinking of the tympanic [out-of-doors suite]
2010
No title; this isn’t it either 2 [a number of people in a large public space with megaphones
my real-time dappled logic wanted to apologise [material for guitar]
Galileo 1A [2 or more sliding, sustaining instruments]
No title; this isn’t it either [3 performers with portable feedback devices, monitors and architecture] ca.10min
“…rise and go…” [installation/durational performance]
“This is called ‘The View from the Balcony’, you can download a copy for your own personal use whenever you want” [any instruments/sound sources]
music for teeny duchamp [toy piano(s) and/or other small keyboards]
2009
glass [solo voice and 3+ other voices]
harmoniphon vexed [melodicas]
Feet. Can’t. Fail. [any performers]
Landscape (with string quartet & passers-by) [installation for string quartet] 45min
Ukulalien [prepared ukuleles]
Banjolely [ukuleles]
ELELEKUSHUN [ukuleles]
for g org s p r c, uk l l v nt #4 [ukuleles]
Ukelelevent #3 for Alison Knowles [ukuleles +]
UKALULI [ukuleles, voices, cassettes/radios]
Ineluctable [text piece]
2008
why can i not [at least 4 voices]
Variation on a Theme by John Lely [any instrument(s) with soundfiles]
trost in wolken [at least 4 voices]
the speciality of the house [4 voices]
Piano Dances [solo piano] 14min
2007
liegen, bei dir [at least 4 voices]
ach, und ich dachte [any voices]
im park [at least 4 voices]
mein [4 voices]
bericht über malmö [4 voices]
suchen wissen [4 voices]
lied/song [at least 2 voices]
ein gleiches [solo and 3+ voices]
oberflächenübersetzung [4 voices]
wrong [at least 4 voices]
anotherjohnwhitediscounttakeoff [1 or more ukuleles]
Warp & Weft [improvising ensemble]
2006
Wet Glasses [any voices]
Assommons les pauvres [24 voices] 5min
second ensemble song [4+ clarinets and 3 percussionists (friction sounds)] 11min30
2004
Vexifications [3 melody instruments and 1 or more harmony instruments]
Scissors Paper Stone [2 or more performers]
People in Glass Houses [1 or more performers]
2003
The Bucketrider [devised music theatre (4 actors, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello, lighting)] 7min
Trio: Avrupalilastirilamiyanlardanmisiniz? [cello, piano, percussion] 8min
Feld Music [flexible ensemble]
2002
DUET [clarinet & cello and/or 3 percussionists] 11min
2001
Side/Walk/Shuffle [string quartet(s)] 7min or more
Noise is kinder [prepared piano] 5min
1999
love of the clear dark [ob cl vn va pf] 8min
Nocturne (after De Selby) [fl, ob, bcl, hn, tpt, trb, tba, pf, 2vn, vc, cb] 3½min
1998
Blurred Visions [flexible ensemble (with SATB ranges)] 7min
1997
Movement [flute & cello] 6min

 

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