Clarinet Quintet: in memoriam: for those who
fall in time of war
Commissioned by Joan Llluna and the Brodsky String Quartet,
with funds from the Arts
Council of England
ON TOUR WITH THE BRODSKY QUARTET & JOAN LLUNA
RSAMD in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday
2 May 2009
Trinity College of Music, London, Saturday 18 April 2009
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord, Gebläsehalle,
Germany, 26 April 2008
Galloway Arts Festival, Ireland, July 2007
Belgrade, Serbia, 28 June, 2007
Holland, 16 June 2007
4-5 June, 2007; In Residence at CSSD, London.
Barcelona, Spain 10.3.2007
Del Pueyo, Zaragoza, Spain, 19th June, 2006
Festival De Las Artes De Castilla y León, Salamanca, Spain;
Teatro Caja Duero, 17 June 2005
Blackheath Concert Hall, London, UK, 7 May, 2005
Televised for Canal 22, Mexico,
Festival del Centro Historico, Mexico City, Mexico, 16th April, 2005
Chipping Norton Theatre, Oxon. 12th February
Premiere: Jacqueline Du Pres Music Building, Oxford University, 13th November, 2004Video excerpt from
In Memoriam: for those who fall in time of war
Death & Resurrection
Flute, Clarinet, Violin,
Cello & Piano (2006) Chamber music theatre, commissioned by Onix ensemble of Mexico.
a personal work that is related to techniques and ideas common to recent compositions such as my Clarinet Quintet (2004)
and Songs Between Words (2003). They explore gestural composition – a visible and perhaps inaudible representation of
music beyond music, presented here as a kind of transfiguration with which the present work ends. The work would be best
presented played from memory by the flautist, positioned at the centre of the small ensemble, as if a flute concerto in
Interludes2 Violins, Cello & Clarinet.A set of mobile compositions. For Peter Sheppard Skaerved and premiered by him in 2008.
Excalibur Commissioned for London Brass with funds from SE Arts, premiere 21.2.93. Arts Council Contemporary
Music Network Tour, 1994. 4tp,hn,4tb,tba. ca 20 mins
for 8 Mixed ensembleCommissioned for London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble premiere July 6,1995 at Henley Festival. cl,hn,bn,st5et ca 20 mins
Riffs Mixed ensembleCommissioned with
funds from RVW Trust, premiered Edinburgh, 1986. alto/tenor sax, electric bass guitar, amplified piano,
drums. ca 20 mins
Not Touch Mixed ensemblepremiered Gemini at Durham University Music Society 1983: 3 clarinets, perc (3 drums),
harp; ca 12 mins
5 Miniatures for 2 OboesPremiered Guildhall
School of Music, 1977; ca 12 mins;Also version for 2 oboes with percussion
Kabara IIA 1936 cylinder recording of a woman in South Africa called Kabara singing what may be a lullaby to her baby, Matabab
is the only evidence we have that the Kulkhaasi language.TYhe recording becams rthe basis for my song Kabara's Lullaby. Kabara
II transcribes the song for a speaking string quartet.
Bosque para Cámara
2003 he was awarded a UPX bursary from CONACULTA/ Mexico to realise an installation Bosque para Cámara in collaboration
with the video artist Rafael Ortega and the Latin American String Quartet. Over several months, thousands of people walked
into the box where the quartet played for them apparently in a wood at the far end. As the audience drew close to the
image the sound of birds gradually obscured their music, as they left, the music returned.
Listen to Bosque para Camara
also seeHomage to ShostakovitchFor SATB & String Quartet,
commissioned by Phillip Parr for the Swaledale Festival, 10th June 2006 for the Pro Nobis Singers & Navarra String Quartet.
This short work reflects some of the intense musical experiences that have marked me by his music. It is suffused by a slow,
halting waltz, and references to the sound of the composer's name. It lasts about five minutes before drifting up into silence.
Ca. 5 minutes.
3 Interventions 2007
violin and pianoMusic stolen from
other works recreated for violin and piano
Flute & Piano
DialoguePremiered 1979, Wigmore HallAnn Cherry, Raphael Terronica: 12 mins
Solo Bass Guitar, Solo Cello or Solo
Seven Dirty Sonnets (1998)
Series of interludes in the structure of a sonnet, originally for bass guitar from the opera
Dirty Tricks (1997). Recorded for piano on CD Turquoise Swans, Sargasso SCD 28035), also for solo double bass
and solo cello.
Stone Song; Stone
players with stones, commissioned by Tambuco Percussion Ensemble 2001 in Mexico and performed and televised widely.
The Return of Mullock
for Tenor Steel
Commissioned by Nettlefold Festival with funds from
LAB and premiered there by Ricardo Gallardo, September 19,1992. solo tenor steel pan,
4 Quartets in 3 Movements
by Mexican percussion quartet Tambuco and premiered by them at the Festival Cervantino,
Guadalajara, Mexico, 1994; recorded on CD, 1995. 19 drums, ca 15 minutes.